Kurds

The mess in Syria is putting America’s credibility on the line

27 January 2018 9:00 am

A day of reckoning is coming for muddled Middle East policies

After Isis, then what? The scramble for Mosul

27 August 2016 9:00 am

Isis will fall in Mosul. But at least three forces are jostling over what happens next

Samir Basim leads the basses in France, 2013

Iraq's national youth orchestra: an improbable story on a heroic scale

20 August 2016 9:00 am

Now that even candidates for President of the United States can rise up from the undead dregs of reality television,…

In Ross Kemp the Kurds have found their Byron: Sky 1’s The Fight Against Isis reviewed

23 July 2016 9:00 am

Before I set about reviewing Ross Kemp: The Fight Against Isis (Sky 1), I thought I’d have a glance to…

The myth of the plucky Kurdish warrior

27 February 2016 9:00 am

Western powers’ favourite allies in Iraq and Syria have problems – and divisions – of their own

Portrait of the week

20 February 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, spent time in Brussels before a meeting of the European Council to see what…

The next immigration crisis

13 February 2016 9:00 am

There has been an influx of 2.5 million Syrian refugees, and almost as many again are expected. At this rate, Turkey’s migrant problem is set to become Europe’s

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Turkey is turning into a paranoid one-party state

30 January 2016 9:00 am

President Erdogan’s increasingly tyrannical regime is suppressing the truth about its war on the Kurds

It is time to join the fight against IS in Syria

5 December 2015 9:00 am

The Islamic State is as monstrous an enemy as we have seen in recent history. It crucifies and decapitates its…

Portrait of the week

1 August 2015 9:00 am

Home A man died when 1,500 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel terminal in Calais in one night. The…

As Kurdistan strives for a new life, its old traditions are dying

16 May 2015 9:00 am

As Kurdistan reaches for independence, its traditions are dying

Shrapnel at the Arcola works for the slayers, not the slain

28 March 2015 9:00 am

Quite a hit factory these days, the Hampstead Theatre. The latest candidate for West End glory is Hugh Whitemore’s bio-drama…

If Turkey turns on the West, what hope is there for Syria and Iraq?

18 October 2014 9:00 am

Turkey has long been a bridge between the West and the Middle East. Its record on free speech may be…

Portrait of the week

23 August 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, writing of the Islamic State in northern Iraq, said: ‘If we do not act…