This week's news, from Erdogan the despot, to memories of Disraeli, and coffee and class.
A letter from Bahrain.
Why has Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic ties with Iran - and what's the broader context of the rift?
Saudi Arabia has given Iranian diplomats 48 hours to leave the country, after its embassy was attacked following the execution of a Shia religious figure.
Our best pieces from the past year. In this selection, our favourite writing about Syria and Isis.
Six million people live in Lebanon. Today, one in every four of them is a Syrian refugee.
More must - and can - be done to prevent families being torn apart.
“If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it’s a duck,” a diplomat told me in Kabul. “Isil are here.”
Few would claim that climate change is the only cause of conflicts in Syria or elsewhere, but it’s widely considered to be a "threat multiplier".
If the line between peace and war is being blurred, so is that between fact and fiction.
War by Photoshop.
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