Above all, the Gulf states want stability. Can this beleaguered US president bring order?
The West must turn to the world's "forgotten crisis" - before it becomes too big to forget.
The Syrian catastrophe has created the worst humanitarian crisis since the end of the Second World War. And the world watches helplessly as Putin and Assad commit war crimes.
The French's philosopher's documentary, Peshmerga, followed the Kurds fighting Islamic State in northern Iraq. Now, he and his team are back in Iraqi Kurdistan.
After Nahed Hattar was shot dead, moderates fear new laws against hate speech could further limit freedom of media and expression.
Amid the battles, a generation starves.
The militant group's grip on power is slipping but it has proved resilient in the past.
The loss of a tiny Syrian town is a bitter blow for the fanatic militants.
An estimated 600,000 children are trapped in the city.
The foreign secretary has been accused of "Russophobic hysteria" by Moscow.
"I didn’t dare drive her to the hospital in case they saw my headlights and attacked the car. A midwife lived close by so I drove her there with the lights off."
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