John Pilger doesn't buy the sales pitch of political war lovers
By John Pilger - 27 March 13:00

On television, night after night, they flog their wares.

Lindey Hilsum defends her decision to wear a headscarf
By Lindsey Hilsum - 27 March 13:00

Wearing a headscarf is a wonderful thing, because it alerts the audience to the compromises a repor

"You won't be going to Jericho"
By Rachel Aspden - 20 March 12:00

Rachel Aspden was one of the Britons rapidly evacuated from Jerusalem following the Israeli army's p

Invasion was the courageous thing to do
By John Lloyd - 20 March 12:00

Mistakes have been made in Iraq and opponents of the war may revel in them, but nothing can alter th

Oh, what a foolish war
By Staff blogger - 20 March 12:00

Saddam may be on trial, but there is now, thanks to Blair and Bush, no better time to be a dictator

Iraq by numbers
By Katherine Haywood - 20 March 12:00

2,309: US soldiers killed since invasion . . . 103: British soldiers killed . . . 4,260: members of new Iraqi security forces killed . . . 33,658-37,754: civilians killed . . . 101: media workers killed . . . 1,012: car bombs since June 2004 . . . 280: foreigners kidnapped (of whom 45 killed) .

They ask, we ask: was it worse under Saddam?
By Zaki Chehab - 20 March 12:00

Kidnappings, power cuts, sectarian hatred, medical shortages, petrol queues, intimidation of women a

Iraq: the reckoning
By John Simpson - 20 March 12:00

The US and Iraqi governments insist that this isn't a civil war. If they are right, then how do you

Peace in our times
By Barbara Smith - 13 March 12:00

The People on the Street: a writer's view of Israel

Linda Grant <em>Virago, 214pp, £9.99</em>


Britain's dirty secret
By Meirion Jones - 13 March 12:00

Exculsive - Secret papers show how Britain helped Israel make the A-bomb in the 1960s, supplying ton

Lindsey Hilsum - predicts Iranian cloned sheep
By Lindsey Hilsum - 13 March 12:00

Iran has a fervour for science. Its stem-cell research is nearly as advanced as Britain's

Palestine's future is in our hands
By Staff blogger - 06 March 12:00

Hamas must be required to make a gesture; this should coincide with a longer-term economic package a

The talking cure
By Jean Seaton - 06 March 12:00

Voices of the New Arab Public: Iraq, al-Jazeera and Middle East politics today

Marc Lynch <em>Colu

Mark Thomas flushes out a fatwa
By Mark Thomas - 27 February 12:00

A fatwa committee has sentenced the Kurdish writer Marywan Halabjaye to death, while Kurd leaders ju

Our man in Baghdad
By Stephen Grey - 27 February 12:00

My Year In Iraq: the struggle to build a future of hope

L Paul Bremer III <em>Simon & Schuster, 41

Paper parenthood
By Allegra Stratton - 27 February 12:00

Observations on Egpyt

History's witness
By Adam LeBor - 27 February 12:00

Photography - To understand Israel's story, we need pictures as much as words

Lindsey Hilsum smells rotting strawberries
By Lindsey Hilsum - 27 February 12:00

Hamas has maintained a ceasefire, with no suicide bombings and no attacks on Israel, for a year. Tha

Talking to terrorists
By Martin Bright - 20 February 12:00

Secret documents show the Foreign Office is ready to risk international fury by opening a dialogue w

Rory's week - Rory Bremner boggles in Dubai
By Rory Bremner - 20 February 12:00

Peter Mandelson (Peace Be Upon Him) informed the world's press that "we represent the masses, the pr

Mixed fortunes
By Samir El-Youssef - 20 February 12:00

City of Oranges: Arabs and Jews in Jaffa

Adam LeBor <em>Bloomsbury, 357pp, £18.99</em>

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Danish butter? No thanks
By James Montague - 13 February 12:00

You have to feel sorry for Thomas Bay. The affable Danish consul and trade commissioner to Dubai has arguably one of the hardest jobs in the world at the moment: trying to persuade Muslim consumers in the emirate to start buying Danish again.

John Pilger on why Iran will be the next war for the West
By John Pilger - 13 February 12:00

Bush and Blair are gearing up for it, and they are preparing us, too - just as they did before attacking Iraq.

Cartoons and oil
By Lindsey Hilsum - 13 February 12:00

The Americans are seeking ways to cut themselves off from the Muslim world. For Europe that is not a

Near-miracle of polling day in Nablus
By Shahid Malik - 06 February 12:00

Observations on Palestine

Victoria Segal - Patriot games
By Victoria Segal - 30 January 12:00

Film - Hollywood's top director makes a troubled foray into politics, writes Victoria Segal


Lindsey Hilsum meets Arafat's heir
By Lindsey Hilsum - 30 January 12:00

"I think Marwan Barghouti is a terrorist," said the Israeli prison officer. "But in the end, he must