Abdullah Kurdi, father of late Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi,  who drowned off the coast of Turkey. Mr  Kurdi is pictured standing in front of his neighbour’s house in Kobane, Syria, on September 6th, 2015.  His family was buried in the war-torn city on September 4th. Photograph: Yasin Akgul/AFP/Getty Images

The father of drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi was working with smugglers and driving the flimsy boat that capsized trying to reach Greece, other pa(...)

Israeli reserve soldiers preparing to take on Hizbullah, their militia vanguard in neighbouring Lebanon. Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

The elephant in the Lebanese- Syria n room is Hizbullah, the Lebanese Shia movement that is a major political, economic and military player on (...)