post 04 September 2014
Read more on Matt's blog: Matt Frei Ukraine and Islamic State crises give Nato new purpose

The threats from Islamic State and the Russian intervention in Ukraine have changed the mood at the Nato summit as leaders face a dangerous new world reality.

post 26 June 2014
Read more from Jonathan Miller on his blog Abu Qatada's acquittal is a sign of difficult times in Jordan

Radical cleric Abu Qatada is acquitted of charges of conspiring to commit acts of terrorism - but the verdict has not been seen as a surprise in Jordan.

article 26 June 2014 World, Jordan
Abu Qatada (Reuters)
Abu Qatada acquitted of terrorism conspiracy charge

Jordan's state security court acquits radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada of charges of conspiring to commit acts of terrorism.

article 23 June 2014 UK, Jordan
Kerry promises 'intense and sustained' US help for Iraq
Kerry promises 'intense and sustained' US help for Iraq

US Secretary of State John Kerry says the US will not delay in helping Iraq defeat the Isis insurgency.

article 11 January 2014 World, Jordan
Ariel Sharon in 1973 (Reuters)
Ariel Sharon: soldier, statesman or war criminal?

Loathed by Palestinians and a divisive figure in Israel, Ariel Sharon played a part in six decades of conflict in the Middle East.

article 04 November 2013 World, Bahrain
by What happened to the Arab Spring?

As Egyptians get deja vu at the trial of another deposed president, a Channel 4 News interactive graphic looks at what has happened more than two and a half years on from the Arab Spring.

article 03 September 2013 World, Jordan
Friend or foe? Middle Eastern relations and Syria (picture: Getty/Ciaran Hughes)
by Friend or foe? Syria, the west and Middle East relations

As Barack Obama says he is "confident" congress will vote in favour of military action in Syria, Channel 4 News explores the relationships between Syria, her Middle Eastern neighbours, and the west.

article 06 August 2013 World, Jordan
Credit: Unicef Jordan
Lindsey Hilsum by Survivor mode: refugee children at Jordan's Zaatari camp

Traumatised and exploited, most of the Syrian children in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan are not at school. But as Lindsey Hilsum reports, there are no better options available.

article 07 July 2013 UK, Jordan
Cameron welcomes Abu Qatada deportation

Prime Minister David Cameron welcomes the deportation of Abu Qatada to Jordan, saying his removal from the UK "was a priority for this government."