Israel

Are protests in Jordan the precursor to more Arab Spring turmoil or an encouraging sign that the region might finally be moving in the right direction, asks PAUL KNOTT.

The World Cup has never lived up to its lofty ideals, says GLENN MOORE, as he recounts a history of corruption, match-fixing, boycotts and giving succour to dictatorships.

MICHAEL WHITE is on the hunt for solutions as Europe prepares for its showdown summit.

Steve Bannon is back and has the ear of Trump - but in a more back-room role than ever before.

Popbitch’s Eurovision team give the lowdown on who to watch out for in this year’s contest

In a speech to think tank Progress our editor-at-large lays into Jeremy Corbyn and the failures of the Labour Party

Seventy years since Britain exited Palestine, the region offers a clue to our future and much diminished status

While elements of the British left struggle with the spectre of anti-Semitism, France is facing its own virulent problems.

The new age of political hand holding and cheek kissing on display between world leaders

Israel is hated beyond reason by the Left because the Left craves an enemy whose evil is as great as their imagined capacity for good

It’s hard to keep up with all these claims of plots and counter-plots swirling around the political system, isn’t it?

MICHAEL WHITE on why the prospect of Trump trade wars takes away all the icing

The bloodbath in Eastern Ghouta is a characteristically brutal chapter in the annals of Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy. This time, though, he might not get away with it.

The Iran nuclear deal is hanging by a thread, says former diplomat PAUL KNOTT​, who worked on the agreement. If it fails, the world becomes a much more dangerous place.

What is the likelihood, asks PAUL CONNEW, of the findings of the Mueller probe ever coming to light?

To understand Trump’s move over Jerusalem, you have to look to his fanbase and his finances, suggests ALBERT SCARDINO

The time has come for the EU to use its influence to drive reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah and restore hope in the Palestinian territory

There is a rare chance of peace in Syria. But, Hamish De Bretton-Gordon writes, Brexit is getting in the way of the UK and the EU playing the role we should.

The epitaph for the Battle of Passchendaele – as with so much of our understanding of the First World War – came from a British war poet. But what of their German counterparts? We explore the poetry that emerged from the other side of no-man’s land

Both will be as bad as the other.

If next week’s G20 summit in Hamburg were a political beauty pageant, Donald Trump, the man who owned the Miss Universe franchise for 20 years, would prefer to stay at home.

The year of Brexit AKA The year you’ll want to forget

Is Donald Trump’s misfiring presidency spiralling towards impeachment? We delve in to the chaos engulfing Washington

The EU was not conceived to regulate the curvature of a banana. It was conceived to regulate our propensity to kill each other.

The internet has long been a political battleground, but one corner of the web is home to a particularly dirty kind of warfare.

The attack on Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament fits a pattern emerging across Europe: terrorism has gone low-tech, freelance and ever-harder to tackle

There’s danger in getting too close to Donald Trump. As Theresa May heads to the White House she needs to keep her distance

Is the populism supposedly sweeping the Western world part of a domino effect set to continue into 2017 and beyond?

So Jeremy Corbyn was, entirely un-unexpectedly, re-elected leader of the Labour Party and was feted (and immortalised in verse) by an adoring membership in my old hometown of Liverpool.

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ANTI-BREXIT EVENTS

Grassroots anti-Brexit campaigners are increasing the pressure on politicians ahead of a series of important votes this year. Here is a list of the events organised across Britain in the coming weeks and months.

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