Lindsey Hilsum - explores an illusory Iraq
By Lindsey Hilsum - 26 September 13:00

Iraqis have as many illusions as Bush about their country, like children closing their eyes and sayi

Rory's week - Rory Bremner is not surprised by Tony's toenails
By Rory Bremner - 26 September 13:00

If Tony was put out of his misery and released to write the book that will help him pay off his mort

The Persian Renaissance
By Tom Holland - 19 September 13:00

A spectacular exhibition devoted to the glories of the ancient Persian empire has opened at the Brit

The women of Afghanistan find a leader
By F Brinley Bruton - 19 September 13:00

As the country wakes up from 25 years of conflict and despair, a young female politician is taking o

Not by the window, thanks
By Jo-Anne Nadler - 12 September 13:00

Observations on restaurants

Beyond Neverland
By James Montague - 12 September 13:00

Observations on Jacko in Dubai

World view - Lindsey Hilsum on youthful extremes
By Lindsey Hilsum - 29 August 13:00

With their T-shirts, sandals and long skirts, the girls would not have looked out of place in the Su

For Iraq, talk is the only way
By Staff blogger - 29 August 13:00

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.

America's "eyes in the skies"
By Brendan O'Neill - 22 August 13:00

Observations on unmanned planes. By <strong>Brendan O'Neill</strong>

The cold war has become warmer
By Ali M Ansari - 22 August 13:00

Encouraged by US policy failures in the Middle East, Iran is taking a more robust stance

Out of Gaza - and into Jerusalem
By Lindsey Hilsum - 15 August 13:00

Ariel Sharon is a master of manoeuvres, writes Lindsey Hilsum. While the world watches the withdrawa

Islam: the tide of change
By Ziauddin Sardar - 08 August 13:00

The Muslim world is not the medieval monolith we in the west often imagine. Ziauddin Sardar toured s

Blair's bombs: on July 7, the invasion of Iraq came home to London
By John Pilger - 25 July 13:00

Terror and the UK - the senseless repercussions of interventions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine.

World view - Lindsey Hilsum sees Europe's opportunity
By Lindsey Hilsum - 18 July 13:00

Terror and the UK - Policy towards Muslims at home is as important as foreign policy. If British Mus

The struggle for Islam's soul
By Ziauddin Sardar - 18 July 13:00

Terror in the UK - Most Muslims abhor violence, yet the terrorists are a product of a specific minds

Welcome to Iran. . . You're arrested
By Lindsey Hilsum - 27 June 13:00

The battle between reformers and clerics might be exercising the rest of the world, but Iranians hav

Iraq - the issue we have chosen to forget
By Staff blogger - 27 June 13:00

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.

Goodbye to all that
By Anton La Guardia - 20 June 13:00

What will Israel leave behind as it quits the Gaza Strip? Anton La Guardia on the demolition dilemma

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: John Pilger on election coverage
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 must be preserved.

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

This election, John Pilger asks we remember Blair's forgotten victims
By John Pilger - 25 April 13:00

By voting for Blair, you will walk over the corpses of at least 100,000 people.

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

As the BBC gives in, John Pilger rejects the Israeli 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 man, seemingly benign lies are damaging.