Shrewd, cultivated and cosmopolitan new president knows that misery of daily life in Iran is the key issue
More than 50m Iranians cast votes for new president, but will post-Ahmadinejad regime be any different?
White House calls on Iran-backed Hezbollah to get out of Syria as battle for Aleppo approaches
Putin must lead transition to post-Assad regime but there will be a price, says former Israeli PM
Fears that delivery of new weapons to Syria could spark new war and shift the balance of power
Government climbdown gives 600 interpreters right to move, but what message does it send?
Hardening evidence about Assad regime's use of chemical weapons prompts US re-think
Experts say some fighters are jihadists, but Syrian opposition says numbers are greatly 'exaggerated'
Daily Telegraph claims satellite images indicate that heavy water processing plant at Arak is operational
'I heard an explosion and saw smoke' says witness after balloon bursts into flames 300m above Luxor
US newspaper ends 'self-censorship' to expose drone base CIA uses to kill al-Qaeda militants
Reports that Israeli jets have struck targets inside Syria set to further inflame tensions in region
PM to continue for third term, but success of Lapid and Bennett shows Israelis want change
The rise of the right-wing software entrepreneur has worrying consequences for Israel, critics say
Prime Minister Sellal says one ringleader was Canadian but security source claims two
Western governments have not taken seriously enough the emergence of new networks of jihadi groups
Was poisonous gas Agent 15 used on rebels to test America's chemical weapons ultimatum?
'Animals live better than this in the West,' says doctor shocked by death and despair at Camp Atmeh