The country's treatment of the US student shows its growing unpredictability.
In 1975, Labour divided over Europe. In 1983, they were split - and crushed. Will the same happen to the Tories today?
Let’s just keep sticking up for the women. As far as being a black man of African descent goes, the racists in Germany and elsewhere hate us anyway.
Why has Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic ties with Iran - and what's the broader context of the rift?
The Republican presidential hopeful appears to be introducing a new, dramatic film genre: bigoted fiction.
Saudi Arabia has given Iranian diplomats 48 hours to leave the country, after its embassy was attacked following the execution of a Shia religious figure.
Our best pieces from the past year. In this selection, our favourite writing about Syria and Isis.
A reply to my critics.
Six million people live in Lebanon. Today, one in every four of them is a Syrian refugee.
A sweet Christmas tradition - or a toy that trains children in the logic of the police state?
Peeing is a feminist issue. It's also a human one.