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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(...)

Cyprus president Nicos Anastasiades prepares to chair a meeting with party leaders at the presidential palace in Nicosia yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

The Cypriot parliament is meeting tonight to vote on a yet to be finalised Plan B to stave off bankruptcy and economic disaster. Preside(...)

A police officer stands by a protest banner outside of parliament before a meeting in Nicosia yesterday. Photgraph: AP

Angry Cypriot bank depositors appeared to have won concessions on the terms of the Cypriot bailout deal last night, after euro zone finance min(...)

People wait to use the ATM machines outside a Laiki Bank branch in the Cypriot capital  Nicosia yesterday. Photograph: Petros Karadjias

The Cypriot parliament will hold an emergency debate this afternoon on the terms of Cyprus ’s bailout deal amid mountin(...)

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