World view - Lindsey Hilsum questions the Israelis about Rafah
By Lindsey Hilsum - 31 May 13:00

I rang to ask the Israel Defence Forces why they had destroyed houses in parts of Rafah. No houses h

Close encounter with Shin Bet
By Robert Tait - 24 May 13:00

Robert Tait was merely a reporter trying to leave the Gaza Strip. Then he fell foul of Israel's secu

America - Andrew Stephen on why Bush can't let Rumsfeld go
By Andrew Stephen - 17 May 13:00

Donald Rumsfeld and Vice-President Cheney appear a sorry twosome, unable to grasp unpalatable realit

World view - Lindsey Hilsum considers the power of pictures
By Lindsey Hilsum - 17 May 13:00

US and British public opinion may be more shocked than most Iraqis by the pictures of prisoner abuse

America's gulag
By Stephen Grey - 17 May 13:00

Stephen Grey uncovers a secret global network of prisons and planes that allows the US to hand over

After the bombs, a broom handle is nothing
By Staff blogger - 10 May 13:00

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.

A brigade of fearless hacks
By Neil Clark - 10 May 13:00

Observations on reinforcements for Iraq

Who should we believe?
By Stephen Grey - 10 May 13:00

The more people are victimised, the less account we take of their witness to torture and abuse

Torture: Simply the spoils of victory?
By Kevin Toolis - 10 May 13:00

The French in Algeria, the British in Northern Ireland: soldiers have long resorted to abusing and h

Terrorism turns into resistance
By Stephen Grey - 03 May 13:00

Observations on Iraq

The men of war
By Barbara Smith - 26 April 13:00

Barbara Smith judges that the chances for Arab-Israeli peace are as bleak as they have ever been. Ye

Why Iraqis give thanks for Bush
By Orly Halpern - 26 April 13:00

In a country that was once divided, Shias and Sunnis are now as one, praying together for the first

Appeasement: Should we strike a deal?
By John Gray - 26 April 13:00

When Spain announced it would pull its troops out of Iraq, it was accused of rewarding terrorism. Bu

On the defensive
By John Kampfner - 26 April 13:00

The Iraq War

John Keegan <em>Hutchinson, 254pp, £18.99</em>

ISBN 0091800188

America - Andrew Stephen on the mercenaries in Iraq
By Andrew Stephen - 26 April 13:00

The US military now puts machine-guns into the hands of mercenaries, who could hardly have a more "m

Andrew Stephen - Bush relaxes while soldiers die
By Andrew Stephen - 19 April 13:00

Iraq - George W Bush took five days' holiday at his Texas ranch while the rest of America was at wor

Lindsey Hilsum - Each Iraqi is both pro- and anti-war
By Lindsey Hilsum - 19 April 13:00

The pro- and anti-war camps, polarised and strident in the US and Britain, are contained inside the

As the death toll rises, a region holds its breath
By Barbara Smith - 19 April 13:00

Iraq - Jordan fears a backlash against its support of America; Syria worries about economic sanction

Get out now
By John Pilger - 19 April 13:00

Iraq - Invaders have ripped up the fabric of a nation that survived Saddam Hussein. This is a war of

Is fascism behind the terror?
By Nick Cohen - 12 April 13:00

Islamist extremists believe in a worldwide conspiracy not just of Jews, but also of Freemasons. They

Iraq: how to move on
By Staff blogger - 12 April 13:00

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.

A green land
By Mark Mazower - 05 April 13:00

I Saw Ramallah

Mourid Barghouti, translated by Ahdaf Soueif <em>Bloomsbury, 184pp, £12.99</em>

I

The only solution for Palestine
By Staff blogger - 29 March 13:00

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.

The power of martyrdom
By Cristina Odone - 29 March 13:00

The killing of the Hamas spiritual leader gives militant Islam another potent image. But violent dea

Iraq has made the Chancellor timid
By John Kampfner - 22 March 12:00

Brown is moving reluctantly towards Blair's position on income tax: for a third election, pledges of

The return of the Taliban
By Christina Lamb - 22 March 12:00

Liberated women? The chief justice wants to ban women from driving. That's not the only way in which

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