Is Putin the new power broker in the Middle East?
Russia has managed to regain, at least in part, its role as a powerful interlocutor in the Middle East, which it lost after the fall of the Soviet Union.
Taraneh Alidousti and Shahab Hosseini in Iran’s The Salesman.
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The best of global cinema from Germany to Iran and Vanuatu.
Director Asghar Farhadi wins the award for best screenplay at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
Their critiques may be more gentle, their attacks more circumspect – but they are resonant nonetheless. And when filmmakers like Farhadi confront Trump, they're on familiar turf: They've seen his type back home.
A Turkish soldier watches the border line between Turkey and Syria near the southeastern village of Besarslan, in Hatay province, Turkey.
Caught out by the side effects of the Syrian civil war and deteriorating relations with the EU and the US, Turkey now appears to be in search of South-South cooperation.
Demonstrators outside Terminal 5 of Chicago’s O'Hare airport on Jan. 29, 2017.
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A constitutional scholar considers the legal arguments that could undo Trump's executive order barring travel by residents of seven Muslim majority countries.
Anger at Trump’s immigration controls continues to spread.
Trump has pointed the finger at Obama for creating the list of seven countries in his new travel ban.
Syrian children remove rubble Aleppo, Syria.
AP Photo/Hassan Ammar
This roundup from our archives explains some of the major conflicts unfolding in the seven countries singled out by Trump's executive order.
More than five years into a catastrophic, multi-sided war of attrition, a new order for Syria is coming into view.
Hard feelings in Tehran.
What the Obama administration achieved with Iran deserves great credit. But can it endure?
The new triumvirate leading the way on Syria has deep roots.
Flag-wrapped coffin of late Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov is carried to a plane during a ceremony at Esenboga airport in Ankara.
Despite the assassination of the Russian ambassador in Turkey, Ankara is part of a new ad-hoc coalition with Moscow and Tehran in the MiddleEast.
Before regime forces reclaimed east Aleppo, it was the last major civilian centre still controlled by the insurgency.
The Assad regime's takeover of Aleppo is a major strategic and psychological blow for the Syrian opposition.
A vendor sells newspapers with the Arabic headline ‘Trump era’ in Cairo, Egypt on Nov. 10, 2016.
AP Photo/Amr Nabil
Could the president-elect and his secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson adopt useful policies in the Middle East? A scholar sees some hopeful possibilities.
Are OPEC’s cuts all smoke?
Hasan Jamali/AP Photo
To see why, one must only consider the core economic principle of supply and demand.
Donald Trump promised during his campaign to renegotiate parts of the Iranian nuclear deal.
The repercussions should Donald Trump withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement, are detrimental to Iran’s economy, regional stability and US dealings with Europe and Russia.
Ahmed Cherkaoui (Morocco), Les Miroirs Rouges, 1980. Courtesy Barjeel Art Foundation
A new modern art exhibition in Tehran is being promoted as a bracing act of cultural diplomacy. But we should look a little deeper.
Saudi Arabia, and the Gulf states, are concerned by the election of Donald Trump.
Muslims everywhere were offended and psychologically shocked by the president-elect’s views. But Syria and Egypt think they can benefit from a Trump presidency.
During his campaign, Trump has adopted a virulent nationalist tone.
From Iran and the relationship with Russia to global trade, many questions remain on how Donald Trump will shape his foreign policy.
President Obama unveils ‘Prague Agenda’ on nukes in 2009.
With a $1 trillion modernisation programme signed off and atomic scientists deeply worried about the future, American policy on nuclear weapons is pretty much business as usual.
Under the Shadow
Scary moments with a wider social message.