Syria

Taki: My main gripe with Gaddafi is the quality of his cocaine

12 October 2013 9:00 am

 New York Libyans are among the most civilised people on earth. When a Russian hooker (I assume) killed a Libyan…

A new Islamist alliance among Syria’s rebels has given Assad the enemy he wants

5 October 2013 9:00 am

A new Islamist alliance among Syria’s rebels leaves the West’s friends in the country weaker than ever

Max Hastings’ diary: I love the British Army (but not the Blackadder version of it)

21 September 2013 9:00 am

The looming centenary of the outbreak of the first world war offers an opportunity to break away from the Blackadder/Oh!…

Portrait of the week

7 September 2013 9:00 am

Home Having recalled Parliament to debate British military action over Syria, David Cameron, the Prime Minister, found the government defeated,…

Letters: The Syria debate, plus Giles Milton on Andro Linklater

7 September 2013 9:00 am

Syrian matters Sir: Though Syria (Leading article, 31 August) is certainly no laughing matter, the turmoil prevailing over a ‘punitive…

You can’t demand democracy in Syria but ignore it at home

7 September 2013 9:00 am

After David Cameron’s decision to seek parliamentary approval for air strikes against Syria, two lobbies came charging in, banners aloft.…

Parliament has finally woken up – because voters are keeping their MPs in line

7 September 2013 9:00 am

Today’s MPs are no longer scared of the whips. Instead, they are scared of their constituents. That’s a good thing

By all means wring your hands over Syria. Just don’t ask me to trust you

31 August 2013 9:00 am

They’re getting the rebuttals in early, have you noticed that? You might call them a pre-emptive strikes. Here’s William Hague,…

David Cameron’s wars: How the PM learned to love precision bombing

31 August 2013 9:00 am

Supporters of intervention in Syria will be the first to desert Cameron when the going gets tough

Syria’s war in miniature: meeting the Christians driven out of Qusayr

10 August 2013 9:00 am

Events in one Syrian town cast light on the nation’s strife

Christopher Sykes’s diary: David Hockney, Bridlington lobster, and the risks of a third martini

6 July 2013 9:00 am

I began my week with a trip to Bridlington, the closest seaside town to my childhood home. ‘Brid’, as it’s…