Columns

The US and UK have remained shamefully silent about Nabeel Rajab. All the while, he courageously reminds us from inside a police cell of the true meaning of democracy

Bill Law

A Russian hacker attack that helped spark the biggest political crisis in the Gulf in years has showcased the increasing ease of wreaking geopolitical havoc through cyberspace

Kristina Kausch

Khamenei's speech shows extent to which factional infighting has taken priority over even issues of significant magnitude

Abraham Nematzadeh

Recent protests are about more than a lack of jobs or IMF austerity. They are a continuation of demands to end all forms of domination

Mabrouka M'Barek

After spending two years trashing the possibility that Corbyn could win elections, The Guardian's coverage must be judged harshly. An apology is due

David Hearst

Brexit will overshadow all other issues. But with an emboldened opposition, expect challenges on arm sales to Saudi, less hostility towards Palestinian aspirations and pressure to keep human rights on the agenda

Chris Doyle

The US is testing Iran at every turn. Before Trump's rhetoric and arms deals force Iran to impose greater costs on Saudi and the US, Western diplomats should get to work

Ellie Geranmayeh

Gulf states claim they are besieging Qatar over Doha's support of terrorist organisations. The real motivations? Emirati revenge and a Saudi deputy crown prince who wants to be king

Jamal Elshayyal

The struggle against terrorism cannot be helped by Western governments playing fast and loose with dictators and authoritarian regimes in the way Britain has done with Libya

Richard Norton-Taylor

Over a fortnight, Egypt blocked access to 21 news sites and severely curbed the efforts of NGOs. Is Sisi trying to draw his enemies out of hiding?

Amr Khalifa