The party of the martyrs
By Ziauddin Sardar - 28 April 13:00

The Shia branch of Islam was born in violent death and has suffered from centuries of persecution. T

The road to Damascus
By John Kampfner - 21 April 13:00

In Doha, the message is relentless: all of a sudden, the problem is Syria and the man who took tea w

Too much grief and death
By Lindsey Hilsum - 21 April 13:00

Lindsey Hilsum, in her Baghdad diary of the last days of the war, records how one terror succeeded a

Mark Thomas sees Geoff Hoon as an anarchist hero
By Mark Thomas - 21 April 13:00

Geoff Hoon, who described Iraqi looting as an attempt at "liberating" old regime property, sounds so

The aid agencies fear collateral damage
By Gideon Burrows - 21 April 13:00

The aid agencies fear collateral damage

How war coverage blanks out the past
By David Edwards and David Cromwell - 14 April 13:00

How war coverage blanks out the past

The end of dust and smoke
By Lindsey Hilsum - 14 April 13:00

In Baghdad, the illusions created by the old regime have gone; the people await a new reality

John Pilger on Iraq: a crime against humanity
By John Pilger - 14 April 13:00

They have blown off the limbs of women and the scalps of children. Their victims overwhelm the morgue.

The world watched in horror
By Staff blogger - 14 April 13:00

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.

Silent witness
By Nicholas Blincoe - 14 April 13:00

Photography - Nicholas Blincoe on the shameful absence of a Palestinian perspective

''Our fate is bleak''

As they watch bombs fall upon their homeland, Britain's Iraqi exiles tell May Abdalla, Adrian Cornel

The missiles that miss
By Paul Moorcraft - 07 April 13:00

Who is to blame when weapons rain down on shopping centres killing women and children? Paul Moorcraf

When is a civilian not a civilian?
By Lindsey Hilsum - 07 April 13:00

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?
By David Edwards and David Cromwell - 07 April 13:00

We killed Iraqis? It's so normal, why even discuss it?

It's all about control, not the price of petrol
By Mark Almond - 07 April 13:00

After the war, a new, US-dominated oil cartel will determine economic prospects in China and India

Among the sickly donkeys, another war brews
By Robin Pagnamenta - 07 April 13:00

Among the sickly donkeys, another war brews

The foolish hopes of Washington's new Jacobins
By John Gray - 31 March 13:00

America's neoconservatives have the same utopian ambitions as the revolutionaries of 18th-century Fr

The Battle of Decisive Days
By Lindsey Hilsum - 31 March 13:00

Lindsey Hilsum finds Iraqi rulers not at all destabilised, and saying that the Americans are welcome

Just a few pockets of control
By Christina Lamb - 31 March 13:00

Where were the flowers, or the jubilant cheers? On the road to Basra, Christina Lamb found neither.

Panic in the White House
By Andrew Stephen - 31 March 13:00

Americans sat back to enjoy a giant firework display. Then to the dismay of Bush and the Pentagon ha

The return of a forgotten ideology
By James Buchan - 31 March 13:00

The Iraqi resistance has breathed life into the corpse of Arab nationalism. The British and American

How we patronise the Iraqi people
By Staff blogger - 31 March 13:00

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.

Darcus Howe heeds Mandela's words
By Darcus Howe - 24 March 12:00

The Iraqis can bring about regime change themselves, just as black South Africans did

Iraq.
24 March 2003: The emotional gluttons against the war
By Nick Cohen - 24 March 12:00

No invasion can be worse for the Iraqis than what they now suffer.

Mark Thomas - Who really supports "our boys"?
By Mark Thomas - 24 March 12:00

Support "our boys"? I want UK troops back where they belong, away from the danger of being killed an

How Blair made a deal with Bush
By John Kampfner - 24 March 12:00

The PM has become a hostage to the US. His future depends on Americans keeping their promises

The avenging heir
By Andrew Wheatcroft - 17 March 12:00

Saladin was the good enemy. Appropriated by Saddam Hussein, the knightly sultan has become an emblem

Blair: the errors that led to a nightmare
By John Kampfner - 17 March 12:00

The US administration disdains traditional diplomacy, but the PM persuaded George Bush to let him gi

Cristina Odone worries about the boys at the front
By Cristina Odone - 17 March 12:00

Out there in the Gulf, our boys can't phone either their lawyers or their therapists

When the bombs start to fall . . .
By Toby Paton and Elvira Sklavenitis - 17 March 12:00

When the bombs start to fall how will pro- (and anti-) war organisations respond? A guide to who wil

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