Iraqi soldiers clash with Islamic State  militants at the front line in the eastern suburbs of Ramadi earlier this month. Photograph: AP

An Islamic State suicide bomber has killed two Iraqi army generals as they led forces against IS positions in the turbulent Anbar province west of Bag(...)

Residents cover their noses as they walk past garbage piled up along a street in Beirut, Lebanon, on Wednesday. Photograph:  Mohamed Azakir/Reuters

Six ministers representing the Shia Hizbullah party and three Christian allies on Thursday boycotted an urgent session of the Lebanese government, s(...)

(...) place – we are in a village somewhere in the Middle East – than on the effect of exile on a community(...)

A refrigerated truck is towed along a highway near Neusiedl am See, Austria, on August 27th, 2015. The bodies of between 20 and 50 migrants were discovered  in the truck on the A4 highway in Austria, police said on Thursday, in the latest tragedy involving people desperately trying to reach Europe. Photograph: Dieter Nagl/AFP/Getty Images

(...) solutions.” Tens of thousands of people, mainly from Africa and the Middle East, have put to sea this year(...)

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko (L) is welcomed by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (R) ahead of their meeting at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Ukraine said it has agreed a restructuring deal with creditors after five months of talks (Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters)

(...) to end the worst recession anywhere in Europe, the Middle East or Africa. The economy of the largest(...)

Soldiers from the 48th Infantry Group in training ahead of peacekeeping deployment in Golan Heights. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

Afghanistan and Iraq fundamentally destabilised the Middle East, leading indirectly to the creation of Islamic(...)

UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon, French foreign minister Laurent Fabius and Peruvian environment minister Manuel Pulgar Vidal in Paris yesterday. Photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty

(...) prospecting for gas and petroleum, including the shale oil that has freed the US of reliance on the Middle(...)

Migrants cross a wire fence at the border between Hungary and Serbia near Roszke, 180km southeast from Budapest. Photograph: Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP

(...) some 140,000 migrants who have arrived in the country this year, as they travel from the Middle East(...)

  Firefighters battle flames engulfing a house that was destined as housing for migrants, earlier this month in  Weissach im Tal, Baden-Wuerttemberg state, Germany. There have been over 200 attacks on refugee accomodation this year.  Photograph: EPA/FRIEBE

(...) new political initiatives to fight the causes of flight in the countries of the Middle East and Africa(...)

(...) over the next three or four years. The growing refugee crisis in Africa and the Middle East has been(...)