<strong>Misadventure in the Middle East: travels as tramp, artist and spy</strong>
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Iraqi Kurdistan is desperate to prove that it is safe and open for tourist business.
Conventional armies are a sledgehammer to crack a nut when it comes to fighting guerrillas.
Tim Lezard talks to a soccer-star headteacher who won't be intimidated by daily threats of death
"Shock and Awe" killed very few Iraqis, but the inept implementation of regime change has let loose
America won't simply be paying with its dead. The Pentagon is trying to silence economists who predi
Tory errors go relatively unnoticed as people focus on Labour's factional skirmishes
The resigned weariness of ordinary Iranians is horribly reminiscent of pre-war Iraq
In the UAE poetry is the pinnacle of manly achievement
Trying to find some reality among all the strong emotions that the issues of Israel and Palestine th
Andrew Stephen in Washington warns that war could easily be triggered by the Bush administration's s
American preparations for invading Iran are complete, Dan Plesch reveals. Plus Rageh Omaar's insight
Rageh Omaar finds a country more complex than most in the west have ever realised
Why is the left silent on Iran's internal struggle?
The clash between Sunni and Shia Muslims is the greatest cause of strife across the Arab world. Here
Unfortunately for the rest of the world, Rumsfeld and co never realised the Sunni-Shia division coul
Key facts about Sunni and Shia Muslims
In early 2003, the largest co-ordinated protests in history took place against the Iraq war. This, a
The Bush administration prepares to fight on another ideological front.
Palestine is engulfed by renewed violence. The international community looks on in silence.
Taken from the New Statesman archive, 16 August 1947
It is not just in arms deals that Britain twists the law to please the Saudis. The human rights lawy
Iraq has blown its chance to prove it has embraced the rule of law
Besides being barbaric, the execution of Saddam Hussein may well be illegal
Saddam's execution provides an appropriate image for the war in Iraq
Christmas around the world: Lebanon
What jews believe and how the rules of Judaism get applied in practice
How Jews are not simply a race or a religion - they are an extended family with all that implies