Army commander's proposed modernisation programme would have significant repercussion for Iran's domestic and foreign policies

Mahan Abedin

Efforts so far to secure a new electoral law have been fruitless - and worse, lead only to the death of Lebanon's already ailing democracy

Makram Rabah

The Emiratis are playing hardball with high-tech weaponry and guns for hire. In a region already in turmoil, that's a dangerous game to play

Bill Law

Why isn't the UK doing more to help free dual nationals such as Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe from Iran's prisons?

Sophia Akram

Whatever view you take on the war, the manager of the Syria's national team - which may play in next year's World Cup - deserves admiration

Peter Oborne

With a president who understands the connection between dropping bombs and improving ratings, the craze for military dramas is a dangerous concoction

Alastair Sloan

The secular elite Ataturk left behind are not angry at a weakening democracy but that Erdogan will bury his political and ideological tyranny

Tallha Abdulrazaq

As the Palestinian movement works to elect a leader to replace Khaled Meshaal, its new charter is clearer about what the movements stands for

Azzam Tamimi

Without understanding the motivations of young fighters coming back from Syria, the UK government only risks their return to radical groups

Imran Awan

Lebanese leaders are using the socio-economic suffering and security fears of Syrian refugees for their own gain

Kareem Chehayeb