Some in Washington hope the US can cut off Iran’s regional influence in eastern Syria, but that’s a recipe for endless war
Whispers abound about power grabs, comebacks and plots in the Saudi royal family. If they happen, they will have serious repercussions beyond the kingdom
Last week’s terrorist attacks in Tehran dramatically highlighted the IS threat to Iran. But more worrying for Iran is a renewed offensive by the CIA
With intensified electricity cuts, its biggest aid donor under pressure and many saying another Israeli offensive is imminent, the siege in Gaza has never been worse
Why did Sisi insist on taking such a political risk when he is so weakened domestically by security and economic failures?
British diplomats pressed for Aung San Suu Kyi's release from house arrest. What about medical attention for Mohamed Morsi?
As the population in the Nile area rises, scientists warn that global warming will create extreme and unpredictable weather patterns. Is Egypt ready?
Arguably the first modern travel book, Twain's The Innocents Abroad is a reminder to see beyond the words used to capture countries and people, a credo we need in an increasingly polarised world
As each new batch of Beirut-happy articles purports to destroy preconceived notions about the Lebanese capital, loads more notions requiring destruction are created in the process
Many people seem to believe that 'radical Islam' causes terrorism, but the psychology that leads to violence is about much more than religion. The onus is on all of us, not just Muslims, to stifle fanaticism