There is a specific word for the melancholy of Istanbul. The city is suffering a mighty bout of something like hüzün at the moment.
If the Israeli government was at all committed to a two-state solution, it would have welcomed the agreement between the PLO and Hamas.
While 2.6 million Syrians have fled the country, few have so far come to Britain. Yet the current anti-immigration climate ignores the desperate circumstances of those forced here.
A new report from Amnesty International describes how domestic workers in Qatar face abuse and exploitation. The problem isn't just limited to Qatar, however: domestic workers in the UK are similarly vulnerable.
It was by accident, not by design, that the UK avoided being drawn into the sectarian vortex of Syria.
The Afghan presidential election has been declared a success – but as the west finalises its pull-out, what the country's prospects?
President Assad’s Instagram account is one of the more surreal examples of the use of social networking in the Syrian war.
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