Libya struggles to write constitution

Ali Tarhouni, president of Libya's Constitutional Drafting Assembly, discusses the challenges of writing up a new national charter for a country in a civil war during an interview at the assembly's headquarters in Baida, Libya on Thursday, May 14, 2015
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US-educated economist faces pressure from all sides

German scholars illuminate sacred book

The Corpus Coranicum project builds on tradition of Koranic study halted by the Third Reich

Iraq’s Sunni tribes in rift over Isis

Disputes and jealousies divide militia groups

Over half world’s nations hatching jihadis

Al-Qaeda and Isis have 25,000 new members, UN says

Give Syria’s refugees cash and dignity

The question of cash versus in-kind donation is an old debate, writes Khaled Hosseini

Iran commander warns of Isis threat

General says US doing little to stop jihadis in Iraq

Iran’s reformists cautiously optimistic

Tehran regime is suddenly allowing parties to promote reforms

Carter blames Iraqi forces for Ramadi fall

US defence secretary questions Baghdad military’s ‘will to fight’

Menacing Isis gains in Iraq and Syria

A Sunni alternative to the jihadis fell along with Ramadi

Isis suicide bomb kills 20 in Saudi Arabia

Attack raises fears of growing jihadi threat in oil-rich kingdom

Isis in position to advance on Damascus

Some locals cheer beheadings of informants and state officials

Isis rivals make bin Laden look soft

Light cast on fierce competition between jihadi groups

Will widening Taliban offensive target a major Afghan city?

US sanctions Iraq airline over Iran case

Order freezes al-Naser’s American import and export trade and imposes economic clamp

Saudi Arabia foresees fossil fuel phase-out

Oil minister says kingdom will switch to renewables this century

Isis militants control half of Syria

Pro-opposition locals say jihadis ‘more merciful’ than Assad

Isis blows hole in Obama’s Iraq strategy

Fall of Ramadi exposes deep flaws in US campaign

Iran’s tech sector to display potential in Berlin

Meeting highlights opportunities once sanctions are lifted

Isis seizes historic city of Palmyra

Pro-government forces pull back leaving heritage site in danger

Tunisian massacre suspect held in Italy

Fears heightened of jihadis using migrant boats to reach Europe