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The truth about the killings of Armenians, condemned as genocide by Pope Francis, exposes a fragility at the heart of modern Turkey, dating back to the era of Ataturk, the country's founder.
Human activity - or inactivity - rather than technical failure emerges as the most likely cause of the Germanwings crash. Though none of this can be of any comfort to grieving families of the victims.
The UK's emphasis on Islamist terrorism has meant it has ignored the traditional threat from nation states like Russia, according to a former head of MI6.
If Tony Blair was ever considered an honest broker as Middle East envoy, it is a title he may well have lost - even if most of what has gone wrong is not his fault.
While the bravery and sacrifice of British troops is not in doubt, British strategy in Afghanistan does not bear up well under scrutiny.
News that an agent for a western ally may have helped three missing British schoolgirls cross the Turkish border to join Islamic State militants in Syria is grist to Turkey's mill.
Jews fear France is papering over the cracks - that the remarkable show of togetherness witnessed in Paris after the January terror attacks is fading away.
Women from Iraq's Yazidi minority show remarkable bravery in talking to to Channel 4 News about their ordeal at the hands of the Islamic State group.
Thousands of protesters turn out in the German city of Dresden in support of the right-wing Pegida movement, demonstrating against what they describe as "the Islamisation of the West".