From Syria to Ukraine: the UN Security Council is useless

Wed 5 Mar, AT 10:30 The Conversation

It's prevented WW3 - so far - but without reform it can't do much else, says Mohammad Amir Anwar

Ariel Sharon: a time to eulogise or to face the brutal facts?

Sat 11 Jan, AT 17:12 Venetia Rainey

As Sharon's death is announced from Tel Aviv, young Israelis look to the future not the past

Sukuk issue aims to make UK 'Mecca for Middle East wealth'

Briefing Tue 29 Oct, AT 15:55

PM says Islamic index and £200m Islamic bond issue will make City world centre for Islamic finance

Prisoner release divides Israel but it was key to peace talks

First Reaction Mon 29 Jul, AT 08:56

Nine of Netanyahu's cabinet voted against or abstained but Washington peace talks can at last restart

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

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

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