International Politics
29 January 2009
On the morning after his inauguration, President Obama made his first international telephone call to a world leader at...
International Politics
06 December 2007
Any Iraqis who had dared believe that security was returning to their troubled country had their illusions shattered...
Politics
21 June 2007
Naser, a Palestinian cameraman, paid a visit to a family friend in Gaza last Sunday and found an eerily changed place....
Politics
28 May 2007
As hundreds of Israeli families leave the town of Sderot in southern Israel to escape Hamas-designed Qassam rockets and...
Politics
12 February 2007
Iraqis have already given it a name: the "Bloody Evening". At about 5pm on Saturday 3 February, a Mercedes lorry...
World Affairs
18 December 2006
For me, this Christmas will be unlike previous ones. In past years, as a Muslim, I celebrated the holiday with my...
Politics
21 August 2006
Zero hour arrived ahead of schedule for the 23 suspects in the plot to bomb airliners bound for the United States. The...
Politics
24 July 2006
Never before have Israeli soldiers and officers faced such humiliation: not since the creation of the state of Israel...
Middle East
03 July 2006
With the assassination in early June of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, al-Qaeda's leader in Iraq, hawkish westerners predicted...
Politics
20 March 2006
In June last year, in al-Jadriyah, a wealthy suburb of Baghdad, the wife of a veterinary surgeon received a call that...