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Iran deadline blown again: why the arms embargo is tough to solve

Europe asks Greece to climb Mount Everest. By Wednesday.

For Greece and the EU, now it really is crunch time

Yemen's civil war isn't as bad as Iraq and Syria. Yet.

The Greece 'no' vote. No money, few options, and a lot more problems.

On the management and expansion of savagery

Islamic State's strikes in Egypt: Is this a full-blown insurgency?

With Cairo assassination, Egypt's cycle of violence turns darker

Friend or foe? US lines up with Shiite militias and former Sunni rebels in Iraq

New US rules on ransom payments unlikely to trigger windfall for militants