Outbreaks of sectarian violence expose Lebanon’s vulnerability to outside forces.
Telling the story of Hebron, cradle of monotheism.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish leader, says the countries are "not far" from war.
Ripples of the Arab Spring felt in the Gulf States.
Spot the difference.
Lisa Nandy calls for the government to take action over G4S' participation in illegal imprisonment.
Like freedom, tolerance is not a western invention or innovation; it is an Islamic virtue.
A simple act of protest that can take on mythical proportions.
Workers in Khartoum and Tunis advised to leave.
Toby Muse reports on the horrors caused by the constant shelling he experienced in the Syrian city of Aleppo.
The unrest in Bahrain is quietly ignored by our leaders and relegated by journalists to the box marked “news in brief”.
The reaction to a nonsensical and offensive film has sparked protests in Bengazi and Cairo.
The case of Rimsha Masih could be a watershed moment in the struggle for religious toleration.
It won’t be enough to say “All right, Hamid, you can take over” in 2014. We owe it to our troops to secure a lasting political settlement in Afghanistan.
The current threat to western power is not from the Muslim Brotherhood but from ongoing revolutionary dynamics in Egypt.
There is a perverse logic behind the Syrian regime’s measures.
For now, Egypt’s financial stability depends on keeping the US and Saudi Arabia happy.
Ariel University is part academic institution, part political statement.
In August 2011, Syrian government thugs came for Ali Ferzat, the cartoonist who had dared to oppose Bashar al-Assad. They broke his hands and left him for dead - but he wasn't going to go quietly.
Tom Dale, who witnessed Corrie's death, reacts to the verdict clearing Israel of blame.
What hope for democracy after Assad?
The international community must do everything possible to prevent further escalation across the region.
The BBC's Middle East editor on his return to Egypt's capital.
Developments in Egypt since the revolution began have moved at a dizzying, unpredictable pace.
The Syrian refugees who are fighting to return to their country.
The dignity of gender equality could have a hard time penetrating the written constitution.
The influence of these religious scholars transcends borders and their opinions carry weight that cannot be underestimated.
Uncomfortable questions must continue to be asked about the treatment of women’s sport.
A New Statesman special report on the future of "liberal Zionism" and the two-state solution.
Britain's disastrous colonial attitude to Nasser should warn of the dangers of a lack of engagement.