Iran: the people
By Henry Smith - 17 February 17:33

Our guide to the Iranian population.

Iran: power and the people
By Ian K Smith and Henry Smith - 17 February 17:24

To accompany this week's Iran special magazine, we look at Iran from two angles - the power and the

Who rules Iran?
By Ian K Smith - 17 February 16:59

Our guide to power in the Islamic Republic

Good Muslim, bad Muslim
By Tariq Ramadan - 12 February 9:26

Tariq Ramadan argues for a new understanding of what it means to be a “moderate” Muslim.

Freedom unfulfilled for Iranians
By Henry Smith - 11 February 13:33

Calls for accountability on the anniversary of the revolution are nothing new.

Good idea: Home sweet home
By Alyssa McDonald - 01 February 8:15

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.

Yemen's next steps
By Henry Smith - 28 January 15:18

Some important conclusions came from the international conference on Yemen but it's not enough

Desert storm
By Heather Murdock - 28 January 7:06

A letter from Yemen, a country in chaos, where al-Qaeda is gathering strength

The bulletproof case against Blair
By Mehdi Hasan - 28 January 7:06

In the build-up to the invasion of Iraq, our prime minister insisted that he didn’t want war – yet h

Graveyard shift
By Edward Platt - 25 January 7:05

The construction of a museum of tolerance in Jerusalem – on the site of an ancient Arab cemetery – h

“The danger is being outgoverned, rather than outgunned”
By David Miliband - 21 January 7:37

We must prevent Afghanistan becoming a crucible once again for attacks against the rest of the world

A reckoning for Israel as anti-apertheid campaigns heat up
By John Pilger - 14 January 6:27

A new global movement is challenging Israel's violations of international law with the same strategies used against apertheid. 

Spooked by the Underwear Bomber
By Mehdi Hasan - 07 January 6:30

Instead of body scanners and ethnic profiling we need patience and resilience to tackle terrorism

Leader: Gaza’s fate hangs in the balance
By Staff blogger - 30 December 6:16

Israel's friends should do more to persuade it to lift its draconian blockade on Gaza

Life among the ruins
By Donald Macintyre - 30 December 6:16

A year on from Israel’s armed assault on Hamas-controlled Gaza, the people of the territory are stil

Welcome to Orwell’s world: John Pilger on the Afghanistan war and 1984
By John Pilger - 30 December 6:16

Obama's lies over the Afghanistan war remind us of the lessons of Nineteen Eighty-Four.

The NS Interview: Richard Goldstone
By Ian Williams - 30 December 6:16

“I’m certainly a friend of Israel – I don’t mind being called a Zionist”

Mourning has broken
By David Patrikarakos - 30 December 6:16

"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

Shoulder to shoulder with the Strip
By Antony Loewenstein - 17 December 7:06

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.

The NS Interview: Shirin Ebadi
By Alyssa McDonald - 10 December 5:47

“I’m not going to give in and do as the government wants me to” - Shirin Ebadi, human rights lawyer

A genocide denied
By Geoffrey Robertson - 10 December 5:47

Newly uncovered Foreign Office memos show how New Labour has played politics with the massacre of th

Leader: Our craven calculations in Iraq must not infect Afghanistan
By Staff blogger - 10 December 5:47

The Iraq war was a ruinous mistake. The lessons from it have not yet been learned.

After the war
By Staff blogger - 03 December 11:27

Conflict resolution is a balancing act between demands for security, humanitarian aid and political

Bling City says Goodbai world
By Sholto Byrnes - 03 December 10:16

The spectacle of cars being abandoned on the way to Dubai airport has been familiar for months.

The NS Interview: Omar Bin Laden
By Mehdi Hasan - 19 November 5:52

“People are surprised when I say I’m the son of Osama Bin Laden”

A state of collapse
By Edward Platt - 12 November 5:43

Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to strengthen “co-operation between p

The Leader will see you in the library . . .
By Colin Brazier - 05 November 5:55

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."

Suicide attacks are un-Islamic
By Mehdi Hasan - 05 November 5:55

There is nothing Islamic about so-called Islamic terrorism. But why are so many Muslims reluctant to

Letter from Hebron
By Liana Wood - 29 October 8:24

Life for Palestinians on the West Bank can feel as isolated as life for Gazans

The forgotten war
By Samira Shackle - 29 October 7:51

On Sunday 25 October, two car bombs exploded in the heart of Baghdad during the morning rush hour. As we went to press, the death toll stood at 155, with another 700 injured, in Iraq's bloodiest attacks since 2007.