Samira Shackle talks to members of the Ahmadiyya, a minority numbering 4 million. The Ahmadis are branded as "non-Muslims", suffer violent attacks on their mosques and will boycott this weekend's elections.
The Hazara are a Shia minority who face constant persecution in Pakistan. Ruquiya Hashmi - the first female Hazara candidate for the national assembly - faces death threats daily.
No incursion into Syrian airspace, sources indicate.
The perils of intervention.
Three British citizens continue to be held under appalling conditions in the United Arab Emirates, while the Government prepares to host the country's unelected leader for a state visit.
You cannot dismiss the aims of Femen altogether - they are a group of women looking to change society - but Bim Adewunmi fears the execution of their protests leaves much to be desired.
Ten years on, James Rodgers reflects on the invasion and occupation of Iraq.
Owen Jones made the same error as the Telegraph, Mail, Haaretz, Guardian, Sun, Washington Post, Human Rights Watch and Spectator. If Douglas Murray wants that to be addressed, he also knows that Israel could be guilty of committing war crimes. So why the
“Nothing is worse than life in a Yemeni prison.”
Separation and discrimination is a numbing fact of life for Palestinians in the West Bank.
Without taking definite steps to promote democracy in Bahrain, Britain will, to all intents and purposes, have sided with the oppressor.
Laurie Penny reports from Cairo.
Contrary to what subsequent reports would have you believe, the march wasn't a complete failure.
The editor-in-chief of the opposition <em>al-Mada</em> newspaper recalls the years of exile and how disillusionment set in after the 2003 invasion, and expresses his fears for freedom of the press.
Caroline Hawley was the BBC’s Baghdad correspondent as Saddam’s regime began to crumble. She recalls the horror of postwar Iraq — and says although the slaughter hasn’t stopped, the west is no longer watching.
The responsibility to protect remains a powerful moral imperative.
Gagging orders, media censorship and the public interest.
Saddam is gone – but at what cost?
Morsi opposes Assad regime, while lining his pockets.
What now for the rule of law in Libya?
Yair Lapid could end up as camouflage for Netanyahu’s intransigence.
Hamas say Gazans should "better know their enemy".
Social media and self-censorship
The latest election results analysed.
What role will the ‘Ulama’ – the Syrian oppositional scholars – play in a post-Assad Syria?
Did Bibi hide stolen money in his socks? Will Donald Trump bring Mid East peace? And other important questions...
On 22 January, Israelis will go to the polls. The world watches – but how much do we really know about the country that calls itself “the sole bastion of democracy” in the Middle East?
The Syrian activist disappeared in May 2011 and hasn't been seen since.
Egypt and Tunisia aren’t sliding into chaos – they are simply learning how to be democracies.
Conflict reporting has always been the most dangerous branch of journalism - but in the changing political landscape of recent years, has it become even more so?