The shame of Europe over migrant boat people

The bloc needs to fund a proper rescue mission in the Mediterranean

Iraq fails to halt Isis advance in Anbar

Move to lower reliance on Shia militias leads to jihadist gains

Beauty and strife collide at Bardo

A place of horrible death only weeks ago now seems full of life, writes John McDermott

Truckers navigate Isis-controlled roads

Journeys highlight effect of war on region’s trade

Syrian rebels heartened by Sunni unity

Military gains on northern and southern frontiers point to co-ordination

French judge leads fight against jihadism

Marc Trévidic says France faces surge of people back from Syria

Corruption claims plague Libya’s rulers

Rival administrations said to be inept or practising nepotism

Obama foreign policy doctrine takes shape

US president banks on engagement with erstwhile foes Iran and Cuba

Pakistan rebuffs Riyadh over Yemen force

Parliament votes to stay neutral in Houthi conflict

Iran slams Saudi-led Yemen campaign

Ayatollah Khamenei urges Arab monarchy to stop ‘crimes’

France’s TV5 hacked by Isis

Group disrupts broadcaster for several hours

Iranian naval vessels sail near Yemen

Ships deployed in ‘anti-piracy efforts’ on trade routes

Mixed messages in a divided region

Among some, hatred of sectarianism is greater than sectarian hatred

Erdogan woos Iranian business

Turkish leader eyes commercial opportunities while backing anti-Iranian coalition

Iraq: The lesser of two evils

Many worry Shia militias are pushing their own brand of sectarianism

Islamabad close to Yemen military decision

Pakistan mulls over extent of help for Saudi Arabia against Houthi rebels

Obama defends ‘once in a lifetime’ Iran deal

White House goes on offensive to persuade nuclear talks doubters

Palestinians flee Damascus refugee camp

Fierce fighting as Isis gains foothold in Syrian capital

Imperfect deal will help an uneasy peace

Israel condemns Iran nuclear deal

Netanyahu calls agreement ‘historic mistake’ that threatens Jewish state’s existence