Why did Turkey shoot down a Syrian warplane?

Briefing Mon 24 Mar, AT 12:01

Turkey says fighter plane violated its borders, but Syria says Turkey's internal politics are to blame

Fifa under more pressure over Qatar as terror claims emerge

First Reaction Wed 19 Mar, AT 11:56

Demands for action over claims that Fifa official was paid nearly £2m after World Cup vote

Saudi Arabia bans 50 blasphemous, royal and foreign baby names

One-Minute Read Sun 16 Mar, AT 10:05

Kingdom makes naming of babies much easier after eliminating options such as Alice, Linda and Binyamin

Four truths about the Syrian regime – as exposed by nuns

Fri 14 Mar, AT 08:41 Venetia Rainey

For a start, we now know Bashar Assad’s regime does detain children. But there’s more…

Lockerbie bombing

Lockerbie bombing: has the truth finally been revealed?

Briefing Tue 11 Mar, AT 11:28

Former Iranian intelligence officer claims Iran was behind the Pan Am Flight 103 disaster, not Libya

Ultra-orthodox Jewish protestors

Israeli ultra-orthodox protest against army draft

One-Minute Read Mon 3 Mar, AT 14:37

Israeli government plans to enlist 5,200 ultra-orthodox Jews – previously exempt from the draft – by mid-2017

Moazzam Begg charged with Syria terror offences

One-Minute Read Sat 1 Mar, AT 08:09

British Guantanamo detainee arrested last week charged with providing terrorist training in Syria

Gold bars

Dubai gold refinery paid '$5bn in cash and dealt with Congo'

First Reaction Wed 26 Feb, AT 13:54

Whistleblower accuses the Middle East's largest refinery of failing to carry out proper checks

Secret weapon behind Chuck Hagel’s plan to shrink US army

Tue 25 Feb, AT 12:58 Crispin Black

It’s oil. Self-sufficient in energy because of shale oil, the US no longer needs to fret about the sheiks

Egypt's government in 'shock' resignation, paving way for Sisi

One-Minute Read Mon 24 Feb, AT 13:05

Armed forces chief, Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, widely expected to become president

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