Reports from the scenes of Russia's air strikes suggest that the targeting of groups other than Isis was deliberate. Yet the detail may not matter.
Tehran plays a critical role that unnerves its allies in the regime as much as its enemies.
A nuclear deal has been struck, now the country seeks to play a positive role in the region.
Israel is finding it harder to deny targeting Gaza infrastructure, but it still claims that tunnels and rockets are its primary focus.
Noam Chomsky states that if Israel is boycotted, the same fate should befall the United States. He further believes that a boycott could backfire.
The 'blood election' has been widely denounced – but it strengthens Al-Assad’s regime regardless.
Syria: The long road to finding peace after years of war.
A polio outbreak to the east of the country has reinforced the call for relief workers' safety.
Boycotting Jewish settlements is a stark reminder that Europe is tiring of the stalled 'peace process'.
Secular and fundamentalist friction rages as Egyptian military cracks down on coup backlash.