Sebsi secures win for Tunisian secularists

Political veteran becomes first freely elected president

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A federal cure for a shattered Middle East

The ultra-centralism of the Arab security state is a recruiting sergeant for Isis

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The precious gift of hope

The world’s humanitarian crisis cries out for a generous response

Gaza reconstruction stalls amid feuding

Rivalry between factions raises prospect of renewed conflict

Egypt and Qatar edge towards detente

Cairo meeting signals Riyadh’s reconciliation drive

Presidential vote polarises Tunisia

Regional and class rifts threaten to derail political transition

Isis morale falls as momentum slows

Frustration grows among jihadis as focus shifts to governing

Claims of murder by army found to be lies

Inquiry rejects Iraqi detainees’ allegations against UK soldiers

EU parliament recognises Palestinian state

Motion gives symbolic backing for an independent state along 1967 borders

Arab-Israeli tensions: Jerusalem tales

Violence in the holy city has stirred fears of a religious conflict

Assad army bases fall to al-Qaeda allies

Strategic setback for Damascus gives Islamist forces chance to sever military supply lines

Minister’s death stirs Palestinian anger

Leadership to discuss suspending security co-operation with Israel

Qatar brought in from the cold

High-level truce may fail to end ill will at community level

Syrian refugees fear never leaving Turkey

Growing alarm in Ankara at the economic and social costs of refugee burden

Isis extends its reach among militants

The group has not yet displaced existing threats from the Muslim world

Palestinian minister dies after protest

Officials say Ziad Abu Ein was taking part in a peaceful demonstration in the West Bank

Shifts and shocks on the soft power scale

The US tops the Monocle Magazine survey, bumping Germany into second

Cameron seeks Turkey terror alliance

Push to improve co-operation with Ankara to combat Isis

Chess moves to transform world politics

International affairs look in need of some brilliant new thinking

Libya’s divisions pave way for oil tussle

Chaos and violence is exacerbated by dual governments taking control of key institutions