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EgyptAir flight disappearance – live updates

The latest developments on missing plane

Car bomb explosion in Ankara

Attack near navy HQ targets passing military buses

UK launches air strikes on Isis in Syria

RAF extends missions against militant group hours after MPs vote

Greece could face September elections

Tsipras attempts to fortify leadership after bailout deal

Will widening Taliban offensive target a major Afghan city?

The price of Netanyahu’s victory

Israeli PM begins fourth term with his standing in the US and Europe in worse shape than ever

Tony Blair — well connected

Role of former UK prime minister in the Middle East is under review

Syria: How the rebellion splintered

Key events in the country’s four-year uprising

Israel cannot gain Sunni allies through fear of Iran alone

Tunisia: a beacon of hope in a dangerous neighbourhood

Key moments in the North African country’s political transition

Costumed guards’ starring role in Erdogan power play

Escort resembles extras from swords-and-sandals epic

US and allies strike at Isis

Bombing raids launched against militants in Syria

US must win over Arab regimes on Isis

Superpower must explain past failures and demonstrate commitment

Egypt to invest $8bn expanding Suez Canal

Palestinians gather after ceasefire agreement

Hamas kills alleged Israeli spies

Suspected collaborators were shot dead in a crackdown

Isis uses humility as tactic for conquest

Islamists mix fear with soft power to oust other rebel groups

Stop Isis crisis engulfing Muslim world

Re-engage with Iraq, do not retreat

Aversion to intervention is understandable but, as we still rely on Mideast oil, profoundly wrong and dangerous

Extremists seize control of swath of northern Iraq

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