Isis morale falls as momentum slows

Frustration grows among jihadis as focus shifts to governing

Presidential vote polarises Tunisia

Regional and class rifts threaten to derail political transition

Claims of murder by army found to be lies

Inquiry rejects Iraqi detainees’ allegations against UK soldiers

EU parliament recognises Palestinian state

Motion gives symbolic backing for an independent state along 1967 borders

Arab-Israeli tensions: Jerusalem tales

Violence in the holy city has stirred fears of a religious conflict

Assad army bases fall to al-Qaeda allies

Strategic setback gives Islamist forces chance to sever supply lines

Minister’s death stirs Palestinian anger

Leadership to discuss suspending security co-operation with Israel

Qatar brought in from the cold

High-level truce may fail to end ill will at community level

Syrian refugees fear never leaving Turkey

Alarm in Ankara at the growing costs of refugee burden

Isis extends its reach among militants

The group has not yet displaced existing threats from the Muslim world, writes Ahmed Rashid

Palestinian minister dies after protest

Officials say Ziad Abu Ein was taking part in a peaceful demonstration in the West Bank

Shifts and shocks on the soft power scale

The US tops the Monocle Magazine survey, bumping Germany into second

Cameron seeks Turkey terror alliance

Push to improve co-operation with Ankara to combat Isis

Chess moves to transform world politics

International affairs look in need of some brilliant new thinking

Libya’s divisions pave way for oil tussle

Chaos and violence is exacerbated by dual governments taking control of key institutions

Libya parties put UN-backed talks at risk

Both sides lay out conditions that could sabotage discussion

Israeli parties bid to oust Netanyahu

Labour offers centrist Hatnua party joint ticket for March vote

Hostages killed in Yemen rescue attempt

US journalist and a South African teacher die during US special forces raid

Iraqi PM faces dilemma in military reform

Changing commanders too quickly could exacerbate security woes

Eritreans arrested for people smuggling

Italy and Germany detain maritime traffickers

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