Obama backs Syrian rebels - so why are they frustrated?

First Reaction Wed 12 Dec, AT 14:03

US formally 'recognises' Syrian opposition but with no promise of assistance it's seen as a 'half-step'

Nadia Sediqqi killing highlights threat to Afghan women

One-Minute Read Mon 10 Dec, AT 11:37

Murder of a senior bureaucrat proves that women face spiralling violence in Afghanistan

Crispin Black

Chemical weapons threat does not justify UK going into Syria

Wed 5 Dec, AT 09:57 Crispin Black

Gen Richards can't think of a military reason why the British Army shouldn't go in. Well, some of us can...

Turkey set to deploy Patriot missiles on Syrian border

One-Minute Read Tue 4 Dec, AT 16:01

Turkish request to Nato comes as fears grow of Assad using chemical weapons

Iran claims second US drone capture in a year

First Reaction Tue 4 Dec, AT 15:20

Is the age of the drone nearly over? Iran and US dispute 'capture' of another unmanned craft

UK and France summon Israeli ambassadors over settlements

First Reaction Mon 3 Dec, AT 15:00

Paris and London are preparing to take 'real action' over Israel's plan to build in sensitive 'E1' area

Morsi's opponents cry foul as Egypt's constitution is passed

First Reaction Fri 30 Nov, AT 13:08

Tensions in Cairo inflamed after a controversial new constitution is approved in 'rushed' vote

Palestine status: Israeli doves urge Netanyahu to back down

Talking Point Thu 29 Nov, AT 14:20

Former PM Ehud Olmert and Haaretz come out in favour of UN 'non-member status' for Palestinians

Crispin Black

Digging up Arafat: slim chance they'll find Polonium 210

Tue 27 Nov, AT 09:25 Crispin Black

The theory that Mossad killed the late Palestinian leader is popular – but it doesn't make any sense

Ehud Barak's shock departure strengthens Israel's hawks

First Reaction Mon 26 Nov, AT 14:39

Netanyahu's defence minister wants more time with his family – or does he have another agenda?

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