The Line: Mohammed bin Salman’s desert fantasy
Saudi Arabia wants to build a vertical city called The Line
Global lens

The Line: Mohammed bin Salman’s desert fantasy

Will Saudi Arabia’s mooted ‘vertical city’ turn out to be MbS’ pyramids?
5 Aug 2022
How dangerous is al-Qaeda now?
Osama bin Laden (centre) and Ayman al-Zawahiri (left) in 1998
Today’s big question

How dangerous is al-Qaeda now?

Killing of leader Ayman al-Zawahiri ‘expected to degrade the terror group’s ability to operate’
2 Aug 2022
Biden in Saudi Arabia: a ‘mortifying’ climbdown?
US President Joe Biden greets Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
Global lens

Biden in Saudi Arabia: a ‘mortifying’ climbdown?

Visit showed White House talks a good game about human rights – until there’s something it needs
21 Jul 2022
What Russia’s ‘anti-West alliance’ with Iran would mean for Europe
Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi ahead of talks in Tehran
Getting to grips with . . .

What Russia’s ‘anti-West alliance’ with Iran would mean for Europe

Putin aims to bolster ties with Iran as both nations face severe sanctions from Europe and the US
20 Jul 2022
‘Death to Khamenei’: the protests convulsing Iran
In mourning for the victims of the Abadan building collapse
Unreported world

‘Death to Khamenei’: the protests convulsing Iran

Protests have spread like wildfire, fuelled by falling living standards and soaring food prices
10 Jun 2022
Will West Bank evictions trigger Israeli-Palestinian clashes?
A Palestinian man demonstrates against the evictions
Getting to grips with . . .

Will West Bank evictions trigger Israeli-Palestinian clashes?

Palestinians in Masafer Yatta – or Firing Zone 918 to the Israelis – have lost a decade-long legal battle
24 May 2022
How the Taliban is rolling back the freedoms of the past 20 years
A burqa-clad woman
In Brief

How the Taliban is rolling back the freedoms of the past 20 years

Supreme leader has now announced that all women must cover their faces in public
20 May 2022

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Inside Cairo’s City of the Dead
The tombs of the Caliphs in el-Arafa necropolis
In Depth

Inside Cairo’s City of the Dead

Authorities planning to demolish historic graves in bid to ease traffic congestion
19 May 2022
Is Hezbollah losing its grip in Lebanon?
Hezbollah supporters on the streets of Batroun in northern Lebanon
Between the lines

Is Hezbollah losing its grip in Lebanon?

Voters abandon Islamist group in first election since economic collapse
17 May 2022
The varying accounts of how Shireen Abu Akleh was killed
A Palestinian man reads the front page of a newspaper reporting on the death of veteran Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh,
In Depth

The varying accounts of how Shireen Abu Akleh was killed

Eyewitnesses say Israeli soldiers ‘assassinated’ Al Jazeera journalist but PM claims Palestinians may be responsible
12 May 2022
Arguments for and against the Iran Nuclear Deal
Delegates at the nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria
Pros and cons

Arguments for and against the Iran Nuclear Deal

Former diplomats warn that time is running out to revive Barack Obama-era agreement
27 Apr 2022
The threat posed by IS new ‘global offensive’
The return of Taliban rule has raised fears Afghanistan could become a haven for terrorists
Between the lines

The threat posed by IS new ‘global offensive’

Jihadists told to strike Europe and Israel while Western powers are distracted by Ukraine
20 Apr 2022
El Shafee Elsheikh: the alleged ‘IS Beatle’ on trial in the US
Detained members of Islamic State in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh
Profile

El Shafee Elsheikh: the alleged ‘IS Beatle’ on trial in the US

British-born jihadist is accused of torturing and beheading Western hostages
1 Apr 2022
Why are Islamic State-linked attackers targeting Israel?
Israeli security forces keep the public away from a shooting in Bnei Brak, Tel Aviv
In Depth

Why are Islamic State-linked attackers targeting Israel?

Jerusalem boosting security presence as death toll mounts amid wave of attacks
31 Mar 2022
Is Imran Khan’s innings almost over?
Imran Khan (centre) attends an independence day celebration
In Depth

Is Imran Khan’s innings almost over?

Opposition parties table no-confidence motion after protests shake Islamabad
30 Mar 2022
Will Morad Tahbaz be released by Iran next?
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori arrive back in the UK
Today’s big question

Will Morad Tahbaz be released by Iran next?

Jailed conservationist left behind following release of two other British-Iranian nationals
18 Mar 2022
The long battle to free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
Richard Ratcliffe holds a photo of his wife
Why we’re talking about . . .

The long battle to free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Charity worker detained in Tehran since 2016 on her way home to be reunited with six-year-old daughter and husband
16 Mar 2022
Who masterminded largest-ever cyberattack on Israel?
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett
Behind the scenes

Who masterminded largest-ever cyberattack on Israel?

Defence officials point finger at Iran after government websites knocked offline
16 Mar 2022
Does Saudi Arabia hold the key to lower energy prices?
Mohammad bin Salman
Today’s big question

Does Saudi Arabia hold the key to lower energy prices?

Boris Johnson due to visit Riyadh for talks as the UK seeks to reduce Russian energy imports
15 Mar 2022
Why Iran launched missile attack on Iraq
A mansion destroyed in the Iranian missile attack
Getting to grips with . . .

Why Iran launched missile attack on Iraq

Strike near US consulate risks ‘sabotaging’ nuclear deal negotiations
15 Mar 2022
Do Israel’s Covid deaths bode ill for the UK?
Medical workers on an isolation ward at the Ziv Medical Centre, Safed
Getting to grips with . . .

Do Israel’s Covid deaths bode ill for the UK?

'Vaccine star of the pandemic' has recorded steep hike in coronavirus-related fatalities in recent weeks
8 Feb 2022
Why Israel has labelled Amnesty ‘anti-Semitic’
A Palestinian protester argues with an Israeli soldier in the West Bank
Between the lines

Why Israel has labelled Amnesty ‘anti-Semitic’

Israeli government accused of treating Palestinians as ‘inferior racial group’ in leaked report
31 Jan 2022
Religious tolerance, trans treatment and police misogyny
The star of David
Podcasts

Religious tolerance, trans treatment and police misogyny

Is the Arab world re-embracing its Jews? Are the rights of LGBTQ+ people under threat? And do the police have a misogyny problem?
28 Jan 2022
Saudi Arabia and Thailand settle 30-year jewel theft dispute
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha
Stranger than fiction

Saudi Arabia and Thailand settle 30-year jewel theft dispute

Two countries to appoint ambassadors for the first time since 1989
28 Jan 2022
Boris Johnson and the Afghan animal airlift
Carrie Johnson
Behind the scenes

Boris Johnson and the Afghan animal airlift

Leaked emails suggest Boris Johnson did approve former marine’s evacuation
27 Jan 2022
Afghanistan aid efforts ‘falling short’ as winter crisis escalates
A child attempts to keep warm following snowfall outside Herat, Afghanistan
In Depth

Afghanistan aid efforts ‘falling short’ as winter crisis escalates

Extreme poverty is forcing parents to sell children and organs to survive
25 Jan 2022
Afghanistan withdrawal: did the Foreign Office fail in its response?
Dominic Raab leaves Downing Street
In Brief

Afghanistan withdrawal: did the Foreign Office fail in its response?

Testimony of former desk officer said prioritising of applicants was ‘arbitrary and dysfunctional’
16 Dec 2021
The countries that support the Taliban
A Taliban government official attends talks in Moscow in October
In Depth

The countries that support the Taliban

Russia, China, Iran and Pakistan are sizing up the situation after seizure of power in Afghanistan
16 Dec 2021
How Afghanistan is hurtling towards famine and ruin
Afghans at a street market
In Brief

How Afghanistan is hurtling towards famine and ruin

The UN estimates that about 23 million Afghans are facing acute hunger
3 Dec 2021
Qatar’s tainted World Cup
Workers at the site of the Lusail Stadium in 2019
Why we’re talking about . . .

Qatar’s tainted World Cup

In a year’s time, the most controversial World Cup in recent history will kick off
3 Dec 2021
Real-life Succession, Iranian football and China’s #MeToo moment
Succession: a ‘toxic joy’
Podcast

Real-life Succession, Iranian football and China’s #MeToo moment

Do we need a new model for business leaders? How has Jordan’s football team reignited the gender debate? And has China silenced an Olympian?
19 Nov 2021
Inside Israel’s facial recognition surveillance system
In Depth

Inside Israel’s facial recognition surveillance system

Tech tells soldiers whether a person should be ‘detained, arrested or left alone’
8 Nov 2021
The ‘besieged’ Syrian province threatened by vaccine skepticism
Displaced children watch as a health worker sprays disinfectant in Idlib, Syria
Unreported world

The ‘besieged’ Syrian province threatened by vaccine skepticism

Delta variant hits Idlib as online conspiracy theories threaten jab rollout
3 Nov 2021
Starving Afghan families forced to sell their children
Asho (right) was betrothed to a 23-year-old man by her indebted family in Badghis Province
In Depth

Starving Afghan families forced to sell their children

Departure of US forces has triggered one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises
27 Oct 2021
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