The case for a just war
By John Lloyd - 16 September 13:00

John Lloyd argues that Iraq should be invaded, but demands that a reasonable account be given of US

Will the people of Iraq rise against Saddam?
By Roger Howard - 16 September 13:00

Although American strategists preparing for an attack on Iraq have yielded few clues to their plans, there is little doubt about one assumption they hold.

Bush and Blair, on a wing and a prayer
By Andrew Stephen - 16 September 13:00

Andrew Stephen, our US editor, watches the leaders of Britain and America at their Camp David summit

Politics - John Kampfner asks if Blair will fall like Thatcher
By John Kampfner - 16 September 13:00

Iraq will be the defining issue of Blair's premiership. Has he become like Margaret Thatcher in her

Are they mad?
By Staff blogger - 16 September 13:00

Nobody should be in any doubt that Saddam Hussein's tyranny bears comparison with the worst of the 20th century.

A voice of reason. Ziauddin Sardar deconstructs perhaps the "most valuable institution in the Arab world"
By Ziauddin Sardar - 09 September 13:00

Al-Jazeera: how the free Arab news network scooped the

world and changed the Middle East


When the whirlwind blows
By John Pilger - 09 September 13:00

<em>11 September</em> - John Pilger finds cause for optimism as the world awakens to the true rapac

Why you should oppose war in Iraq
By Staff blogger - 02 September 13:00

In some left-wing quarters, a seductive argument is taking root. If Henry Kissinger, the American military, the Turkish government and the Saudi royal family are all against an invasion of Iraq - to say nothing of our own Max Hastings - must there not be a case in favour of it?

The Wrong War
By Tony Lloyd MP - 12 August 13:00

If they are so sure that an attack on Iraq is warranted, why doesn't our government debate the issue

The secret partition
By Paul Moorcraft - 05 August 13:00

A plan to split Saudi Arabia gives the Saudis the holy sites and us the oil, George Galloway tells P

Finding the real Iraq
By Lindsey Hilsum - 05 August 13:00

In the shadow of their Glorious Leader, Iraqis are struggling with malnutrition and illiteracy. But

No longer just the bank
By John Kampfner - 05 August 13:00

Europe may have been subsidising the Palestinian Authority, but it has played an insignificant role

How British law detains the innocent
By Nick Cohen - 29 July 13:00

In the greatest secrecy, Arabs are being held in London's most secure prison. Neither you nor they a

John Pilger gives David Hare a piece of his mind
By John Pilger - 29 July 13:00

David Hare and other writers who enjoy a public platform should listen to Desmond Tutu: "Our lives b

The day Maggie won the 1980s
By Andrew Billen - 29 July 13:00

Television - Andrew Billen is glad we had to wait 22 years for a film on the Iranian embassy siege

A kindergarten for murderers
By Amos Oz - 22 July 13:00

Observations on the Middle East

Self-assessment, warts and all
By Ziauddin Sardar - 15 July 13:00

Observations on Arabs

A Mandela for the Palestinians
By Charles Glass - 15 July 13:00

Observations on the Middle East

Fascisme doux
By Anna Somers Cocks - 15 July 13:00

Middle East conflicts - Anna Somers Cocks rebuffs allegations that a report on Israeli cultural dest

The mother of all battles
By Parminder Vir - 08 July 13:00

Until women emerge from the shadows, the conflicts of the Islamic world will not be resolved, argues

The rebels with raging hormones
By Helena Smith - 01 July 13:00

"In Iran," said the businessman, "we do everything - sex, drugs and rock'n'roll. It's just that we d

John Pilger on Israel and the media
By John Pilger - 01 July 13:00

If you got your news only from the television, you would have no idea of the roots of the Middle Eas

Arabian frights
By Ned Denny - 24 June 13:00

Art - Ned Denny digs through a curatorial mess to find the splendours of the Yemen

Where informers are patriots
By Martin Bright - 24 June 13:00

Observations on the war against terrorism

NS Essay - The anti-imperialism of fools
By Mick Hume - 17 June 13:00

Western leftists find themselves in strange company when it comes to the Middle East. Are they reall

Mandela defies a complacent elite
By Tim Luckhurst - 17 June 13:00

Observations on Scottish justice

Hurt by the west
By Maysoon Pachachi - 10 June 13:00

Observations on women in Iraq

Mark Thomas on why the Turks are popular at No. 10
By Mark Thomas - 10 June 13:00

New Labour backs the Turks over the Kurds because Turkey is the Richard Desmond of the British arms

The case for the undecided
By Staff blogger - 10 June 13:00

The evidence that the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza live under intolerable conditions, which deserve some comparisons to the conditions suffered by people under colonial overlords or under the South African apartheid system, is overwhelming.