World view - Bronwen Maddox calls time on Iran
By Bronwen Maddox - 06 June 13:00

Iran has agreed to put its nuclear weapons plans on ice until August. But then what?

Hookahs are so hot, they're cool
By Allegra Stratton - 06 June 13:00

Observations on smoking (1)

The war before the war
By Michael Smith - 30 May 13:00

Britain and the US carried out a secret bombing campaign against Iraq months before the tanks went o

The faces of al-Jazeera
By Viv Groskop - 30 May 13:00

Observations on women in television (1)

Israel's other war
By Daphna Baram - 23 May 13:00

The socialist foundations of the Jewish state are facing their final destruction

A bit of action in the hammam
By David Self - 16 May 13:00

Observations on gay men in Iraq

Let's face it - the state has lost its mind
By John Pilger - 16 May 13:00

The media coverage of this past election was a pastiche. Our right to know what our rulers are doing

World view - Lindsey Hilsum wonders what Jack Straw does<br />
By Lindsey Hilsum - 16 May 13:00

What does the British Foreign Secretary actually do? In Iran, Palestine, Africa and elsewhere, it is

John Pilger - on Blair's forgotten victims
By John Pilger - 25 April 13:00

Election: the outrage - By voting for Blair, you will walk over the corpses of at least 100,000 peop

How to find hard evidence
By David Edwards and David Cromwell - 18 April 13:00

Observations on journalism

Mint tea with the terrorists
By Stephen Grey - 11 April 13:00

Under US law, it is an offence to give any "aid or counsel" to groups such as Hamas or Hezbollah. Bu

John Pilger rejects the Law of Silence
By John Pilger - 11 April 13:00

From the BBC's capitulation to the Israeli government, to the rush to eulogise a deeply reactionary

Glasgow girls against Iraq
By Lucy Sweet - 04 April 13:00

In the bars of the city centre, there's a Bacardi Breezer backlash against Blair . . . Lucy Sweet re

World view - Lindsey Hilsum predicts good times for Arab clerics
By Lindsey Hilsum - 21 March 12:00

Perhaps the Muslim world has to go through a new Islamist phase as the result of democratic change -

Women in black who want to vote
By Allegra Stratton - 14 March 12:00

Observations on female suffrage

Le doyen du continent
By John Ghazvinian - 14 March 12:00

African special - Observations on Omar Bongo of Gabon

John Pilger kebabs the Tonier-than-thou club
By John Pilger - 07 March 12:00

Those who regard themselves as commissars of the respectable, moral, liberal class do not convey to

Secrets and marriages
By Allegra Stratton - 07 March 12:00

Observations on Egypt

World view - Lindsey Hilsum fills a vacancy in the axis of evil
By Lindsey Hilsum - 07 March 12:00

There is a vacancy in the axis of evil, and the real threat to Syria therefore comes, not from Leban

World view - Lindsey Hilsum warns that old wars can bite back
By Lindsey Hilsum - 21 February 12:00

The murders in Lebanon and Somalia show that wars we thought we could forget are still simmering awa

Iran at a glance
By Christopher Thompson - 14 February 12:00

Iran - Research

Bloggers strike first
By Kathryn Corrick - 14 February 12:00

Iran -

The nuclear fat is in the fire
By James Buchan - 14 February 12:00

Iran - Iran is not some ill-sorted colonial confection like Iraq with 80 years on the clock. This pr

I've never seen so much heavy make-up
By Frances Harrison - 14 February 12:00

Iran - Frances Harrison, the BBC's new woman in Tehran, finds it a complicated city where eyeshadow

Middle East: keep US and UK out
By Staff blogger - 14 February 12:00

The most encouraging thing about the latest handshake between the leaders of Israel and Palestine is that it took place on the shores of the Red Sea and not on the White House lawn. There was not an American "mediator" in sight.

Would Condi and Dubbya really start another war?
By Guy Dinmore - 14 February 12:00

Iran - Washington is confused about Iran, with many analysts doubting military action is do-able. Th

A reality check on the "Persian menace"
By Ali M Ansari - 14 February 12:00

Iran - Should we fear Iran? Experience has taught its people that war is expensive in both human and

World view - Lindsey Hilsum
By Lindsey Hilsum - 07 February 12:00

I feared that I had become a stooge. Embedded with the British forces, I came to Basra to report on

Warlords' threat to secede
By Shiv Malik - 07 February 12:00

Observations on Afghanistan

A brief guide to Iraqi democracy
By Laura Barnett - 31 January 12:00

Iraq elections -

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