Middle East

‘Theresa May has failed Pakistan’s Christians’: An interview with Asia Bibi’s lawyer

December 13, 2018 1:21 pm

Saif ul-Malook on fearing for his life and defending Asia Bibi from blasphemy

Jamal Khashoggi is the right TIME Person of the Year – for all the wrong reasons

December 11, 2018 12:34 pm

Khashoggi represented everything that is repressive and repugnant about journalism in the Arab world. Why is he so honored?

Has Saudi Arabia just pivoted towards Russia?

December 1, 2018 9:25 am

Macron, MBS, Putin, and the future world order

Why are reporters so desperate for Trump and Bolton to hear the Khashoggi snuff tape?

November 28, 2018 1:18 pm

We don’t need leaders to listen to a murder to know what happened

What is the left’s problem with Tulsi Gabbard?

November 24, 2018 10:23 am

The Hawaiian congresswoman has few friends on her side of the aisle

Why Trump is right to stand by Saudi Arabia

November 20, 2018 3:19 pm

The media’s hypocrisy over Jamal Khashoggi stinks. The president is wise to ignore it

If Britain won’t offer Asia Bibi asylum, Trump should

November 11, 2018 6:28 am

The President has an opportunity to show that America First still stands for religious freedom everywhere.

What Mohammed bin Salman did next

November 2, 2018 7:01 am

After the Khashoggi murder, the Saudi regime seems curiously pliant to western interests

Trump’s Iran agenda is starting to backfire

November 1, 2018 10:03 am

Following the Jamal Khashoggi story, the US-Saudi-Israel alliance is not gaining traction

Should it be illegal to call Mohammed a paedophile?

October 27, 2018 1:01 pm

The ECHR have decided that truth is not a justification

Turkey vs Saudi: the real story behind Khashoggi’s murder

October 25, 2018 10:37 am

This isn’t just about the death of a journalist but a battle for political leadership of the Islamic world

The humiliation of Mohammed bin Salman

October 24, 2018 9:56 am

Angering all of the West’s most powerful investors at once is an unmitigated disaster for the House of Saud

The real problem with the Saudis’ ‘Davos in the Desert’

October 23, 2018 3:00 pm

One Davos was almost certainly one too many. But the multiplication of forums for the global elite is getting out of hand

American universities need to chop the hand that feeds them tyrants’ cash

October 23, 2018 10:17 am

How can politically correct universities take money from Mohammed bin Salman?

Erdogan is building a new Turkish empire

October 22, 2018 10:17 am

Can the Turkish-US alliance survive Turkey’s play for regional dominance?

Jamal Khashoggi was no fighter – but he was a turncoat

October 20, 2018 9:13 pm

It would be surprising if Trump’s Middle East policy is determined by the murder of a Muslim Brotherhood activist who happened to write an occasional column for the Washington Post

Telling the truth about Jamal Khashoggi is not a smear campaign

October 19, 2018 9:47 am

Saudi trolls have been active in casting aspersions on Khashoggi, no doubt. But does that mean Khashoggi was nothing but a cuddly liberal? Clearly not

Why is the media ignoring the most glaring questions about Jamal Khashoggi?

October 18, 2018 5:29 pm

Killing the journalist was utterly unjustified. But there are aspects of the columnist’s past that merit probing

How Trump cleans up the Saudi mess

October 16, 2018 5:17 am

It’s a murky business. But the President can again prove his diplomatic skill

Let’s talk about how the Turkish government deals with dissidents abroad

October 15, 2018 3:21 pm

Are Erdogan’s efforts to apprehend members of the Gulenist movement really so different from what the Saudis are alleged to have done?

Wrestling with the Saudis

October 13, 2018 7:28 pm

The murder of Jamal Khashoggi has piled pressure on Vince McMahon

What the media aren’t telling you about Jamal Khashoggi

October 11, 2018 6:42 am

The dissident’s fate says a lot about Saudi Arabia and the rise of the mobster state

The EU are desperate to salvage the Iran deal. It isn’t working

October 8, 2018 9:02 am

American sanctions are forcing companies worldwide to choose between Iran and the US

Welcome to Trump Country: Israel

October 7, 2018 8:42 am

Unlike their liberal cousins in America, Jews in Israel much prefer the Donald to his predecessor

Trump’s phony anti-globalism should fool no-one

September 26, 2018 6:17 pm

The President recognises the political utility of pretending he has instituted a hard philosophical break from prior administrations