Iran's new and moderate President Hassan Rouhani tries to ease tension with the US and resolve the nuclear dispute. But what are his chances of succeeding? Said Amir Arjomand takes a lookMore
The ancient ruins of Palmyra are remnants of a bygone golden era. For several days now, the ruins have been controlled by the militias of "Islamic State". UNESCO has warned that the World Heritage site is now at risk of being destroyed.