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.
Supporters of a two-state solution must confront a stark question: is there enough land left for a viable Palestinian state?
Former HSBC head and Tory trade minister should answer questions in the Lords, says Labour leader.
Grass-roots support for a one-state solution is higher than you might think.
Liberal American Jews are falling out of love with Israel.
A one-state solution would be even more fraught with difficulty.
Demands for internal reform could also accelerate the peace process.
Salaam Kanaan works for Save the Children in the occupied Palestinian territories. She shares notes from a busy week, amid overcrowding so bad, it makes you feel you’re suffocating.
“Mawlvi”, a veteran Taliban commander, shares insights into the movement’s thinking, relations with Pakistan and Hamid Karzai’s future, in this exclusive interview from behind Afghanistan’s “iron curtain”.
Was the new Egyptian president neutered before he even entered office?
What's to blame for persistent Muslim extremism - the violent appeal of political Islam, or botched western foreign policy? Mehdi Hasan goes head to head with Maajid Nawaz of Quilliam.