• November 8, 2009

    The United States faces mounting problems in the three leading conflict zones of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq, says Paul Rogers. The escape-route lies not in military escalation but in a change of thinking.

  • September 21, 2009

    Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has called for proper protection from violence and abuse for Iranian exiles living in Iraq, citing the situation in Ashraf refugee camp. He hopes British influence can play a role.

  • August 14, 2009

    A US soldier is to face a court-martial today for refusing to fight after exploring the teachings of Jesus. Travis Bishop rejected an order to deploy to Afghanistan after he reflected on the ethics of war and studied the Bible.

  • July 30, 2009

    Eight people are reported to have been killed and up to 400 injured after Iraqi forces attacked unarmed Iranian residents of Camp Ashraf, north of Baghdad, this week.

  • July 14, 2009

    The death of 15 British soldiers in just over a week has sparked calls for an end to the UK's involvement in the war in Afghanistan. A poll shows that the majority of the British public want troops withdrawn by the end of the year.

  • June 27, 2009

    Today is the UK's first Armed Forces Day. It is a thinly veiled attempt to deflect scrutiny of politicians who have made disastrous decisions about war, says Symon Hill. But sentiment is no substitute for accountability.

  • May 22, 2009

    A Christian minister from the USA has travelled to Iraq as part of a small group visit to highlight the need for relationship-building as well as political action in addressing issues of peace and justice in the midst of conflict.

  • May 1, 2009

    Organisations working for a reversal of the tide of violence in the Middle East welcomed the end of the six-year British military mission in Iraq yesterday, and called for continued investment in development, peacebuilding and change.

  • April 23, 2009

    Hundreds of peace activists are expected to rally in Washington DC on 29-30April 2009, encouraging continued progress in withdrawal of forces from Iraq, humane refugee resettlement policies and reform in interrogation practices.

  • April 19, 2009

    Last month Iran broke an agreement with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to stop attacks on villages in the Pshdar district, according to a fresh report coming out of Iraq.