The flirts in the park
By Lindsey Hilsum - 11 November 12:00

The morals police are ready with whips. But Iranian lovers know how to stay out of trouble

Iran totters between two evils
By Lindsey Hilsum - 04 November 12:00

Faced with a choice between the Butcher of Baghdad and the Great Satan, which do you back?

In the Middle East, you will hear the worst story ever told
By Ahdaf Soueif - 04 November 12:00

For the award-winning Egyptian novelist Ahdaf Soueif, the looming war in Iraq provides a tragic narr

Calvin Klein beneath a veil
By Johann Hari - 04 November 12:00

Observations on Arabs and America

America - Andrew Stephen reveals Britain's rewards in Iraq
By Andrew Stephen - 04 November 12:00

The US is making it clear that there will be rewards and punishments after a second Gulf war. Britai

Just how bigoted are Britons?
By Gabriele Parussini - 28 October 12:00

Observations on anti-semitism

Mark Thomas calls Labour voters to action
By Mark Thomas - 28 October 12:00

Bush wants war with Iraq and will use any excuse - like Saddam Hussein has infringed the copyright l

Dad's Army hits Jordan
By Andrew Gilligan - 28 October 12:00

Where do arms dealers, Prince Andrew and the "axis of evil" mingle? Andrew Gilligan finds them all a

Don't forget who's now the boss
By Andrew Stephen - 21 October 13:00

President Bush still needs to throw his weight around in Iraq, because his "war on terror" is going

Saddam, the 100 per cent Prophet
By Lindsey Hilsum - 21 October 13:00

Observations on Iraq

Boys will be boys
By Philip Kerr - 14 October 13:00

Film - Philip Kerr on why an acclaimed portrait of Iranian life is no more radical than a home movie

Let us become victims again
By Arnold Wesker - 14 October 13:00

Observations on the Jews

Mark Thomas wants Saddam to sue Bill Clinton
By Mark Thomas - 14 October 13:00

Saddam should sue Bill Clinton for libel. Evil dictators may have difficulty proving their reputatio

America - Andrew Stephen reports on panic in Washington
By Andrew Stephen - 14 October 13:00

Starbucks has withdrawn all its outside seating, local schools are into "lockdowns" and people are s

NS Profile - The doubting generals
By Andrew Gilligan - 07 October 13:00

Some of the most senior military leaders echo the questions engraved on the banners of the anti-war

A seismic shift in America
By Andrew Stephen - 07 October 13:00

US voters no longer think it unpatriotic to question the wisdom of war on Iraq. Even senior Republic

Activists put bodies on the line
By Johann Hari - 07 October 13:00

Observations on Iraq

Have a nice day . . . on 54 cents
By Mark Thomas - 07 October 13:00

Observations on Iraq

Pop goes the axis of evil
By Anna Somers Cocks - 07 October 13:00

Lichtenstein, feminists and funky photography: the Iranian art scene is hotting up. Anna Somers Cock

John Pilger on fanatics who threaten murder
By John Pilger - 07 October 13:00

The Palestinians are no longer alone; Israel, despite the craven intimidation of some of its support

What they said in cabinet: the true story
By John Kampfner - 30 September 13:00

What they said in the cabinet

How will it play in the mosques?
By Quentin Letts - 30 September 13:00

Observations on Iraq

Saddam, master of useless spin
By Lindsey Hilsum - 30 September 13:00

Observations on Iraq

Primitive, illiterate and untutored?
By Nick Cohen - 23 September 13:00

The Kurds ought to be one of the left's great causes. But opponents of war, who say Saddam's fall wo

NS Profile - David Manning
By John Kampfner - 23 September 13:00

Unknown to the public, this old-fashioned, assiduous civil servant (public school and Oxbridge, natu

Great figure - but can you trust it?
By Ivor Gaber - 23 September 13:00

Observations on polls

Sipping tea, as the war clouds gather
By Lucy Irvine - 23 September 13:00

Even on a small, distant island, gazing at the ocean, Lucy Irvine feels power and arrogance in the a

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.