To accompany this week's Iran special magazine, we look at Iran from two angles - the power and the
Our guide to power in the Islamic Republic
Tariq Ramadan argues for a new understanding of what it means to be a “moderate” Muslim.
Calls for accountability on the anniversary of the revolution are nothing new.
The phrase "domestic violence" tends to dictate the way that we think about the physical, sexual and psychological abuses that partners visit on one another.
Some important conclusions came from the international conference on Yemen but it's not enough
A letter from Yemen, a country in chaos, where al-Qaeda is gathering strength
In the build-up to the invasion of Iraq, our prime minister insisted that he didn’t want war – yet h
The construction of a museum of tolerance in Jerusalem – on the site of an ancient Arab cemetery – h
We must prevent Afghanistan becoming a crucible once again for attacks against the rest of the world
A new global movement is challenging Israel's violations of international law with the same strategies used against apertheid.
Instead of body scanners and ethnic profiling we need patience and resilience to tackle terrorism
Israel's friends should do more to persuade it to lift its draconian blockade on Gaza
A year on from Israel’s armed assault on Hamas-controlled Gaza, the people of the territory are stil
Obama's lies over the Afghanistan war remind us of the lessons of Nineteen Eighty-Four.
“I’m certainly a friend of Israel – I don’t mind being called a Zionist”
"Those who cannot remember the past," wrote the perennially misquoted George Santayana, "are condemned to repeat it." Recent events in Iran are served equally well by another famous line: "Rebellion against tyrants is obedienc
Freedom marches have a noble pedigree. Hundreds of thousands marched for racial equality in the 1960s US; among them was Martin Luther King Jr, who delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech at the march on Washington in 1963.
“I’m not going to give in and do as the government wants me to” - Shirin Ebadi, human rights lawyer
Newly uncovered Foreign Office memos show how New Labour has played politics with the massacre of th
The Iraq war was a ruinous mistake. The lessons from it have not yet been learned.
Conflict resolution is a balancing act between demands for security, humanitarian aid and political
The spectacle of cars being abandoned on the way to Dubai airport has been familiar for months.
“People are surprised when I say I’m the son of Osama Bin Laden”
Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to strengthen “co-operation between p
After weeks of negotiation, we are finally driving into Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's compound in Tripoli, past a sign that reads: "Welcome on the Soil of the Residence of the Steadfast."
There is nothing Islamic about so-called Islamic terrorism. But why are so many Muslims reluctant to
Life for Palestinians on the West Bank can feel as isolated as life for Gazans