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Is Iran's show of force a real threat?
As it conducts missile tests, we ask if Iran will give up its nuclear programme in exchange for removal of sanctions.
Last updated: 06 Jul 2012 11:42 GMT
Syria: Only diplomacy can stop the war
Outside powers should stop military involvement and support new diplomatic initiative.
Last updated: 26 Jun 2012 22:47 GMT
We've seen the threats against Iran before
Although political brinkmanship with Iran is nothing new, escalating tensions do not bode well for the region.
Last updated: 18 Feb 2012 10:55 GMT
Prisoner swap: The winners and losers
Over 1,000 Palestinians will be released from Israeli jails in exchange for Gilad Shalit but what of those who remain?
Last updated: 19 Oct 2011 10:14 GMT
The politics behind the prisoner swap
The deal has been discussed since Shalit was captured in 2006, now the time has come for 1028 families to be reunited.
Last updated: 18 Oct 2011 08:43 GMT
Female fighters for peace
Three women were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their achievements in the struggle for women's rights and peace.
Last updated: 08 Oct 2011 11:40 GMT
9/12 changed the world, not 9/11
After 9/11 the Bush administration took the world to war, threatening global security and shredding US democracy.
Last updated: 12 Sep 2011 11:57 GMT
Libya: Too soon to declare victory
The rebel Transitional National Council needs to play a big role in stabilising Libya and restoring law.
Last updated: 24 Aug 2011 08:55 GMT
Mubarak behind bars: Human rights and justice
Human rights standards may not be met in this trial, but the more essential purpose is to prove there's no going back.
Last updated: 15 Aug 2011 10:48 GMT
UAE: Arming up with mercenaries
What possible security risks could have motivated the UAE to hire outside help?
Last updated: 17 May 2011 12:36 GMT
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The white 'saviours' of the Arabs
Western fighters have streamed into the Middle East to help 'liberate' Arab countries such as Syria and Libya.
Pakistan mulls tighter controls on madrassas
The Pakistani government is proposing reform of the nation's madrassas, which are accused of fostering terrorism.
Unravelling culture in Iraq's Kurdish region
Weaving and handicrafts are being re-taught to a younger generation of Iraqi Kurds, but not without challenges.
Surviving the post-employment economy
The author argues that in the new economy, it's people, not skills or majors, that have lost value.
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South Sudan's massacre among many
Marx's last stand: Eastern Ukraine
Libya and the ICC: Courting chaos and confusion
Crimea, Nagorno-Karabakh and the Gordian Knot
Diba Nigar Goksel
Antagonising Iran: A strategic miscalculation?
Seyed Mohammad Marandi
Spain's rightward plunge
In Pictures: Myanmar's opium hotspot
A rebel militia in Myanmar's Shan state has been cracking down on drug production.
In Pictures: The Boston Marathon
Runners compete in race where last year a bombing left three dead and more than 260 people injured.
In Pictures: Recounting horror of Rana Plaza
Suffering continues for survivors and victims’ families a year after the building collapsed in Dhaka.
Three years since the start of the uprising, nine million people have been displaced by fighting.
Egypt in Turmoil
An in-depth look at Egypt's ongoing political crisis.
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