Putin turns to Syria in high-stakes game

As Crimea euphoria fades, Russia’s leader needs a new narrative

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The $2.5bn Bahrain Bay development built on reclaimed land, is one of the projects fuelling controversy
Bahrain land deals highlight alchemy of making money from sand
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German move to seize offices for migrants

Hamburg city council vote allows commandeering of empty blocks

Obama attacks Putin over Syrian strikes

Defiant US president claims Russian intervention will boost Isis

Putin risks Syria quagmire over US duel

Russian president goes out of his way to subtly undermine his US counterpart

Netanyahu raises spectre of war with Iran

Israeli PM tells UN that atomic accord makes conflict more likely

The Dome of the Rock is seen over a haphazard city-scape typical of the Old City's Muslim Quarter. Photo by Eyal Warshavsky
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Jerusalem: City of ruins

The Old City is overcrowded and its buildings suffering, victims of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Russia carries out more strikes in Syria

Moscow claims its fighter jets hit four Isis-held sites

Obfuscation at centre of Russia action

Apparent intention is to keep US and partners on the back foot

Ukraine fight ebbs as Syria claims focus

Rebel leader says Russia air strikes may mean end to E Ukraine war

UK-Saudi ‘secret deal’ on UN rights panel

WikiLeaks says London, Riyadh helped elect each other to council

West fears Russia’s military endgame

Questions emerge over Putin’s goal in conflict

Greek bank reviews Finansbank bids

Sale of Turkish unit offers lender way to meet eurozone demands

Russia’s Syria strikes test US resolve

Obama critics pounce after Putin seizes initiative again

US rebukes Russia over Syria air strikes

Washington rejects Moscow claims that attacks aimed at Isis

Palestinian leader disavows Oslo Accords

Abbas tells UN that Israel has violated peace agreements

Russia exposes EU divisions on Syria

Intervention greeted with contrasting responses from EU states

Saudi-led coalition seizes Iranian vessel

Regional tensions rise as Tehran steps up Hajj stampede criticism

Diplomacy behind Russia’s Syrian bombs

Obama and Putin’s hopes of rescuing country look overblown

Putin attempts to come in from the cold

The US should treat Russia’s Syria initiative with extreme caution

Obama handshake claim sparks Iran ire

Zarif faces impeachment threat over reports of ‘probably accidental’ gesture