02 January 2012 12:00 AM
Anger mounts as killings continue under the noses of inspectors sent to impose peace plan
24 December 2011 12:00 AM
Israel's plans to extend its controversial 470-mile security barrier further into Palestinian territory have pitted a Christian community's nuns and monks against each other, writes Catrina Stewart in Beit Jala
21 December 2011 12:00 AM
21 December 2011 12:00 AM
State TV announces punishment on day that 100 die in clashes with regime troops
20 December 2011 12:00 AM
The Saudi billionaire, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, has bought a $300m (£193m) stake in Twitter, the social-media site that was instrumental in spreading the pro-democracy message of the Arab Spring.
16 December 2011 12:00 AM
Israel is preparing to free 550 Palestinian prisoners this weekend in the final part of a swap deal with Hamas for the Jewish soldier Gilad Shalit.
10 December 2011 12:00 AM
Egypt condemns latest attacks on Palestinians in Gaza as tensions rise across the Middle East
09 December 2011 12:00 AM
Israel is to release a second batch of Palestinian prisoners this month as part of an exchange deal for the recently freed Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, but may largely exclude political prisoners from the swap.
08 December 2011 12:00 AM
Israel's former president, Moshe Katsav, began a seven-year jail sentence for rape and sexual offences yesterday, insisting that he was an innocent man who was being "buried alive".
06 December 2011 12:00 AM
Rise of Islamists in Egypt and beyond confronts Barak with daunting new set of region faultlines
Exclusive: We share blame for creating 'jihad generation', says Muslim strategist
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Jeremy Clarkson is a cultural tumour and needs to be removed, says comedian Frankie Boyle
Air strikes? Talk of God? Barack Obama is following the jihadists’ script after James Foley beheading
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