Turkey does not seem to have a political strategy for the operation in Afrin which can jeopardise any military gains it might achieve

Galip Dalay

Attempts by Sami Anan and Ahmed Shafiq to enter the election race are a clear indication of rising concerns about Sisi within ruling elite circles

Basheer Nafi

US Vice President told the Israelis words they hadn't heard from a senior US official in decades

Richard Silverstein

Wendy Pearlman's collection of testimonies is a timely reminder of the immense personal cost that Syrians have had to pay

Elizabeth Tsurkov

The cause and the sacrifices made by millions of Palestinians deserve much more than the current leadership have or can achieve

Kamel Hawwash

Despite the UN's reluctance and public suspicion towards Russia's diplomatic effort, it looks inevitable that Moscow will define the solution to the Syrian quagmire

Barbara Bibbo

Norway's recent announcement to suspend arms sales to UAE will no doubt anger a number of British ministers who would like to keep Britain's relations with UAE away from public scrutiny

Joe Odell