War & Conflict

Syria's war: In Astana, Russia 'is in full charge'

The Astana meeting marks a distinct change from what has previously been a diplomatic process led by UN, say analysts.

by Zena Tahhan
- Dylan Collins

Middle East

In Umm al-Hiran, it is 'a continuing Nakba'

Israel has advanced plans to raze the village of 150 homes and replace it with a town for Israeli Jews.

Turkey

Turkey's constitutional reform: All you need to know

Supporters say the constitutional reform will bring stability, but critics believe it may 'lead to a one-man rule'.

Iran

Why thousands of Iranians are fighting in Syria

Political, ideological and economic factors have contributed to the flow of fighters from Iran to Syria, analysts say.

Human Rights

Protests erupt in Gaza as electricity crisis deepens

In many areas, Palestinians received only three hours of electricity at a time, punctuated by 12-hour blackouts.