Columnist Venetia Rainey

Capture of IS chief’s ex-wife a coup for fragile Lebanon

Fri 5 Dec, AT 10:59 Venetia Rainey

But while West is keen to help Lebanese take on IS, donor fatigue means Syrian refugees will go hungry

Columnist Venetia Rainey

Nuclear deal with Iran would make the world a better place

Thu 20 Nov, AT 17:02 Venetia Rainey

Five good reasons why the West and Iran should come to an agreement – and the sooner the better

Syrian rebels take cover behind a barricade in Aleppo

Syria: who are the rebel groups fighting against Assad?

Summary Thu 14 Aug, AT 13:24

Islamic State militants and Assad's forces encircle Aleppo in what could be tipping point of civil war

Militants brandish their weapons in Iraq

British jihadists: how much of a threat do they pose?

Briefing Thu 17 Jul, AT 12:22

As jihadist warns of 'black flag of Islam over Downing St', a Q&A on the risks for the West

Syrian rebels take cover behind a barricade in Aleppo

PM considered plan to train and arm 100,000 Syrian rebels

One-Minute Read Fri 4 Jul, AT 10:08

Secret plan came from army top brass: create rebel army so Syrians could defeat Assad themselves