America's political, economic and ideological power is declining, so it's turning to military power to keep its world status
In the British mandate of Palestine, the Christian population was 9.6 per cent of the population. By 1999, it was 2.9 per cent. Meanwhile, 35 per cent of the Christians of the West Bank and Gaza left between 1967 and 1999
The White House press spokesperson apparently could not grasp that Hitler used a chemical weapon called Zyklon B, with which the Nazis gassed up to a million of the six million Jews slaughtered in the Holocaust
Recent years have seen increasing numbers of tourists choosing to visit the country, and Oman’s tourism strategy is now aiming to attract more than five million tourists a year to the country
President Trump previously suggested his son-in-law could bring peace to the Middle East and end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
The Trump administration has stopped disclosing significant information about US military involvement in Iraq and Syria, in a marked departure from Obama-era foreign policy.
More can be done for residents of Mosul not to become victims of bombs targeting Isis – and more should be done to report with candour
The Syrian army’s local base in Aleppo is now a joint Syrian-Russian military headquarters, festooned with Syrian and Russian flags, its soldiery mixing together, Russian personnel sharing their own intelligence with the Syrians
A Syrian architect reveals what makes her home town so special – and how locals will always rebuild it no matter what is thrown at them
The proposed trip would mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, which committed the UK to support the establishment of an Israeli state
A mini-Beirut and Baghdad has erupted in the unlikeliest of places – a sprawl of warehouses in a little explored corner of the capital oozing with amazing food
There was laughter. Not because this was an intended joke by Donald Trump, but because his words were so flippant, so careless, so ignorant, so utterly deplorable, that laughter was the only psychological human release available to sane men and women after such tragic frivolity
A confrontation will probably come in a year or two, when previous policies conceived under Obama have run their course. Trump may feel that he has to show how much tougher he is than his predecessor
They might get the US embassy moved to Jerusalem – but they might also be very worried that Steve Bannon is going to provoke a war with Iran. What did the US government mean, when it said Iran was ‘on notice’ after its recent missile test? Was that a warning of dislike – or war?
The price is well over double the £205,170 that buyers on average spent on their first home in the UK last year
Deals completed last month in the region had a total value of $90.8 billion, the highest volume for any January since 2006