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Hizbullah supporters and relatives of members of the the Islamic Shia movement attend the funeral yesterday of a Hizbullah fighter who died in the Syrian conflict in Ouzai in Beirut. Photograph: Issam Kobeisy/Reuters

Two crude rockets fired from the Lebanese coastal mountain range into a Shia majority neighbourhood in south (...)

An employee counts Syrian pound notes at the Syrian central bank in Damascus. The Syrian pound has lost about 60 per cent of its value against the US dollar in two years. Photograph: Reuters/Khaled al-Hariri

Syria is at war but Damascus continues to function. Fruit and vegetables arrive from the countryside every day at the main wholesale market. (...)

Syrian information minister Omran Zoabi: said Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan should “step down as a killer and a butcher”. Photograph: Khaled al-Hariri

Damascus yesterday denied involvement in twin bombings in southern Turkey that killed 50 people and injured 155 on Saturday, a(...)

Syrian opposition leader Moaz al-Khatib meets US secretary of state John Kerry in Istanbul on Saturday. National Coalition head al-Khatib has reaffirmed his intention of stepping down, creating a vacuum at the top of the expatriate body. Reuters/Evan Vucci

Syrian opposition National Coalition head Moaz al-Khatib has reaffirmed his intention of stepping down, creating a vacuum at the top of the exp(...)

A woman casts her vote at a polling station during the provincial elections in Baghdad on Saturday. Fourteen million Iraqis were eligible to vote in 12 of the country’s 18 provinces. Photograph: Reuters/Wissm al-Okili

Iraq’s election commission yesterday began counting ballots from the first nationwide election since the withdrawal of US forc(...)

Cypriot bank workers protest against cuts in Nicosia. Photograph: Andreas Manolis/Reuters

Classically educated Greek Cypriots compare the European financial aid package to the Ides of March 44 BC murder of Julius Caesar by his former(...)

Syrian army soldiers  prepare for an offensive in Aleppo’s Liramoun area yesterday. Photograph: George Ourfalian/Reuters

The Group of Eight foreign ministers meeting in London yesterday continued to disagree over Syria, calling for greater humanitarian aid for the(...)

Cyprus Central Bank Governor Panicos Demetriades (L) and Cypriot Finance Minister Michael Sarris listen to reporters' questions during a news conference. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Substantial savers in the Bank of Cyprus, the island’s largest, have lost access to 100 per cent of their deposits, giving rise to fears that t(...)

People queue up to make a transaction at an ATM outside a branch of Laiki Bank in Nicosia.

The queue at the cash point at the Laiki Bank in Ayios Dhometios has been six to eight people long throughout the day and it takes about 15 min(...)

People eat at a restaurant under a banner placed by the owner in central Nicosia. The banner reads: “My proud Cyprus with the big No.”

Cyprus is buzzing with conspiracy theories over why its Eu ropean partners and the International Monetary Fund are adopting a hard line over th(...)

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