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

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

Observations on smoking (1)

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?

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

Observations on women in television (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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

Everyone is besotted with Blair, but 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 should stop covering for Blair.

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

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