France’s President François Hollande is using his foreign dealings in the Middle East and North Africa to draw attention away from his domestic failings, writes Nabila Ramdani

Nabila Ramdani

If the US war on Iraq and Afghanistan failed to achieve any long term political objectives, Obama’s chances of success now are close to nil

Ramzy Baroud

Absence of Western demands to protect Gaza's citizens contrasts with outcry over Libya when conditions were far less distressing

Gregory Shupak

Turkey cannot take strong moves against IS without endangering the lives of 49 Turkish nationals being held captive in Mosul

David Barchard

43 veterans from Unit 8200, the top unit of Israeli intelligence, testify how they use information to blackmail Palestinians

Meron Rapoport

There are growing concerns that regional conflicts and increased militancy will force Algeria into an even greater role in regional security

Adam Walker

For some the new Iraq represents oppression, for others opportunity. But none can say that the situation is acceptable as is

Sajad Jiyad

While the international community debates last month's political problems, the KRG and its rival in Syrian Kurdistan are busy establishing facts on the ground, writes Michael Stephens

Michael Stephens

August's political theatre in The Hague shows that Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas' personal ambition has become more important than justice for his people, writes David Hearst

David Hearst

The US president tells an anxious public he has the authority to expand the air war against Islamic State militants into Syria, but will need congressional approval for $500 million to train and equip Syrian fighters

Chris McGreal