Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to become Turkey's first directly elected president

Erdogan: why is Turkey's new president such a divisive figure?

Profile Mon 11 Aug, AT 15:43

Promising a 'new Turkey', the former prime minister is yet to silence his critics after over a decade in power

Crispin Black

UK should rescue Christian victims of Islamist savagery

Mon 11 Aug, AT 08:58 Crispin Black

We took in the Ugandan Asians in 1972 – today we must offer safety to Christians and Yazidis

Royal Air Force Tornado aircraft

Islamic State: RAF jets carry out first air strikes in Iraq

One-Minute Read Wed 1 Oct, AT 10:20

Attacks will prompt 'relief' for government after fanfare of air strikes vote, but 'anxiety' for hostages

An Albania wearing a gas mask in protest of a plan to dispose of Syria's chemical weapons in Albania

UK firms 'sold chemical weapons ingredients to Syria'

One-Minute Read Wed 9 Jul, AT 10:07

Foreign Office document shows British companies sold Syria ingredients for sarin in 1980s

An armed officer patrols Heathrow Airport

Airport security: mobile phone checks stepped up

Briefing Wed 9 Jul, AT 11:53

Passengers face more stringent mobile phone checks at airports amid fears of an al-Qaeda plot

President Barack Obama

Obama seeks $500m to train 'moderate' Syrian opposition

One-Minute Read Fri 27 Jun, AT 09:21

White House searches for effective alternatives to jihadist army active in Syria and Iraq

Crispin Black

Isis rampage: history says we must protect Europe’s borders

Tue 17 Jun, AT 09:05 Crispin Black

If Isis, from a standing start, can threaten Baghdad in a few days, then nothing is safe

The Mole

If US helps fight Isis, it could mean targeting British citizens

Fri 13 Jun, AT 10:32 The Mole

Government under pressure to do something about British jihadists joining Islamist takeover campaign

Syrian activists splash paint on President Assad's election posters

Syria holds presidential elections as war rages on

One-Minute Read Tue 3 Jun, AT 08:29

Main opposition boycotts election, describing it as 'theatre written with the blood of Syrians'

Lebanese lose patience with the flood of Syrian refugees

Fri 30 May, AT 14:38 Venetia Rainey

With a quarter of its population now made up of fleeing Syrians, tiny Lebanon is clamping down

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