ISIS

Isis, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, swept out of Iraq’s sunni heartland in 2014 to declare its own ‘caliphate’ around the Syria-Iraq border. The group seeks to impose its extreme version of Sunni Islam and has attracted followers from the region and beyond

Germany: Welcome wears thin

A string of terror attacks has shaken country and renewed criticism of government’s refugee policy

Jihadi detail policy sparks debate in France

Change in terror reporting policy prompts questions over media’s role

Why France is a prime target for jihadis

The potential for fostering political and ethno-religious conflict is great, writes Jonathan Fenby

Isis terror spreads to Normandy

Police shoot dead 2 attackers who murdered priest in his church

Epidemic of violence spreads to Germany

Berlin is right to balance law and order with civil liberties

James Ferguson

Turkey’s fate lies in Erdogan’s hands

His priority is not Isis but the Gulenists and Kurdish insurgents, writes David Gardner

Afghanistan marks day of mourning

At least 80 people killed in Kabul suicide bombing on Saturday

Isis claims Kabul blasts that killed 80

At least 230 more injured by attack targeting Hazara Shia

Illustration by Shonagh Rae of digital Isis
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The digital war with Isis

‘What makes this so nasty is that it involves all of us, sitting in our own homes in front of our computer screens’

RAF kidnap attempt raises terrorism fears

Soldier confronted at knifepoint after leaving Norfolk base

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Global disorder: from Trump to China

The belligerence of domestic politics is spilling on to the world stage

Turkey’s purge hurts fight against Isis

Focus on Gulenists weakens the country’s ability to confront the jihadis, writes David Gardner

Isis claims responsibility for attack in Nice

Man and a woman arrested on Sunday in connection with attack

Muslims, speak out on terrorism

After the attack in Nice inaction is inexcusable amid the scourge of radicalism, writes Mansoor Ijaz

Terrorism is the new normal for France

The country’s population lives with the constant fear of terrorism, writes Simon Kuper

France reels from third terror atrocity

● 84 dead after truck ploughs into crowd ● Attacker named as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel

France emerges as main focus for terrorists

Nation seen as a softer target for Isis than the rest of Europe

The deadly spread of terror to Nice

Extremist violence must be fought with ideas as well as guns

France remains in terrorists’ crosshairs

The atrocities are likely to continue even as Isis territory shrinks, writes David Gardner

Isis says top military commander killed

Loss of ‘minister of war’ could hit jihadi force’s morale

Left to right, top: Ulrike Meinhof, of Red Army Faction; shoebomber Richard Reid; Samy Amimour, one of the Paris gunmen. Bottom: 'Unabomber' Ted Kaczynski; Anders Breivik, Norwegian terrorist; and Omar Mateen, Pulse nightclub attacker

Terrorists slip through profiling gaps

The west is searching for clarity in a sea of contradiction

Isis is not yet on the run

The scale of the jihadis’ ambition should not be underestimated

We must target Isis’s poisonous politics

Jihadists strike in Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh as they lose ground in Iraq, says David Gardner

Ramadan attacks signal deadly Isis reach

Surge in violence linked to loss of territory in Iraq and Syria

Three truths about the Iraq war

Whatever Chilcot says, there is no denying that this conflict has shaped recent history

Suicide blasts hit 3 Saudi cities

Attacks bear Isis hallmark and underline domestic militant threat

At least 115 killed in Baghdad bombing

Isis claims responsibility for midnight attack on Ramadan crowds

Twenty hostages killed in Dhaka restaurant siege

Foreigners singled out in Bangladesh’s worst terror attack

Recapture of Fallujah is a pivotal moment

In the absence of political process, the victory could yet prove pyrrhic

Istanbul attack shows Turkey needs allies

President Erdogan will need assistance if it is to defeat Isis, writes David Gardner

Bombers kill 41 at Istanbul airport

More than 200 injured in attack on Ataturk terminal

Iraq says battle for Fallujah is ‘over’

City is latest to be recaptured from Isis over past few months

Belgian arrests linked to Brussels attacks

State TV says one of detained is a nephew of March bomber

ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 12: FBI agents investigate near the damaged rear wall of the Pulse Nightclub where Omar Mateen allegedly killed at least 50 people on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. The mass shooting killed at least 50 people and injuring 53 others in what is the deadliest mass shooting in the countryÕs history. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

The deadly draw of the Isis brand

Notebook: The Orlando massacre has benefited the group at a time when it desperately needs it

America infuriates both Sunni and Shia

Saudi Arabia and Iran are convinced the US has tilted against them in the wake of nuclear deal

Isis claims responsibility for Paris deaths

French government denounces killing of police chief and his wife

Isis rallies lone wolves to jihadi cause

Unlike al-Qaeda, the group regards sympathisers as potential recruits, writes Hassan Hassan

ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 12: FBI agents investigate near the damaged rear wall of the Pulse Nightclub where Omar Mateen allegedly killed at least 50 people on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. The mass shooting killed at least 50 people and injuring 53 others in what is the deadliest mass shooting in the countryÕs history. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

Orlando attacker’s ‘Treasure Coast’ roots

Conservative zone offers no overt signs of what led to killings

Military might alone will not defeat Isis

Even if the battlefield operations go swimmingly, the politics are very unpromising

Syrian advance raises fear of race for Raqqa

Isis ‘capital’ threatened by Assad regime and US-backed militias

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