Columns

Palestinian children see the efforts put into the rescue of the Thai boys and wonder why nobody cares as much about them

Kamel Hawwash

Although the MEK has little verifiable presence inside Iran, authorities fear its organising potential, particularly if the US throws its full weight behind the group

Mahan Abedin

After a day of showy ceremonies to inaugurate Erdogan as Turkey’s first executive president, Turks are watching an unprecedented shakeup in their governmental system

David Barchard

Palestinian Catholic priest Manuel Musallam urges the Irish parliament to vote for a bill that would prohibit imports from illegal settlements in Occupied Palestinian Territories

Fr. Manuel Musallam

Does Britain's new foreign minister understand the Middle East? Certainly not - and his Foreign Office mandarins will like it that way

Peter Oborne

A year after the military defeat of Daesh in Mosul, the UK remains committed to Iraq's reconstruction

Alistair Burt

Ghazal Othman recalls huddling in a corridor with her family, listening to the names of Gaza’s martyrs on the radio - and wondering whether she would die next

Ghazal Othman

Iraq has achieved some measure of stability in the first year after the defeat of IS, but political and security problems persist

Ibrahim Al-Marashi

If you've ever experienced a World Cup in Lebanon, you're likely to have assumed the Lebanese won the whole darn thing

Belen Fernandez

Syrian counterinsurgency, led by the Russians and Assad, succeeded where the Americans failed

Kamal Alam