Turkey's recent crackdown on international NGOs working with Syrians will have disastrous results if it continues

Haid Haid

Assad paints the war as a choice between him or Muslim 'terrorists'. Change the rebels' religion in your mind for moral clarity

CJ Werleman

Syria's opposition and civil society - which have demanded change for decades - has made it clear what it wants. Are we listening?

Rime Allaf

The economy took centre stage in Iran's first presidential debate and - as Rouhani's Achilles heel - it is likely to loom large until election day

Mahan Abedin

The PA joins Egypt and Israel in collectively punishing Palestinians in Gaza while maintaining that it has their best interests at heart

Sharif Nashashibi

The EU should welcome Hamas' new political platform and seize the opportunity to engage moderates within the movement

Hugh Lovatt

The movement's document could mark a step towards a lasting solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - but will the message be heard?

Dr Ahmed Yousef

Hamas is accepting the 1967 borders just as everyone else who has pursued a Palestinian state next to Israel is abandoning them

David Hearst

America the bastion of free media? On World Press Freedom Day, that concept falls flat when it comes to Israel

Belen Fernandez

Authorities in Algeria are desperate for a high turnout in order to shore up the legitimacy of an ailing political system

Adlène Meddi