This week's news, from Erdogan the despot, to memories of Disraeli, and coffee and class.
A cross-party group of MPs are calling for greater action against the extremist militants.
The Prime Minister says the brutal attack has strengthened international resolve to defeat the extremist militants.
A religious revival is just one of the factors leaving Christians deserting the Middle East. Diversity must be upheld.
Despite the crackdown at home, Saudi Arabia is angling to present itself as a supporter of free expression abroad.
Why is it that the plight of persecuted Christians in the Middle East, or countries such as Sudan, has attracted the attention and anger of politicians in the west, yet the Christians of Palestine don’t get a look-in?
In 2011, Rami Habib, a 43-year-old doctor from Leicester, flew to Syria. Since then, he has watched the revolution against Bashar al-Assad fall apart – but he won’t give up.
Founded upon his experience of successfully negotiating with the IRA, the book is an enthralling, case study of the art, in which Powell carefully establishes his argument for why dialogue with terror groups is usually necessary.
How the Communications Data Bill is intended to tackle Islamic State.
Although IS is certainly an Islamic movement, it is neither typical nor mired in the distant past, because its roots are in Wahhabism, a form of Islam practised in Saudi Arabia that developed only in the 18th century.
In Damascus, the war seems to have receded, and Bashar al-Assad looks more comfortable than ever.
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