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Turkish troops follow a standard bearer carrying the Turkish flag across a muddy field, circa 1917. (Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
21.11.14 | Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

With one-third of Iraq under the control of an Islamic State bent on redrawing the map of the modern Middle East, the legacy of decisions made during and immediately after the First World War continue to cast their long shadow over the region.

Ashura
14.11.14 | Paul Aarts

After recent attacks on Saudi Shiites by jihadis returning home from the war in Syria, Paul Aarts asks whether Islamic State’s sectarian war might spill over into Saudi Arabia.

Michael Buerk and Mohamed Amin
22.10.14 | Suzanne Franks

Thirty years since the Ethiopian famine, Suzanne Franks reflects on the significance of the news event that followed.