Syria

Iran’s hidden war with the West – and what we can do to fight back

24 October 2015 9:00 am

It’s up to Britain to ensure that the nuclear dealdoes not allow a greater threat to the Middle East

Portrait of the week

17 October 2015 8:00 am

Home Two groups were launched, one in favour of remaining in the European Union and the other in favour of…

Isis takes its British schoolgirl jihadis seriously. Why don’t we?

10 October 2015 9:00 am

When the first schoolgirls ran away to Isis I had some sympathy for them — at least, I could see…

Portrait of the week

10 October 2015 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, told  the Conservative party conference in Manchester: ‘We need a national crusade to get…

How Putin outwitted the West

10 October 2015 9:00 am

His cynical statecraft in Syria has run rings around Britain and America

Bizarrely, Putin is talking more sense on Syria than anyone else

26 September 2015 8:00 am

The West’s strategy on Syria is a complete shambles

Charles Moore’s Notes: Mr Cameron swings wildly between toughness and compassion

12 September 2015 9:00 am

Presumably Britain has some sort of policy on immigration, asylum and refugees, but instead of struggling to understand it, you…

Meet the men taking up arms to protect the Middle East’s ancient treasures

12 September 2015 9:00 am

Syrians, Libyans and Malians are risking their lives to save ancient treasures from Islamists – with shamefully little help from us

Forget Chilcot. Here’s the inquiry we really need

5 September 2015 9:00 am

What we really need is an inquiry into why so many of us are so eager to support ‘humanitarian’ wars

Late Night Woman’s Hour assumes that all women think about is dating, desire and drinking

5 September 2015 9:00 am

Late Night Woman’s Hour has created a Twitter storm with its twice-weekly (Thursdays and Fridays) doses of ‘mischievous and unbridled…

If you really want to help refugees, look beyond the Mediterranean

8 August 2015 9:00 am

It’s lazy and wrong just to focus on the migrants who make it here

Portrait of the week

1 August 2015 9:00 am

Home A man died when 1,500 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel terminal in Calais in one night. The…

Lesbos: the tourist island where half Greece's migrants land

1 August 2015 9:00 am

On a Greek beach, watching migrants’ dinghies arrive from Turkey

Letters: The Assad option, and a pre-nup for Taki

25 July 2015 9:00 am

Don’t write off Assad Sir: Ahmed Rashid refers to our ‘Arab allies’ supporting al-Qaeda (‘The plan to back al-Qaeda against…

The enemy's enemy: how Arab states have turned to al-Qa’eda

18 July 2015 9:00 am

Fear has driven the Arab states to support the West’s great enemy

Let’s read the riot act to the kleptocrats who are buying us out

18 July 2015 9:00 am

I have signed an affidavit for a hearing in the High Court stating that Janan Harb was, to my knowledge,…

Migrants warm up beside a campfire on the Macedonian-Greek border (Photo Robert Atanasovski/Getty)

Ali Baba and the 300 hostages: the kidnappers who prey on desperate migrants in Europe’s border badlands

11 July 2015 9:00 am

The kidnappers who prey on desperate migrants in Greece’s border badlands

Portrait of the week

27 June 2015 9:00 am

Home Tens of thousands took part in a demonstration in London against austerity, and thousands more in other cities. Russell…

Portrait of the week

20 June 2015 9:00 am

Home Talha Asmal, aged 17, from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, died in a suicide bomb attack on forces near an oil…

Portrait of the week

13 June 2015 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said of the EU referendum: ‘If you want to be part of the government,…

Libya is what happens when we try to bomb things better

13 June 2015 9:00 am

Call me petulant, but I’m not sure Britain is getting enough credit for our fine, fine work in Libya. The…

Why Saudi Arabia is kicking back against the USA

6 June 2015 9:00 am

Why America’s once-cautious ally suddenly looks so skittish

Mercenaries could transform the fight against Isis – if we let them

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Private military contractors have done wonders against Boko Haram. They could against Isis, too

Smash Isis now – or we’ll all pay later

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Assassinate its leadership, destroy its sense of destiny

Portrait of the week

9 May 2015 9:00 am

Home The country went to the polls. David Cameron, the Conservative leader, prepared by going around with his sleeves rolled…