The Shia branch of Islam was born in violent death and has suffered from centuries of persecution. T
Richard Dowden explains why the American forces, which operate like the German army and gear everyth
In Doha, the message is relentless: all of a sudden, the problem is Syria and the man who took tea w
Lindsey Hilsum, in her Baghdad diary of the last days of the war, records how one terror succeeded a
Geoff Hoon, who described Iraqi looting as an attempt at "liberating" old regime property, sounds so
The aid agencies fear collateral damage
How war coverage blanks out the past
They have blown off the limbs of women and the scalps of children. Their victims overwhelm the morgu
In Baghdad, the illusions created by the old regime have gone; the people await a new reality
Photography - Nicholas Blincoe on the shameful absence of a Palestinian perspective
At last there is joy on the streets of Baghdad and, although it is impossible to know what proportion of the Iraqi population unreservedly welcome the invaders, nobody should for a moment regret the demise of Saddam Hussein.
As they watch bombs fall upon their homeland, Britain's Iraqi exiles tell May Abdalla, Adrian Cornel
Among the sickly donkeys, another war brews
Who is to blame when weapons rain down on shopping centres killing women and children? Paul Moorcraf
Iraq's leaders say all the people will defend the homeland. So is anybody a fair target?
We killed Iraqis? It's so normal, why even discuss it?
After the war, a new, US-dominated oil cartel will determine economic prospects in China and India
The Iraqi resistance has breathed life into the corpse of Arab nationalism. The British and American
Iraq indeed turns out to be a faraway country of which we know little. Its people have failed to perform the role allotted to them by Washington and London.
America's neoconservatives have the same utopian ambitions as the revolutionaries of 18th-century Fr
Lindsey Hilsum finds Iraqi rulers not at all destabilised, and saying that the Americans are welcome
Where were the flowers, or the jubilant cheers? On the road to Basra, Christina Lamb found neither.
Americans sat back to enjoy a giant firework display. Then to the dismay of Bush and the Pentagon ha
The PM has become a hostage to the US. His future depends on Americans keeping their promises
The Iraqis can bring about regime change themselves, just as black South Africans did
No invasion can be worse for the Iraqis than what they now suffer.
Support "our boys"? I want UK troops back where they belong, away from the danger of being killed an
The temptation for those who have always opposed war in Iraq is to hope that when the bombing starts - as it must very soon - it all goes badly wrong.
The debate on Iraq is being played out against a background of macho posturing