Above all, the Gulf states want stability. Can this beleaguered US president bring order?
As the civil war rages on, Syria has become a theatre for great-power rivalry, with Russia and Iran turning cynical opportunism into high policy.
The harrowing image of a tiny boy who had perished at sea was not enough to spur governments into improving the situation for refugee children.
Two years ago this month, Islamic State slaughtered thousands of Yazidis in northern Iraq. What happened to those who made it to Europe?
The little boy has grown up in a city devastated by war – when will the international community believe that the Assad regime and the Russian jets kill Syrian children every day?
A report from one of the Iranian capital’s poorest and most conservative areas, and a trip around a new shopping mall in the north of the city.
There is a specific word for the melancholy of Istanbul. The city is suffering a mighty bout of something like hüzün at the moment.
This week's news, from Erdogan the despot, to memories of Disraeli, and coffee and class.
President Erdogan has hailed the foiling of the coup as a triumph for democracy, but some fear it will serve as a cover to crack down hard on his critics.
Chilcot may have closed the book on the Iraq war; but for the survivors of torture and their families, closure must seem like a distant prospect.
An authoritarian president has been saved by a peoples’ faith in democracy. But he is unlikely to credit them.
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