Profile - As Detlev Mehlis completes the world's most important murder investigation, the Middle Eas
Hussein's charge sheet should be one of the longest in history, but hundreds of cases against him wi
The Great War For Civilisation: the conquest of the Middle East
Robert Fisk <em>Fourth Estate, 1,3
Downtown Beirut has been rebuilt, but behind the chic facade lurk tension and violence
10 people - Sholto Byrnes on the leader who is showing the Middle East a different route to modernit
10 people - Nicole Mowbray on a precocious director whose films speak for oppressed women everywhere
Observations on Israel
The limits of American power are there for all to see. Ask yourself why Iran is so confident today
Is there to be no honest accounting for the events in Basra? Do we simply accept John Reid's customa
Nobody in London or Washington would admit it, but Tony Blair and George Bush have unwittingly become the biggest allies of Iran's clerical regime. The "war on terror" has removed two of its chief enemies: the Taliban and Saddam Hussein.
British forces in the south of Iraq have ceded power to Islamic radical militias. The police recruit
The theory was eloquently set out by Jack Straw. Addressing the Labour conference, the Foreign Secretary declared: "Sovereign states and the nations of the world . . .
Iraqis have as many illusions as Bush about their country, like children closing their eyes and sayi
If Tony was put out of his misery and released to write the book that will help him pay off his mort
A spectacular exhibition devoted to the glories of the ancient Persian empire has opened at the Brit
As the country wakes up from 25 years of conflict and despair, a young female politician is taking o
Observations on restaurants
With their T-shirts, sandals and long skirts, the girls would not have looked out of place in the Su
Can things get worse in Iraq? Let us first remind ourselves how bad things are. Violence on a level that few in Europe can imagine is the norm. Two hundred members of the new Iraqi police service and army are killed each month, and roughly 60 US soldiers.
Observations on unmanned planes. By <strong>Brendan O'Neill</strong>
Encouraged by US policy failures in the Middle East, Iran is taking a more robust stance
Ariel Sharon is a master of manoeuvres, writes Lindsey Hilsum. While the world watches the withdrawa
The Muslim world is not the medieval monolith we in the west often imagine. Ziauddin Sardar toured s
Terror and the UK - The senseless repercussions of interventions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine
Terror in the UK - Most Muslims abhor violence, yet the terrorists are a product of a specific minds
Terror and the UK - Policy towards Muslims at home is as important as foreign policy. If British Mus
The battle between reformers and clerics might be exercising the rest of the world, but Iranians hav
The law of inverse proportions applies to Iraq. The greater the death toll, the less we in Britain seem to care. Each report of violence, each new piece of evidence of pre-war miscreance by our politicians produces the same shrug of the shoulders.