What next for Netanyahu amid Israel’s political stalemate?
Benjamin Netanyahu
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What next for Netanyahu amid Israel’s political stalemate?

Prime minister battling to retain power as deadline to form coalition passes
6 May 2021
What next in the battle to free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe?
Richard Ratcliffe during a vigil outside the Iranian embassy in London
In Depth

What next in the battle to free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe?

British-Iranian mother jailed for a further year after being found guilty of ‘propaganda’
27 Apr 2021
Why Denmark is stripping Syrians of residency
Refugees arriving in Lesbos, Greece, in 2015
In Depth

Why Denmark is stripping Syrians of residency

Copenhagen orders refugees back to Damascus claiming security has ‘improved significantly’
16 Apr 2021
US allies fear attacks after Biden sets Afghan withdrawal date
Joe Biden departs after announcing the withdrawal of troops
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US allies fear attacks after Biden sets Afghan withdrawal date

Troops to leave on 11 September, prompting Taliban to declare victory
15 Apr 2021
Iranian-Israeli tensions mount after strike on Natanz nuclear site
Natanz nuclear enrichment facility
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Iranian-Israeli tensions mount after strike on Natanz nuclear site

Tehran vows revenge as attack sets back nuclear programme ‘by at least nine months’
14 Apr 2021
Rare earths, Jordan and dishonour
Greenland
Podcast

Rare earths, Jordan and dishonour

What has Greenland’s general election got to do with China? Why has Jordan’s royal family split? And who has been stripped of their honours in secret?
9 Apr 2021
Islamic State looks to Africa to rebuild
Suspected Isis fighters in Baghouz, Syria
Unreported world

Islamic State looks to Africa to rebuild

Alliances with local militants offer lifeline after collapse of self-declared caliphate
8 Apr 2021

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The Iran nuclear deal: can Joe Biden salvage it?
Members of the EU delegation in Vienna yesterday
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The Iran nuclear deal: can Joe Biden salvage it?

US joins EU Vienna talks as president seeks to deliver on key campaign pledge
7 Apr 2021
Suez investigators focus on Ever Given crew
People watch as the Ever Given is refloated
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Suez investigators focus on Ever Given crew

Billions of dollars at stake as experts try to explain who or what is to blame for the cargo ship’s grounding
1 Apr 2021
Taliban declares victory in ‘forever war’ with US
US troops in central Afghanistan shortly after the 2001 occupation
In Depth

Taliban declares victory in ‘forever war’ with US

Islamists defiant as Joe Biden offers power-sharing deal with Afghan government
31 Mar 2021
Does a small Islamist party hold the power to unlock Israel election?
Anti-Netanyahu protests before Israelis went to the polls
Unreported world

Does a small Islamist party hold the power to unlock Israel election?

Two-state solution party could determine Benjamin Netanyahu’s fate
26 Mar 2021
What is the plan for unblocking the Suez Canal?
The southern entrance of the Suez Canal
In Depth

What is the plan for unblocking the Suez Canal?

International trade hit as freight vessel becomes wedged across vital shipping route
25 Mar 2021
Will vaccine rollout success save Netanyahu in Israel election?
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
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Will vaccine rollout success save Netanyahu in Israel election?

Israelis casting votes for fourth time in two years
23 Mar 2021
What Biden’s offer to the Taliban says about his Middle East policy
Joe Biden with former Afghan President Hamid Karzai during a visit in 2011
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What Biden’s offer to the Taliban says about his Middle East policy

Proposed power-sharing deal reveals desire to ‘lighten’ US’s role in region
9 Mar 2021
Everything we know about when Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe will be freed
A protest outside the Iranian embassy in London in 2016
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Everything we know about when Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe will be freed

British-Iranian mother faces a new court date in Iran later this month
8 Mar 2021
Mohammed bin Salman facing criminal case over Khashoggi death
Mohammed bin Salman on a visit to 10 Downing Street
In Brief

Mohammed bin Salman facing criminal case over Khashoggi death

Case filed in Germany accuses Saudi crown prince of ‘crimes against humanity’ over persecution of journalists
3 Mar 2021
How vaccine diplomacy is winning Israel new allies
Benjamin Netanyahu receives a coronavirus vaccine at the Sheba Medical Center, the country's largest hospital.
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How vaccine diplomacy is winning Israel new allies

Surplus jabs being handed over to up to 19 countries in effort to build international ties
25 Feb 2021
Everything we know about the princess held hostage in Dubai
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum greets the Queen at Royal Ascot in 2016
In Brief

Everything we know about the princess held hostage in Dubai

Princess Latifa tried to flee emirate in 2018 but now ‘fears for her life’ after being captured
17 Feb 2021
What the UK can learn from Israel’s vaccine rollout
A patient awaits a vaccine jab at a mass vaccination centre in Tel-Aviv
In Focus

What the UK can learn from Israel’s vaccine rollout

Analysis of data casts doubt on one-jab approach despite falling infection rates
21 Jan 2021
How Israel is winning the Covid-19 vaccine race
Benjamin Netanyahu receives a coronavirus vaccine at the Sheba Medical Center, the country's largest hospital.
Behind the scenes

How Israel is winning the Covid-19 vaccine race

More than 12% of population have already had jabs - but Palestinians in occupied territories excluded from rollout
4 Jan 2021
2020 Quiz of the Year
Quiz of the year
In Brief

2020 Quiz of the Year

Have you been paying attention to the year’s biggest events?
26 Dec 2020
Coronavirus: how war-torn Yemen managed to become Covid-free
Fumigating a neighbourhood in the Huthi rebel-held capital Sanaa
In Brief

Coronavirus: how war-torn Yemen managed to become Covid-free

Impoverished Middle East country appears to have wiped out coronavirus despite suffering effects of other endemic diseases
4 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: Conservatives ‘hollowing the state’
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Conservatives ‘hollowing the state’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 30 November
30 Nov 2020
Iranian nuclear scientist killed with remote-controlled gun
Vehicles drive by a billboard in honour of slain nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in the Iranian capital Tehran, on November 30, 2020. - Iran laid to rest a nuclear scientist in a funeral
In Brief

Iranian nuclear scientist killed with remote-controlled gun

Iranian media says Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was shot by weapon mounted on car that then exploded
30 Nov 2020
British MPs narrowly escaped death in terror bomb plot
Theresa Villiers arrives at 10 Downing Street for a cabinet meeting in November 2019.
In Brief

British MPs narrowly escaped death in terror bomb plot

Trial begins today over alleged terror plot that ‘could have triggered World War Three’
27 Nov 2020
Quiz of The Week: 21 - 27 November
Boris Johnson washes immunological assays during a visit to the Jenner Institute.
In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 21 - 27 November

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
27 Nov 2020
How Joe Biden will go about rebuilding the Iran Nuclear Deal
A demonstrator holds a sign calling for the US to "nuke" Iran before it can take nuclear action against the US.
In Depth

How Joe Biden will go about rebuilding the Iran Nuclear Deal

President-elect facing major challenge to keep Tehran satisfied as Europe forms nuclear strategy
24 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: tier system could ‘quickly collapse’
Manchester lockdown
In Depth

Instant Opinion: tier system could ‘quickly collapse’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 24 November
24 Nov 2020
What Joe Biden’s presidency means for the EU
Joe Biden addresses the European Council while serving as vice-president under Barack Obama.
In Depth

What Joe Biden’s presidency means for the EU

President-elect to ramp up relations with EU27 in effort to repair the damage of Trumpism
23 Nov 2020
Explained: Macron’s dispute with Pakistan over school IDs
Emmanuel Macron speaks during a videoconference
In Brief

Explained: Macron’s dispute with Pakistan over school IDs

France demands apology for ‘blatant lies’ following Pakistani minister’s ‘Nazi’ allegations
23 Nov 2020
Republicans anxious over Trump’s post-election ‘bucket list’
Donald Trump arrives to deliver an update on "Operation Warp Speed" in the Rose Garden of the White House.
In Brief

Republicans anxious over Trump’s post-election ‘bucket list’

Concern growing after president scoped out Iranian sites for military action
18 Nov 2020
Could Trump’s reaction to election loss spark global chaos?
Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Mike Pompeo
In Depth

Could Trump’s reaction to election loss spark global chaos?

Outgoing president asked for ‘options’ to target Iranian nuclear site following loss to Joe Biden
17 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: US was ‘lucky to get Trump’
Donald Trump
In Depth

Instant Opinion: US was ‘lucky to get Trump’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 11 November
11 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘stop treating us like Covid criminals’
Coronavirus police
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘stop treating us like Covid criminals’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 9 November
9 Nov 2020