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Comment & Analysis

An al-Qaida-inspired militant stand guard at a checkpoint captured from the Iraqi Army outside Beiji refinery, some 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, June 19, 2014. The fighting at Beiji comes as Iraq has asked the U.S. for airstrikes targeting the militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. While U.S. President Barack Obama has not fully ruled out the possibility of launching airstrikes, such action is not imminent in part because intelligence agencies have been unable to identify clear targets on the ground, officials said.(AP Photo)(AP Photo) ©AP
An oil smuggling network created to evade UN sanctions on Saddam’s Iraq is being exploited
The jihadis exploit social media to terrorise and to lure recruits, writes Zeynep Tufekci
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militants in Iraq's Nineveh province ©AFP
Surge of al-Qaeda’s offshoot leaves society questioning itself
– Roula Khalaf

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Militias plead for help from Turkish Kurds

Isis beheading plan thwarted in Australia

Police arrest 15 people in raids in Sydney and Brisbane

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Al-Qaeda groups offer support to Isis

North African and Yemeni branches defy official leadership

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Insurgents can take comfort in the divisions plaguing its enemies

Isis killing will fortify UK resolve, says PM

Britain will take ‘whatever steps necessary’ after beheading

Isis in Syria braces for western attack

Islamist extremists shifting their forces, say Syrian activists

Arabs sceptical of US efforts in Iraq

Efforts to build anti-Isis coalition runs into well of mistrust

Boko Haram targets Nigerian forces

Son of former president Obasanjo shot and injured

Kuwait clamps down on terror financing

Gulf states under pressure to limit flows to militants

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Obama prepares to set out Isis strategy

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Obama pledges to ‘take fight to Isis’

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