The similarities between the rise of Yemen’s Houthis and that of Hezbollah are striking, but the Houthis’ territorial ambitions may prove their undoing

Shane Farrell

A Hanounite woman sits on a rock in the middle of what once was a home that contained dreams, hopes, and desires! My ghost wipes her tears and weeps along with her

Haidar Eid

Disagreements over the defence of the Syrian border town of Kobane have put Turkish-American working relations under severe strain

David Barchard

Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh, the former Yemeni president's eldest son and ambassador to UAE met the Iranians in Rome in May, according to sources close to the current president Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi

David Hearst

Ideologically opposed, are Sisi and Bashir now using each other to legitimise their own regional and national interests?

Amna Bagadi

Al-Aqsa mosque is the third most-holiest site in Islam, but Jewish settlers have more rights to access the house of worship then Palestinian Muslims

Ismail Patel

For Lebanese officials, the utility of hyping the Syrian bogeyman is undeniable - providing as a distraction from the state’s own transgressions vis-a-vis its citizenry

Belen Fernandez

An international safe zone in Syria would be a major setback for President Assad but is unacceptable to the US

David Barchard

Only when Britain completely ends its support of Israel and financing of its occupation, and works to correct the injustice it imposed on the Palestinians a century ago, can one consider that a real change in British policies is taking hold

Ramzy Baroud

Does the Palestinian background of community activist leader Rasmea Odeh make her trial too politically loaded to be a fair one?

Victoria Brittain