Middle East and North Africa

A close result in Tunisia

The second round of Tunisia’s presidential election is likely to be a close fight after the results of the first round, announced today, showed a tighter-than-expected finish between Beji Caid Essebsi and Moncef Marzouki

Prospects for the Iranian nuclear talks

While the new potential role of Russia boosts​ the chances of a final nuclear deal with Iran, gaps over sanctions relief continue to place doubts over whether this month's deadline can be met

Syria Refugee Conference confirms need for action

Countries bordering Syria, such as Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey, welcomed the Berlin Conference on the refugee situation in Syria and supporting stability in the region on 28 October

Israel’s time is running out

As more and more European countries decide to recognise the Palestinian State, Israel faces the threat of losing international legitimacy.