Arab and Middle East unrest

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Senior Iranian ex-diplomats expressing open criticism of regime
Former envoys warn against policies including supply of drones to Russia and failure to revive nuclear deal

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

16, Jan, 2023 @3:55 PM

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Extreme-right Israeli minister visits al-Aqsa mosque compound
Move by Itamar Ben-Gvir angers Palestinians after Hamas warned such a step was a ‘red line’

Ben Lynfield in Jerusalem and agencies

03, Jan, 2023 @5:57 PM

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Far-right anti-Arab party joins proposed Netanyahu coalition in Israel
Agreements with parties to support Likud in power could regularise illegal settlements in occupied territories

Ben Lynfield in Jerusalem

22, Dec, 2022 @3:36 PM

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Israel moves sharply to right as Netanyahu forms new coalition
Weeks of negotiations conclude with what will be the most rightwing and anti-Arab government in country’s history

Ben Lynfield in Jerusalem

21, Dec, 2022 @11:37 PM

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Israel condemns Netflix film showing murder of Palestinian family in 1948 war
Farha, debut film of Jordanian film-maker, depicts Zionist atrocities against Palestinians during Nakba conflict

Bethan McKernan in Jerusalem

01, Dec, 2022 @11:05 AM

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Revealed: TE Lawrence felt ‘bitter shame’ over UK’s false promises of Arab self rule
Deleted chapter of book by British spy who supported Arab revolt reveals his true feelings about insincere pledge of self-government

David Barnett

30, Oct, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Palestinian ‘Game of Thrones’? What happens when Mahmoud Abbas leaves office?
Now in the twilight of a controversial reign as president, what comes next is a vexed question

Bethan McKernan in Ramallah, West Bank

17, Oct, 2022 @7:54 AM

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‘The fire of our anger is still burning’: protesters in Iran speak out
Those taking to the streets say Mahsa Amini’s death has ignited a deep unrest that won’t end until the Islamic Republic is overthrown

Abu Muslim Shirzad

10, Oct, 2022 @1:41 PM

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‘You have to step over your fear’: how to take on a dictator
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya and Tawakkol Karman led uprisings in Belarus and Yemen respectively. They explain what it means to be at the forefront of a revolution

Tracy McVeigh

07, Jun, 2022 @6:15 AM

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Shireen Abu Aqleh killing: ‘She was the voice of events in Palestine’
Tributes paid to Al Jazeera journalist and authority on Israeli-Palestinian conflict who has been shot in West Bank

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

11, May, 2022 @10:18 AM

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False Prophets by Nigel Ashton review – Britain and the Middle East
A deft and fascinating account of British prime ministers’ flawed interventions in the region, from Suez to Iraq

Jane Kinninmont

05, Mar, 2022 @7:30 AM

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‘Nothing will help’: Tunisians trapped in poverty lose hope
Eleven years after the start of the Arab spring, those trying to survive rising prices, unemployment and a pandemic feel little has changed

Simon Speakman Cordall in Tunis

17, Dec, 2021 @1:05 PM

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