Syria

Andrew Marr’s diary: Seeing shadows of Syria in Limousin’s ghost village

30 August 2014 9:00 am

No, no, no, you don’t want a house abroad — the paperwork, the taxes, the piping, the cost of the…

The wars that really are about the oil

30 August 2014 9:00 am

You can’t understand any of the world’s crises without understanding petropolitics

Our boys in the Islamic state: Britain's export jihad

23 August 2014 9:00 am

Why we lead the West in exporting jihad

Violence, fear, confusion: this is what comes into a leadership vacuum

16 August 2014 9:00 am

The old cliché that ‘nothing happens in August’ has again been brutally disproved. From the centenary of the outbreak of…

We can't afford to let Isis run wild in Iraq

16 August 2014 9:00 am

The West can’t afford to give up on Iraq

A world crisis with no world leader

9 August 2014 9:00 am

No one wants to pay the price of speaking for the free world

‘It’s jihad, innit, bruv’: meet the British Muslims going to fight in Syria

26 July 2014 9:00 am

Meeting the British Muslims who have joined the ‘Islamic State’

Impeaching Obama would be crazy. But the Republicans will probably try

12 July 2014 9:00 am

The Republicans would be crazy to try and impeach the lame-duck President. It would only revive him

Portrait of the week

5 July 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, rang Jean-Claude Juncker to congratulate him on being nominated by EU heads of government…

Please, Cameron – no moral grandstanding over Iraq

21 June 2014 8:00 am

If there’s a bright spot in the murky mess of Iraq, it’s that finally we have a war that it…

Portrait of the week

17 May 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said on television that he was ‘bullish’ about negotiating change for Britain in the…

Ukraine vs Sparta

10 May 2014 9:00 am

As rebels, terrorists, fascists, foreign forces, activists, separatists, militants, militias, nationalist groups, Neo-Nazis, Right Sector forces — take your pick — spread…

Portrait of the week

26 April 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, appeared in public with George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer — the first…

Notes from Damascus

26 April 2014 9:00 am

As I looked out of the window of my hotel bedroom, studying the view of central Damascus, the mobile phone…

Is Hamas finally losing its grip on Gaza?

22 March 2014 9:00 am

The party is out of favour with its foreign neighbours and with ordinary Gazans

Leave Ukraine to the Russians

8 March 2014 9:00 am

‘You can’t always get what you want,’ chorused Mick Jagger, ‘but if you try some time/You just might find/You get…

If Ukraine’s protests were a revolution, why wasn’t the Stop the War march?

1 March 2014 9:00 am

It’s ages since I last went on a decent demo and had a bit of a dust-up with the pigs.…

Portrait of the week: as the waters continue to rise

15 February 2014 9:00 am

Home Floods grew worse in the West Country. The village of Moorland, Somerset, was abandoned. Then the Thames flooded, from…

Faisal’s dark, liquid eyes and distinguished bearing caused a sensation at the Paris Peace Conference

The enlightened king of Iraq

15 February 2014 9:00 am

Alan Rush admires the humane, enlightened Faisal I, who fought with T.E. Lawrence and devoted his life to Arab rights, independence and unity

Portrait of the week

1 February 2014 9:00 am

Home Britain’s gross domestic product grew by 1.9 per cent last year, the most since 2007, according to the Office…

Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the Middle East's 30 year war

25 January 2014 9:00 am

Sunni vs Shia, Saudi Arabia vs Iran. A new great war has begun

Portrait of the week

18 January 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said that English local authorities would be allowed to receive all the business rates…

The one man who makes me hope for peace in Syria

18 January 2014 9:00 am

As Syria’s second peace conference looms, and we prepare ourselves for a lot of hot air drifting over from Geneva,…

Portrait of the week

11 January 2014 9:00 am

Home George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, made it clear in a speech that he intended to cut £25 billion…

Now that US spy satellites have been routed, it’s back to basics when it comes to getting secrets

Portrait of the week

2 November 2013 9:00 am

Home A storm passed over England, with plenty of warning. The strongest gust, of 99mph, was recorded at Needles Old…