Overcrowding, corruption and sectarianism lies behind the latest drama at Roumieh jail, from where Sunni militants have directed attacks in Lebanon and Syria

Belen Fernandez

With the Der Spiegel revelations of how the Iraqi Baathists plotted the rise of Isis, it’s clear regional conflicts are about politics, not Islam

CJ Werleman

National chauvinism led to the extermination of countless Armenians. A hundred years later, it continues to erase their past as well

Micah Reddy

Yemen will still face water shortages, separatist movements, al-Qaeda militants and an ousted president when Saudi Arabia ends its offensive

Tom Finn

Every state has a right to define itself, but not deceptively: not if it is deceiving itself, its citizens and the rest of the world

Gideon Levy

Claims Iran is supplying the Houthis with weapons ignore the fact the group was already flush with American arms from ex-president Saleh

Gareth Porter