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
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
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