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 -

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

African special - Observations on Omar Bongo of Gabon

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

Observations on female suffrage

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

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

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

Iran - Research

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

Iran -

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

We blundered in. Let's not betray them too
By Stephen Grey - 31 January 12:00

Iraq elections - Stephen Grey argues that Britain has completely failed in Iraq and that if we keep

What next? Don't ask Washington
By Andrew Stephen - 31 January 12:00

Iraq elections - The principles of the Bush administration are elastic. The future of Iran and Iraq

An election riven with contradictions
By Lindsey Hilsum - 31 January 12:00

It is supposed to be the Iraqis' chance to decide their destiny, but what if a new Shia-led governme

On the world's most dangerous roads
By Tom Roberts - 31 January 12:00

Iraq elections - Tom Roberts, embedded with US troops for a month, finds their professionalism impre

Only one muted cheer for Iraqi democracy
By Staff blogger - 31 January 12:00

The first democratic elections in Iraq's history ought to be an occasion for celebration, arousing the same emotions as the first such in South Africa.

The Salvador option
By Sue Branford - 31 January 12:00

Iraq elections -

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

Iraq elections -

The Middle East's Generation X
By Allegra Stratton - 31 January 12:00

Iraq elections - Two-thirds of Arabs are under 25, and they are better educated than ever. History s

A forgotten minority
By Mark Seddon - 24 January 12:00

Observations on Iraq (1)

How the west followed Bin Laden's script
By Staff blogger - 24 January 12:00

The world, it was said, had changed for ever after 11 September 2001. Since 1945, international conflicts had had only a limited effect on western homelands, particularly the American homeland.

Why Abbas is already frozen out
By Daphna Baram - 24 January 12:00

The new Palestinian leader doesn't matter to Israel. The real negotiation is with America

The press unites in ignorance
By David Edwards and David Cromwell - 24 January 12:00

Observations on Iraq (2)

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