Isis says it carried out Yemen attack

Isis expansion into country would complicate its civil war

Russia’s reckless Middle East adventure

Putin thinks that by storming into Syria he has taken rightful leadership of the winning coalition

Turkey warns Russia of fallout over Syria

Erdogan remarks follow incursions into Turkish airspace

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Outside powers at risk from Syria’s fire

Proxy wars can be very dangerous for the nations that are fuelling the conflict

Assad praises Russia’s new role in Syria

President dismisses efforts of US-led anti-Isis coalition

Moscow scuppers Syria no-fly zone plan

Ramping up of coalition efforts may have precipitated Russian intervention

Putin risks Syria quagmire over US duel

Russian president goes out of his way to subtly undermine his US counterpart

The Dome of the Rock is seen over a haphazard city-scape typical of the Old City's Muslim Quarter. Photo by Eyal Warshavsky
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Jerusalem: City of ruins

The Old City is overcrowded and its buildings suffering, victims of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Russia carries out more strikes in Syria

Moscow claims its fighter jets hit four Isis-held sites

West fears Russia’s military endgame

Questions emerge over Putin’s goal in conflict

US rebukes Russia over Syria air strikes

Washington rejects Moscow claims that attacks aimed at Isis

Russia exposes EU divisions on Syria

Intervention greeted with contrasting responses from EU states

Diplomacy behind Russia’s Syrian bombs

Obama and Putin’s hopes of rescuing country look overblown

Putin attempts to come in from the cold

The US should treat Russia’s Syria initiative with extreme caution

Currency woes hinder Egypt’s economy

Fight against black market has hit illicit trade in dollars, but has left many businesses struggling

UN imposes sanctions on 4 UK Isis recruits

Travel ban and asset freeze follows request by UK government

Putin and Obama look to end Syria war

Two leaders hold 90-minute ‘frank’ and ‘productive’ meeting at UN

US and Russia seek to avoid proxy war

Washington hopes to test Putin’s commitment to his Syrian client

Putin exploits a vacuum left by the west

Do not rule out the possibility of working with Russia and Iran

Putin keeps world guessing over Syria plans

President reveals little as de facto Russian protectorate in the Levant emerges