There was confusion and muddle and serious miscalculations. Most of the big mistakes were made by politicians in London who got bees in their bonnet about the Middle East, ignored or excluded the experts, and, perhaps their most besetting sin, failed to think policy through
Every key event from 11 September 2001 to the publication of the Chilcot Inquiry this week
We are conditioned to feel content with a tepid reaction from our political leaders to atrocities in Turkey and the Middle East
There used to be a genuine if imperfect mosaic of tolerance in the Islamic world, according to Islamic scholar Tarif Khalidi
Millions of Arabs are well aware that Palestinian officials speak daily to Israel military and political leaders, so why the focus on Amin Maalouf for speaking to Israeli i24 channel?
Iranian diplomat Ghadanfar Rokonabadi disappeared after being caught up in the mass panic on last year’s Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca
Avigdor Lieberman’s political promises of beheading, a fourth Gaza war and a third Lebanon war – there have in fact been five Israeli-Lebanese wars, but no matter – bode a very unhappy future for both Israel and its Arab neighbours
It may not be a written text, more a collection of stories handed down by apostles, generation after generation, only later formed into a codex
Cutaneous leishmaniasis, a disease transmitted through sand flies causes horrible open sores as well as disfiguring skin lesions
Around 35 men and women were sentenced to 99 lashes each after being found 'dancing and jubliating'
Using ground forces keeps civilian casualties to a minimum – but there is a feeling that any means are justifiable to defeat a movement of such monstrous cruelty and savagery as Isis
The food writer shares some of her favourite dishes that will bring warmth to your kitchen
Hezbollah maintains that it is stopping Sunni extremists from coming into Lebanon, but it is also beholden to the Assad regime in Syria
States that get all their revenues from selling their oil, gas and minerals could easily turn into kleptocracies where the majority stay poor
If Operation Sophia was designed to ‘tackle the root causes’ of the refugee crisis, we need to talk about justice, dignity and freedom for the people of the Middle East
The government has handed the land to Amana, a Zionist organisation that its own fraud squad has just found guilty of forgery and deception