Israeli attack that killed Ahmed al-Jabari was huge gamble that could have major repercussions
Former imam to head Syria's government-in-waiting - but can he win over the rebels within Syria?
Remember Afghanistan – 30 years after the US armed the Mujahideen, we're still fighting Taliban
Cameron wants to push the limits of EU embargo and persuade Obama to raise the heat on Assad
Meanwhile, David Cameron says he would give Assad free passage out of Syria if it would end the bloodshed
Syrian National Council is a joke among ordinary Syrians, so US is hoping to found a more effective opposition
Was Israeli attack on Khartoum missile plant a 'dry run' for Iran – or a memo to the next US President?
Beirut unhappy that its cosmopolitan streets have been portrayed by TV series as a 'hotbed of terrorists'
Neighbours thought to be sliding towards war after Turkey intercepts plane carrying 'illegal cargo’
Opinion digest: the way forward for Arabs, a 'respectable' near-death experience, Malala Yousafzai
Terror arrests reflect a new mood of apprehension over the fallout from the Arab Spring
Drone destroyed near nuclear reactor in southern Israel was probably sent by an increasingly sophisticated Hezbollah
Jordan’s capital braces itself for up to 50,000 demonstrators in constitutional protest
Cross-border mortar attack will boost demands for Nato military intervention, can the West trust Turkey?
Turkish parliament gives go ahead to deployment of troops in Syria following deadly cross-border mortar attack
Ahmadinejad blames foreign enemies for domestic turmoil as merchants protest against regime
Manifesto handed to labour minister decries 'staggering' inflation as currency plunges further and sanctions bite
Experts cast doubt on the origins of footage appearing to show missing Austin Tice in custody of jihadist Syrian militants
Israel's foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman suggests that hardship could see the Islamic state's populace rise up
Prime Minister says inaction over Syrian bloodshed will leave ‘terrible stain’ on UN’s reputation