Britain takes step towards arming Syrian rebels

One-Minute Read Thu 8 Nov, AT 10:51

Cameron wants to push the limits of EU embargo and persuade Obama to raise the heat on Assad

Muslim Brotherhood claims victory as Egyptian army grabs power

One-Minute Read Mon 18 Jun, AT 16:44

Presidential election result is overshadowed by army's appropriation of sweeping new powers

Putin and Kirill

Syria's Assad can count on support of Russian Orthodox Church

One-Minute Read Fri 1 Jun, AT 13:25

Russian Christians have extracted a promise from Putin that is a boost to the embattled Syrian president

Flame computer virus is more sophisticated than Stuxnet

One-Minute Read Tue 29 May, AT 10:41

Data-stealing virus has been lurking undetected in Middle East computers for up to five years

Mass grave at Houla after Syria massacre

What now for Syria as massacre leaves peace process in shreds?

Talking Point Sun 27 May, AT 08:12

More than 90 people, including 32 children, killed as troops shell the village of Houla

New underwear bomb plot is proof of ‘perverse’ al-Qaeda

First Reaction Tue 8 May, AT 12:00

Hillary Clinton urges vigilance as CIA intelligence foils attack on US-bound airliner

George Galloway won because his politics are truly popular

Point of View Tue 3 Apr, AT 12:57

And unlike their parents, young (jobless) voters have no lingering loyalty to the Big Three parties

Hague faces calls to expel Syrian ambassador after Homs massacre

One-Minute Read Sun 5 Feb, AT 12:42

London embassy was defended by riot police after attack by 150 protesters

The end of the world is nigh – or possibly not, actually

Tue 3 Jan, AT 08:32 Richard Ehrman

Largely unnoticed, the West's dependence on imported energy is finally starting to reduce