Iran - Frances Harrison, the BBC's new woman in Tehran, finds it a complicated city where eyeshadow
I feared that I had become a stooge. Embedded with the British forces, I came to Basra to report on
It is supposed to be the Iraqis' chance to decide their destiny, but what if a new Shia-led governme
Iraq elections - Tom Roberts, embedded with US troops for a month, finds their professionalism impre
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.
Iraq elections - Two-thirds of Arabs are under 25, and they are better educated than ever. History s
Iraq elections - Stephen Grey argues that Britain has completely failed in Iraq and that if we keep
Iraq elections - The principles of the Bush administration are elastic. The future of Iran and Iraq
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.
The new Palestinian leader doesn't matter to Israel. The real negotiation is with America
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Inauguration - John Gray justifies Fallujah and Guantanamo and looks forward to further developments
Kosovo - the site of a genocide that never was - is now a violent "free market" in drugs and prostition.
In Israel, Orthodox Jews are not only winning the demographic war against their secular enemies - th
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I do not believe the American claim that they killed more than 1,200 insurgents in Fallujah. Return
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If the US truly believes that the way to beat the insurgents is to destroy towns, much of central an
EXCLUSIVE: The <em>NS</em> reveals how, on the eve of the Iraq invasion, Tony Blair and George Bush
Mainstream media speak as if Fallujah were populated only by foreign "insurgents". In fact, women and children are being killed.
Even "new Europe" has now parted from Tony Blair on Iraq. The PM has been reduced to phoning Hungary
On 1 November a 16-year-old Palestinian detonated himself in Tel Aviv. In the bloody annals of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict it was a lesser carnage: three Israelis were killed, and roughly 30 wounded.
By historical standards, the Palestinians have waged an ineffective terrorist campaign. But the cost
The wall between the US marines' culture and the Iraqi world is almost impenetrable. The troops cann