Israel's killing of 274 civilians in Nuseirat to rescue four hostages on 8 June shows its disdain for international law. A global failure to hold it to account is tantamount to tacit acceptance.

Houssam Itani

The key stumbling block to the ceasefire talks remains unresolved, namely persuading the Netanyahu government to end its military offensive in Gaza

Con Coughlin

The attacks are primarily directed at Jordan, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia and reveal a carefully orchestrated silencing campaign

Alia Mansour

Master bombmaker and senior Islamic State leader Socrates Khalil must have had a very different father to have been given his name. It just shows the huge changes that Iraq has gone through.

Rustum Mahmud

Syria—a crucial ally of Hezbollah with a shared border with Lebanon—could play a strategic role in influencing the outcome of such a confrontation

Haid Haid

Despite accusations of racism, this story about the effects of horror and evil is as captivating in 2024 as it was when it was written 125 years ago.

Mistakenly seen by many as a ceremonial role, the intricate system of governance in Iran means that whoever succeeds Ebrahim Raisi will actually have an important role to play.

Houssam Itani

The fading prospects of a Gaza ceasefire could be why Hezbollah has intensified its attacks on northern Israel

Con Coughlin

In a worst-case scenario, there are fears that the IRGC could mount a "velvet coup" to sideline candidates it dislikes or install a weak figurehead into the Supreme Leader role

Ayad Al-Anbar

A resurgent Russia and the rise of China have challenged US hegemony; amid the political flux, the peace talks that history have relied on are struggling to work

Alia Mansour

Drones have undoubtedly become an integral part of warfare in the Middle East, sparking a race among Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and others to dominate the region's skies

Ibrahim Hamidi

As al-Assad drags his feet in fulfilling agreements reached with Tehran last summer, Iran ramps up the pressure on its longtime ally

Haid Haid