Prime Minister says inaction over Syrian bloodshed will leave ‘terrible stain’ on UN’s reputation
Twin bombing comes just days after Free Syrian Army moved command centre from Turkey to Syria
Attempts to crack down on Islamist militias in Libya could backfire
Ayatollah reinstates 1989 death sentence and raises bounty on novelist's head to $3.3m
All non-essential staff withdrawn from Tunisia and Sudan embassies as Muslim leader calls for calm
It’s caused a storm from Cairo to Khartoum – but what do we know about this blasphemous film?
Some suspect AQAP involvement as Yemeni is shot dead entering US embassy in Sana’a
Missions in Cairo and Benghazi beseiged over video depicting Mohammed as ‘buffoon and womaniser’
Free Syrian Army claim responsibility for bomb attack that targeted regime soldiers stationed in hospital
Australian airline seeks to boost flagging fortunes through ten-year flight-share deal
Thirteen activists, including eight who received life sentences, are offered no reprieve by regime
South London doctor in militant Syrian gang could easily be identified, but history suggests nothing will be done
Mohamed Morsi supports Syrian rebels, but his presence in Tehran is also likely to anger the US
Israeli judge rules that pro-Palestinian activist’s death beneath an army bulldozer was an accident
After rising concern about press freedom in Egypt, Morsi steps in – but is it a cynical gesture?
Foreign minister Lavrov warns US against military intervention after Obama’s ‘red line’ comments
As Israelis queue for gas masks, observers say Israeli is trying to put pressure on the US
Iran's government was too slow to respond and did not tell truth about rescue efforts, say critics
Upsurge in Islamist violence in supposedly demilitarised Sinai desert is a tricky issue for old enemies
Annan accuses UN of finger-pointing as he quits Syria peace role - but what about his own weaknesses?