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Past the eleventh hour, past midnight, it’s still a race against time. By delaying a deal on Iran’s nuclear programme until next year, negotiators risk missing a real rather than a self-imposed deadline.
In January the Republican majority Senate takes over in Washington. Republicans and some right-wing Democrats, influenced by Israel and to some extent Saudi Arabia, would rather impose more sanctions on Iran than compromise. “No deal is better than a bad deal,” they say.
Will a deal on Iran’s nuclear programme lead to rapprochement between the US and the Islamic state after 35 years of enmity?
The video is horrific, but it provides intelligence services with clues about how IS leaders think, critically important for those seeking more effective ways to defeat this death cult.
My generation was blinded by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Bloodless revolutions are few and far between.
The debacle of Libyan soldiers accused of rape while on a training course near Cambridge symbolises the chaos of both post-revolutionary Libya and British policy.
The GCHQ director Robert Hannigan has accused internet firms of being “in denial” of the role their networks play in terrorism. Lindsey Hilsum reports.
The war in Syria has left devastation and despair in its trail. But the students at Aleppo University dare not stop believing a better future is still within their grasp.
Power cuts, stopped clocks and no school: just another day in the life of the people of Aleppo, which has been devastated by Syria’s war.
At least half of Aleppo’s Armenians have left the country. Once again, their community is divided and endangered. And once again, they regard Turkey as the chief cause of their problems.