"If they kill me they have killed an Iraqi patriot"
By Tim Lezard - 12 March 12:00

Tim Lezard talks to a soccer-star headteacher who won't be intimidated by daily threats of death

The predictable slaughter
By Tim Lambon - 12 March 12:00

"Shock and Awe" killed very few Iraqis, but the inept implementation of regime change has let loose

Cameron's own goals
By Martin Bright - 05 March 13:20

Tory errors go relatively unnoticed as people focus on Labour's factional skirmishes

In Tehran, echoes of Baghdad 2002
By Rageh Omaar - 05 March 12:00

The resigned weariness of ordinary Iranians is horribly reminiscent of pre-war Iraq

Of poetry and princes
By Rachel Aspden - 05 March 12:00

In the UAE poetry is the pinnacle of manly achievement

Looking for truth among the lies
By Benjamin Pogrund - 26 February 12:00

Trying to find some reality among all the strong emotions that the issues of Israel and Palestine th

We are asking the wrong questions of Iran
By Rageh Omaar - 19 February 12:00

Rageh Omaar finds a country more complex than most in the west have ever realised

Iran - This, Mr President, is how wars start
By Andrew Stephen - 19 February 12:00

Andrew Stephen in Washington warns that war could easily be triggered by the Bush administration's s

Iran - Ready to attack
By Dan Plesch - 19 February 12:00

American preparations for invading Iran are complete, Dan Plesch reveals. Plus Rageh Omaar's insight

Time to speak out
By Martin Bright - 15 February 9:45

Why is the left silent on Iran's internal struggle?

Too complex for Dubbya
By Andrew Stephen - 12 February 12:00

Unfortunately for the rest of the world, Rumsfeld and co never realised the Sunni-Shia division coul

History of a conflict
By Rachel Aspden - 12 February 12:00

Key facts about Sunni and Shia Muslims

Sunni v Shia
By Zaki Chehab - 12 February 12:00

The clash between Sunni and Shia Muslims is the greatest cause of strife across the Arab world. Here

Iran: The war begins
By John Pilger - 05 February 12:00

As opposition grows in America to the failed Iraq adventure, the Bush administration is preparing pu

How the left went wrong
By Nick Cohen - 05 February 12:00

In early 2003, the largest co-ordinated protests in history took place against the Iraq war. This, a

Terror and starvation in Gaza
By John Pilger - 22 January 12:00

Pilger on the genocide that is engulfing Palestine as bystanders silently look on

Letter to a Parent of a British soldier in Palestine
By Arthur Koestler - 15 January 12:00

Taken from the New Statesman archive, 16 August 1947

Drawn to a fair future
By Amil Khan - 15 January 12:00

The epoch of the Arab superhero

Saudi torture: a Whitehall cover-up
By Geoffrey Bindman - 15 January 12:00

It is not just in arms deals that Britain twists the law to please the Saudis. The human rights lawy

A flawed process
By Chris Stephen - 08 January 12:00

Iraq has blown its chance to prove it has embraced the rule of law

An illegal hanging
By Sadakat Kadri - 08 January 12:00

Besides being barbaric, the execution of Saddam Hussein may well be illegal

The death of a failed adventure
By Staff blogger - 08 January 12:00

Saddam's execution provides an appropriate image for the war in Iraq

Looking for the spirit of hope
By Zaki Chehab - 18 December 12:00

Christmas around the world: Lebanon

Jewish Beliefs and Practice
By Rabbi Janet Burden - 13 December 10:03

What jews believe and how the rules of Judaism get applied in practice

Reflections on Jewish Identity
By Rabbi Janet Burden - 12 December 9:55

How Jews are not simply a race or a religion - they are an extended family with all that implies

What they didn't tell us about WMD
By Brian Jones - 11 December 12:00

As the Iraq Study Group reports on US operations to remove Saddam, Brian Jones, a former intelligenc

Back-seat drivers
By Ambur Beg - 27 November 12:00

Observations on the road

A harvest of bitter fruit
By Clare Short - 13 November 12:00

<strong>Prickly Pears of Palestine</strong>

Hilda Reilly <em>Eye Books, 256pp, £9.99</em>


Saddam: What will change when the dictator hangs?
By Rageh Omaar - 13 November 12:00

Even those who, from the outset, were sceptical about the shallow, vacuous policy described in London and Washington as "regime change" have been left flabbergasted by the perception of Saddam Hussein's sentencing as a 24-hour wonder. Can it really have come to that?

Saddam: Let's now charge the accomplices
By John Pilger - 13 November 12:00

In a show trial whose theatrical climax was clearly timed to promote George W Bush in the American midterm elections, Saddam Hussein was convicted and sentenced to hang.