Kurds’ dream looks as distant as ever

Kurdish people are unlikely to gain autonomy from turmoil in the Middle East

France must uphold secularism

Identity politics have taken root because of politicians’ indecision, writes Rachida Dati

United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi. Skyscrapers And Mosque. (Photo by: Giuseppe Masci/AGF/UIG via Getty Images)

Uber and Careem suspend Abu Dhabi services

Regulatory spat deepens as authorities detain some drivers

Persian rugs enjoy post-sanctions boom

US sales soar, providing a rare bright spot for Iran

Syrians evacuate symbolic Damascus suburb

Opposition rebels agree to put area under local authority control

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Erdogan is fighting on too many fronts

As Biden visits Ankara, Turkey remains on a collision course with the west

Turkish forces enter Syria in Isis offensive

Ankara launches large-scale offensive against jihadi group

Turkey pushes into Syria to contain Kurds

Backing its Nato ally’s offensive was necessary for Washington

The influence of a war photograph

Notebook: What Omran Daqneesh’s family needs is a Syrian ceasefire

Russia raids on Syria halted from Iran

Islamic regime accuses Moscow of ‘showing off’ over agreement

Sussiya dispute resurrects tensions

US and Europe warn Israel against demolition of Palestinian village

Syria strikes seen targeting Kurdish militia

Clashes could create problems for US strategy

Iraq finally appoints new oil minister

Jabar Ali al-Luaibi move signals progress for reform

Refugees flock to Syria town as Isis flees

Fighters and civilians celebrate capture of strategic Manbij

Israelis push for an extra day of rest

Nearly everyone is fed up with having too little time off work

The global democratic recession

Democracy is in retreat around the world — for now

Aleppo pays dearly in Syria’s unwinnable war

Political solution might emerge when there is little left to destroy

Great risks ahead in battle for Aleppo

Urgent need for diplomacy on political and humanitarian grounds

Erdogan will be anxious after army purge

Suspicion must remain that there are plotters yet to show their hands, writes David Gardner

Egypt’s Christians lose patience with Sisi

Copts criticise the government’s failure to stop violence against their community

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