Turkey loses friends and regional influence

Erdogan embraces solitude but wonders why no one comes around any more

Obama set for battle on pensions reform

World watches as US tackles key problem of mis-selling retirement products

Isis brutality reawakens Sunni resistance

Jihadi group alienates mainstream community with killings

New Bush sweeps clean on foreign policy

Jeb shows he is no George W by emerging as a fluent wonk more in the mould of his father

Punch-up bodes ill for Zuma’s South Africa

African National Congress draws growing criticism for displays of arrogance and paranoia

Delhi rout sends powerful message to Modi

Voters think prime minister is losing touch with concerns of ordinary people

Putin and Sisi follow illiberal trend

Russian and Egyptian leaders find much to admire in each other, especially hostility to Islamism

Petrobras probe adds to storm for Rousseff

President’s future in doubt as she tussles with the two faces of national oil champion

Isis risks path to self-destruction

Jihadis may have misjudged the mood of the tribes, particularly in Jordan

Spain takes hawkish line on Greece

Madrid has more reason than most to advocate a tough line against Athens

Presidential coup returns swagger to Renzi

Prime minister united his party and left Berlusconi weakened

Falling oil prices prompt central bankers to reconsider

World Bank expects global inflation to fall 0.4-0.9 percentage points this year

Churlish China irked by US-India ties

Obama’s trip to New Delhi was really about forging an alliance in the Asia-Pacific region

Saudis prize stability above all else

The early appointments made by King Salman represent a delicate balancing act within the family

Indians called to ‘battle of the babies’

Religious leaders seek more births in a country already facing a population crisis

Erdogan’s palace now a vast seat of power

Turkey’s president is intent on using all the authority of his office — and more

Syriza’s far-left sees victory as revenge

A win but no majority would enable Tsipras to keep radicals at arm’s length and toe a moderate line

Rajapaksa loss resonates beyond Sri Lanka

Given the chance, voters will turn against leaders they perceive to be needlessly divisive

ICC dispute highlights Israeli-Palestinian symbiosis

Fallout from court application shows how both sides need each other

Crises test Merkel’s steady approach

Dogged management by the German chancellor has not brought growth needed in the eurozone