Competitors in the Miss Holocaust Survivor pageant
"Miss Holocaust Survivor" - a bizarre celebration of beauty
By Samira Shackle - 29 June 15:33

By all means celebrate survival, but why must it be through the prism of women's looks?

General Mamduh Shahin (R) and army Ismail Etman
Forget the Brotherhood. It’s Egypt’s generals who should worry us
By Mehdi Hasan - 28 June 11:45

Should we be worried by the Muslim Brotherhood’s victory in the Egyptian presidential election? Earlier this year, I interviewed Wael Ghonim, the young Google executive and anti-Mubarak activist who became the face of Egypt’s inspiring revolution back in January and February of 2011.

Graffiti in La Marsa reading 'God is great,' left by rioters.
The rise of Salafism in Tunisia
By Tam Hussein - 28 June 10:57

Those thirsty for spiritual fulfillment are increasingly turning to the Saudi brand of Islam.

Post-election celebrations in Tahrir Square in Cairo
Celebrations fade as constitutional crisis edges closer in Cairo
By Bel Trew - 27 June 11:10

An unlikely coalition has formed between the Brotherhood and left-leaning revolutionary groups.

BBC's Arab Spring coverage was "sporadic"
By Press Gazette - 26 June 11:08

Kofi Annan's former Director of Communications criticises reporting.

Yousuf Raza Gilani, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan who was ousted in Apri
To lose one prime minister
By Catriona Luke - 25 June 13:37

Pakistan’s military are doing their damndest to prevent a civilian government reaching an unprecedented full-term.

Mohamed Morsi at a press conference in Cairo
Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi declared president of Egypt
By New Statesman - 24 June 15:57

Morsi beats former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq in presidential run-off.

Members of the Free Syrian Army pay their respects in a cemetery
Misreporting and the propaganda war in Syria
By Rachel Shabi - 20 June 17:24

"You can’t take anyone at face value."

Egypt's activists face an impossible choice
By Ian Lucas - 14 June 14:19

Forced to choose between an Islamist and an ex-general, optimism is fading among Egypt's young.

Exploding the four myths about intervention in Syria
By Mehdi Hasan - 13 June 15:57

Military intervention will only intensify the violence, not reduce it. There is another way.

A Predator drone takes off on a training flight
If you can play a video game, you can fly a drone
By Michael Brooks - 13 June 15:03

These eyes in the sky are so popular, everyone from farmers to jewellery thieves wants one.

The victim of a drone strike in Gaza
Drone attacks go against every human rights principle in the book
By Geoffrey Robertson - 13 June 14:52

There is a sense that international law has failed.

Pre-flight checks are performed on an MQ-1B Predator Drone
Drones: Barack Obama's secret war
By Chris Woods - 13 June 14:37

Reports indicate at least 300 civilians - 63 of them children - have been killed by drones in Pakistan alone. Where is the scrutiny of this covert military operation?

New Statesman
In this week's New Statesman: The A-Z of Iran
By Alice Gribbin - 07 June 11:26

Everything you need to know about the world's most controversial country.

Syria, massacre, Houla, Hama
Syria: up to 100 dead in "new massacre"
By Samira Shackle - 07 June 9:14

What next for the conflict-torn country?

Leader: Know your enemy
By New Statesman - 06 June 17:12

Karl Kraus, the great satirist, called fin de siècle Vienna  a research laboratory for world destruction. Something similar could perhaps be said of Iran today.

A Sahrawi refugee walks in a Western Sahara refugee camp.
Why Morocco must not be allowed to join the African Union
By Tom Stevenson - 06 June 15:16

The country's occupation of Western Sahara is one of international diplomacy’s greatest failures.

New Statesman
The A-Z of Iran: part 2
By New Statesman - 06 June 13:44

The <em>New Statesman</em>’s A-Z guide to the Islamic Republic of Iran — a complex nation’s rich history, culture, economy and politics.

The A-Z of Iran: part 1
By New Statesman - 06 June 11:25

The <em>New Statesman</em>’s A-Z guide to the Islamic Republic of Iran — a complex nation’s rich history, culture, economy and politics.

Protestors chant slogans against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
The haunting images from Syria moved me to action
By Louise Tickle - 05 June 11:30

The media has a right - and even a duty - to publish graphic images.

Members of the Free Syrian Army
We must plan for military action in Syria
By John Slinger - 31 May 14:55

Each time the Assad regime gets away with these despicable acts, the world becomes less stable.

Syrian rebels take position near Qusayr
Leader: The brutality of Assad’s regime poses a challenge to the west
By New Statesman - 30 May 16:53

Even by the depraved standards of Bashar al-Assad’s regime, the massacre of civilians in Syria’s Houla region was shocking. After the initial bombardment by the Syrian armed forces, state-sponsored militias went from house to house and summarily executed whole families.

New Statesman
The NS Interview: Ahdaf Soueif, Egyptian author and activist
By Samira Shackle - 30 May 16:06

“The Islamist experience is one that we have to go through”

Israel's race riots
What is behind the Israeli mistreatment of African migrants?
By Ben White - 28 May 16:12

Disturbing rhetoric on race from Israeli government ministers.

New Statesman
Megrahi dies
By new-statesman - 20 May 14:39

Will we ever know the truth about Lockerbie?

Egyptian elections
Women and the Arab Spring
By Sara Hashash - 18 May 10:57

Hopes for freedom in Egypt remain unfulfilled.

Looking for a new life in Libya
Looking for a new life in Libya
By Sophie McBain - 16 May 14:07

Jack arrived in Tripoli from Liberia in February 2011, just as the Libyan revolution was beginning. Like many of the migrants in this country, estimated at up to 1.5 million, he entered through Niger, crossing the Sahara in a 4x4 packed with fellow travellers.

New Statesman
Damascus explosions: in pictures
By Samira Shackle - 10 May 10:19

At least 40 people have been killed and 170 wounded after a double explosion in the Syrian capital.

Ronny Edry.
Israel Loves Iran: an interview with founder Ronny Edry
By Camilla Schick - 01 May 15:00

"The way to win us is always with the threat of war, because when you have a war coming, nobody’s go

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