Arab-Kurd divisions blunt Raqqa offensive

US struggles to muster coherent force to loosen militant grip on bastion

Netanyahu’s choice risks Israel’s future

Lieberman’s move to defence post has polarised the country’s politics

Over 500 migrants rescued in capsize

Five feared dead after wooden fishing boat turns over in Med

Fears of rightwing shift in Israel

Concern over policies after ultranationalist party enters coalition

US sanctions risk misfiring in Lebanon

Moves to limit Hizbollah’s access to finance threaten to undermine a fragile equilibrium

EgyptAir: What is known about the crash

Terrorism speculation lingers despite no evidence or claim of responsibility

MOSUL, IRAQ - MARCH 24: Forces under Joint Mosul Command begin first phase of Operation Conquest to retake Iraq's Mosul from the terrorist organization Daesh on March 24, 2016. (Photo by Hemn Baban/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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The factions behind the fight against Isis

The coalition’s military success disguises a larger problem with regional politics

Isis claims responsibility for Syria bombs

Four blasts hit Jableh and three hit Tartus, an Assad stronghold

Obama confirms death of Taliban leader

President says Mansour’s death sends warning to extremists

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Tunisia’s Nahda party ditches Islamist tag

Decision marks new milestone in Arab uprisings’ only success story

‘Difficult’ search begins for MS804 black box

Ships and aircraft sweeping area 290km off Alexandria coast

Egypt tourism suffers air crash blow

Sector hit by political unrest and terror since 2011 revolution

Wreckage found in hunt for EgyptAir jet

Debris from Airbus discovered in eastern Mediterranean, says airline

Israel in quandary over Austria far-right

Freedom party has shed taint of fascism, some Israelis say

EgyptAir flight disappearance – live updates

The latest developments on missing plane

Tripoli faces arms-control challenge

Fear that arms provided to the GNA could go to Isis militants

Syria rebel infighting aids regime advance

Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad exploit internal conflict to seize territory

An inconvenient truth and a line in sand

Outsiders are often blamed for the ruinous state of the region

Ottoman legacy dies hard in Middle East

Even devotees of centralised rule concede they may have to give ground to federalism

Syrian peace talks founder

Scepticism at calls for UN air drops to besieged areas as rebels and Assad forces step up campaigns