Living with the monster
By Rachel Aspden - 04 December 9:39

A season of contemporary work from Iran shows that the country offers its artists rich inspiration -

Palestine's secret oasis
By Zoe Flood - 04 December 9:39

Surrounded by conflict, the West Bank city of Ramallah is undergoing a quiet renaissance

Profile: Rory Stewart
By Lucy Knight - 02 December 9:53

One of 25 hand picked for the Foreign Office fast track, Rory Stewart quit after five years to go wa

Refugees face enemies within
By Abigail Fielding-Smith - 27 November 9:45

Observations on the Lebanon

Resisting Persecution
By Nazila Ghanea - 26 November 10:31

The Bahá’í faith supports human rights and interactions with other religions, yet the believers have

Iraq's mercenary forces
By Brittany Peats - 25 November 14:53

After two charred American corpses were hung from a bridge in Fallujah, the shadowy world of governm

Thanks for the memories
By Ryan Gilbey - 20 November 9:30

An unsettling and inspired exploration of how the trauma of war affects the mind


Invisible cities
By Hisham Matar - 20 November 9:30

In myth, Babylon is a place of romance and wonder, but years of dictatorship and war have taken thei

A deadly craft
By Paddy Docherty - 20 November 9:30

Paddy Docherty visits a town on Pakistan's Afghan border where the law of the gun reigns supreme

Dear David...
By Sean Carey - 18 November 13:27

Sean Carey, who has written extensively on the plight of the Chagos islanders, pens an open letter t

In with the in-crowd
By Alec MacGillis - 13 November 9:32

The appointment of a pro-Israel hawk has, to some, undermined Obama's call for a new politics. Or ma

No room for bigots
By Ben Davies - 11 November 13:12

Why there are some subjects that are so polarising I'm coming to the conclusion it's almost impossib

Filming Israel's trouble spots
By Samira Shackle - 10 November 17:04

An Israeli human rights group has distributed 100 cameras to Palestinian families in Hebron City Cen

The challenges facing Obama
By kenzieeliase410 - 07 November 10:39

Just what direction will the president-elect take on South America, Israel and the wars in Iraq and

Farming Palestine
By Ben White - 31 October 14:06

'Palestinian olive farmers face assault and interference by Israeli settlers some of whom are gun-hu

Donald Macintyre's week
By Donald Macintyre - 30 October 9:16

Kicking the story into Toryland

Israel v Hamas
By Edward Platt - 30 October 9:16

Schools in Hebron are being closed and other charitable organisations put under pressure by an Israe

The killing fields
By John Sweeney - 23 October 10:17

What are we doing in Afghanistan? A superb new history shows how successive invaders have tried, and

Exercise your rights
By John Pilger - 23 October 10:17

Politicians on both sides of the Atlantic have been "maintaining the fiction" for decades on all asp

The executioner's sword
By Kate Allen - 15 October 10:25

Despite executing an average of two or three prisoners each week, Saudi Arabia’s grotesque love affa

Europe's first revolution
By Tom Holland - 09 October 10:29

The west faces increasing tension with the Muslim world. To plot a course through this turbulent age

A chance for the Middle East
By Mohammed Akacem - 08 October 14:16

Now that the US economy has been hit with the financial meltdown, what are the options for investors

Life after Tom Hurndall
By Jocelyn Hurndall - 08 October 13:28

Jocelyn Hurndall - whose son Tom was unlawfully killed by the Israeli Defence Forces as he tried to

HRW v Chavez
By kenzieeliase410 - 26 September 19:49

Chávez clearly made a major political blunder in expelling two HRW employees but then their report c

Israel's illegal outpost
By Jonathan Cook - 25 September 11:22

The extremist children of the settlements who have turned their backs on what they regard as their p

Al Qaeda’s delayed release
By Raffaello Pantucci - 19 September 11:23

Extremist websites are abuzz this week with barely contained rage at the delayed online release by A

Living with a revolution
By Staff blogger - 11 September 10:52

Iranian photographers capture the sharp disparity between public and private life in the Islamic Rep

“Economics is for donkeys”
By Robert Tait - 11 September 10:52

While oil prices remain high, Iran can afford its contempt for economic orthodoxy

Inside Iran
By Maziar Bahari - 11 September 10:52

It is the country the west fears most - and knows least about. In our exclusive reports, Iranian wri

Too much oil, too few options
By James Buchan - 11 September 10:52

Saudi Arabia may seem rigid, autocratic and antiquated, but it is slowly changing. Under King Abdull