How this conflict – played out in the rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia – is destabilising the world.
Saudi Arabia’s poor record on human rights and its treatment of women make it easy to demonise the kingdom.
The leaders in Egypt have repeatedly failed to recognise that the campaigning of not-for-profits plays an important role as a pressure gauge that can release dissent in a manageable way.
In just four weeks the Egyptian judge has sentenced to death 720 alleged supporters of the banned Muslim Brotherhood in two mass verdicts.
The mass death penalties and the wider crackdown on the opposition cannot be tolerated.
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.