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Time for Turkey to come to terms with its Ottoman past 13 April 2015

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.

Mystery surrounds Germanwings plane that crashed in French Alps 26 March 2015

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.

We must face down Putin threat with power, says former MI6 chief 17 March 2015

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.

Is it the end of the road for Tony Blair as Middle East envoy? 16 March 2015

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.

Afghanistan: politicians and generals should be held accountable 13 March 2015

While the bravery and sacrifice of British troops is not in doubt, British strategy in Afghanistan does not bear up well under scrutiny.

Talking Turkey: politics, the 'foreign spy' and the British schoolgirls 12 March 2015

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.

Paris attacks one month on: Jewish families facing difficult choices 25 February 2015

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.

World / Iraq Now free: Yazidi women enslaved and raped by IS 06 February 2015 Jonathan Rugman

Enslaved, beaten, raped, and sold - a group of Yazidi women kept as sex slaves by Islamic State militants escape to tell Channel 4 News their story.

'We were asking them to kill us' - torment goes on for Yazidi women enslaved by IS 05 February 2015

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.

World / Germany Thousands turn out for anti-Islam rally in Dresden - video 25 January 2015 Jonathan Rugman

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".