By our Middle East correspondent.
By Paul Martin in Bucharest Romania has renewed the mandate of their liberal, outward-looking president, rejecting the challenge of a corruption-ridden nationalist hardliner.
By Paul Martin, recently in north-east Syria. In Qamishli, the most important town inside the ‘buffer zone’ demanded by the Turks, nothing is changing today.
By Paul Martin. Recently in eastern Syria. The Syrian government’s flag flies on the outskirts of the biggest Syrian Kurdish city, Qamishly. It lies near the Turkish border between the two rivers, the Euphrates to the west and the Tigris to the east. Most of the land around it is held by Syrian Kurdish forces. […]