Our rulers want us to believe that southern Iraq is stable. In fact, Britain is fighting a very secr
I rang to ask the Israel Defence Forces why they had destroyed houses in parts of Rafah. No houses h
We live, it is said, in a "nanny state" that constantly tries to regulate our lifestyles. This is almost the exact opposite of the truth. A nanny's first duty is to have a care for her charges' bodily health, ensuring good diet and frequent exercise.
Observations on media
Robert Tait was merely a reporter trying to leave the Gaza Strip. Then he fell foul of Israel's secu
Stephen Grey uncovers a secret global network of prisons and planes that allows the US to hand over
Donald Rumsfeld and Vice-President Cheney appear a sorry twosome, unable to grasp unpalatable realit
US and British public opinion may be more shocked than most Iraqis by the pictures of prisoner abuse
Observations on reinforcements for Iraq
The more people are victimised, the less account we take of their witness to torture and abuse
The French in Algeria, the British in Northern Ireland: soldiers have long resorted to abusing and h
And so it has come to this. Just over a year ago, President George W Bush, in his premature announcement of victory, stated that "there are no longer torture chambers or rape rooms or mass graves" in Iraq.
Disarming Iraq: the search for weapons of mass destruction
Hans Blix <em>Bloomsbury, 304pp, £16.99
In a country that was once divided, Shias and Sunnis are now as one, praying together for the first
When Spain announced it would pull its troops out of Iraq, it was accused of rewarding terrorism. Bu
The Iraq War
John Keegan <em>Hutchinson, 254pp, £18.99</em>
The US military now puts machine-guns into the hands of mercenaries, who could hardly have a more "m
Barbara Smith judges that the chances for Arab-Israeli peace are as bleak as they have ever been. Ye
David Edwards and David Cromwell
Iraq - Jordan fears a backlash against its support of America; Syria worries about economic sanction
Iraq - Invaders have ripped up the fabric of a nation that survived Saddam Hussein. This is a war of
Iraq - George W Bush took five days' holiday at his Texas ranch while the rest of America was at wor
The pro- and anti-war camps, polarised and strident in the US and Britain, are contained inside the
Islamist extremists believe in a worldwide conspiracy not just of Jews, but also of Freemasons. They
Those who opposed the invasion of Iraq have been proved right in almost every respect. Far from Saddam Hussein being ready to launch WMDs against the west, he had no such weapons.
I Saw Ramallah
Mourid Barghouti, translated by Ahdaf Soueif <em>Bloomsbury, 184pp, £12.99</em>
Power, Politics and Culture: interviews with Edward W Said
Edited and with an introduction by Gaur
The killing of the Hamas spiritual leader gives militant Islam another potent image. But violent dea
Even if Ariel Sharon's men do succeed in eliminating the entire Hamas leadership, the suicide bombings and rocket attacks on Israel will continue and perhaps intensify. No doubt the classic texts of counter-insurgency advise that resistance is best crushed by eliminating its leaders.