We are returning to Britain on Friday from our summer break in the US.

The Syria Daily section will be limited today, and there will be no Iran Daily. Both will return on Saturday afternoon, European time.

In the meantime, please bring in latest news and ideas through our Comments sections, and have a look through our Features, including “How Assad Kept the Inspectors from His Chemical Weapons” and Iran’s Culture Ministry to Media — Cover Nuclear Deal Properly or You’re Banned.