Analysis: Turkey has sold its Bayraktar TB2 drones to over a dozen countries in Europe, North Africa, and Central Asia. Rapidly becoming ubiquitous, they are also being used in an ever-greater number of global conflicts.
Analysis: The UK government's decision to outlaw Hamas could weaken moderates, empower hardliners, and effectively end track two diplomacy. It could also hinder humanitarian work in the besieged Gaza Strip.
Analysis: Since the end of the Second Intifada, armed activism in the West Bank has almost completely disappeared. Analysts say its re-emergence reflects frustration at both Israel's military occupation and Palestinian political structures.
Analysis: The list of controversial candidates reflects the chaotic climate surrounding the polls, amid disputes over the rules underpinning the vote, its legal basis, and whether free and fair elections are possible at all.
Analysis: Cyprus has upped its regional diplomatic outreach to counter Turkey's foreign policy, but the increasing militarisation of these alliances could jeopardise the resolution of the island's frozen conflict.