Archive: Middle East

Will the west step in to help Syria's embattled civilians?

Analysis: One year after Libya, Syria is Britain's latest dilemma

Last year Britain committed its forces against a brutal regime tyrannising its people. Twelve months later, are we prepared to do it again?

  • Syria is moving closer to an outright civil war

    Arab League 'holds key to Syria'

    British diplomats should concentrate their efforts on the Arab League to advance international pressure on Bashar al-Assad's regime, the chair of the Commons' foreign affairs committee has told

  • Pro-democracy demonstrators have been persecuted by Bashar al-Assad's regime

    Britain turning back on Assad's 'doomed' regime

    Britain's ambassador to Syria has been recalled but London is not prepared to break diplomatic links with the Assad regime completely, the foreign secretary has said.

  • An age-old dilemma for Turkey rears its head once again

    Analysis: Turkey at new crossroads

    As Turkish president Abdullah Gul begins a three-day state visit to the UK, the country traditionally at the crossroads between east and west finds itself facing an ancient dilemma once again.

  • Libyan NTC troops celebrate Muammar Gaddafi's death

    Cameron 'proud' after Gaddafi death

    David Cameron has spoken of his pride in Britain's role in removing Muammar Gaddafi from power, after confirmation of the renegade leader's violent death.

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