As Syrian troops move to another confrontation around the Syrian capital, what will the US president – and the British and French – do if more images of gassed civilians dying in agony appear?
Not a soul today is mentioning the terrible war fought between 1980 and 1988, which was fought with our total acquiescence. It's almost an 'exclusive' to mention the conflict at all, so religiously have we forgotten it
There will always be a margin of error, but after years of reporting on the region, certain things can be fairly accurately anticipated, such as the outcome of Arab elections
Most reports estimate 1,500 civilians have been killed in the bombardment by Russia and the Syrian government, but many more – and the Islamist fighters opposing the regime – would have died without this once secret underground warren
I watched them stand beneath those shattered trees to pray. They had long scraggly beards, most of them uncombed, cheap track suits, dusty plastic sandals. I suppose it was a sort of political statement
Robert Fisk discovers it would take a year, if not a decade, to understand the killing and the cynicism and the innocent suffering behind this epic battle
According to Swisher, if his documentary on the American lobby doesn’t air soon, 'it might prove to be ammunition sought by a group of zealous US politicians who wish to declare Al Jazeera a foreign entity, and label us journalists as ‘spies’'
Theresa May’s fear that the UK is going to go down the plughole if we really do leave the EU was bound to plunge her into the most unsavoury shopping expeditions
The truth is, you just can't tell who your real friends are these days
For the Russian President, those Chechens who resisted his firepower inside Russia are merely continuing their struggle inside a Russian ally further to the south
Boustani owned a magnificent house only 400m from the Mar Mikhael station. His residence, his kindness and the memory of those trains is being honoured this month with paintings by the British artist Tom Young
There is no evidence he got his teeth into any of the president of the Arab Bank’s money – or tried to – but many Palestinians regard this as a close-run thing
It is too soon to write off Isis, and Donald Trump can only make matters worse in the region
These Muslim leaders are no longer valid. They represent failed states with neither morality nor courage to show for their presence at the Istanbul summit
Trump has turned away from any notion of fairness in peace negotiations and run with Israel’s ball
Could Trump expect another warm welcome and traditional sword dance in Riyadh? Would the Saudis choose to buy all those billions of weapons from the US if it hands Jerusalem to the Israelis? Doubtful