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

Iraqi and Kurd forces close in on Fallujah

Peshmerga leads push ahead of expected attempt to take Mosul

Isis surprise attack wins Syrian rebel territory

Significant push toward Turkish border threatens supply corridor

Arab-Kurd divisions blunt Raqqa offensive

US struggles to muster coherent force to loosen militant grip on bastion

US sanctions risk misfiring in Lebanon

Moves to limit Hizbollah’s access to finance threaten to undermine a fragile equilibrium

MOSUL, IRAQ - MARCH 24: Forces under Joint Mosul Command begin first phase of Operation Conquest to retake Iraq's Mosul from the terrorist organization Daesh on March 24, 2016. (Photo by Hemn Baban/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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The factions behind the fight against Isis

The coalition’s military success disguises a larger problem with regional politics

Isis claims responsibility for Syria bombs

Four blasts hit Jableh and three hit Tartus, an Assad stronghold

Tripoli faces arms-control challenge

Fear that arms provided to the GNA could go to Isis militants

Ottoman legacy dies hard in Middle East

Even devotees of centralised rule concede they may have to give ground to federalism

World powers agree to arm Libyan state

Rare show of unity as US says exemption sought to UN arms ban

Fears of threat from Boko Haram-Isis tie

African and western leaders warn chaos in Libya being exploited

Dozens killed in Baghdad bomb blasts

Three suicide bombers hit Iraqi capital on deadliest day this year

Khan is new role model for young Muslims

Notebook: It is right that London should prove that tolerance, and merit, still prevail

France is falling into Isis’s trap

It must resist the war-on-terror rhetoric and alienating French Muslims, writes François Heisbourg

Isis gunmen kill eight policemen in Cairo

Attack is latest in a series targeting Egypt’s security forces

US to send 250 more troops to Syria

Special operations deployment heralds assault on Isis strongholds

Institute of digital Archeologists erecting a replica of one the famous arches of Palmyra carved out of Egyptian marble on Trafalgar Square. The ancient city Palmyra a world heritage site in modern day Syria was recently further destroyed by IS. Credit: David Parry/ FT
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Ghost of Palmyra’s arch rises in London

Replica is surprising and beautiful but not triumphal

Nabil Elouahabi in 'Another World'. Photo: Tristram Kenton
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Another World, National Theatre (Temporary), London — review

Verbatim theatre piece addresses an urgently topical issue

Jan Kizilhan in Villingen-Schwenningen, southern Germany
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On genocide and trauma

Philippe Sands meets Jan Kizilhan, the psychologist who brought 1,100 Yazidi women, raped and tortured by Isis, to Germany for treatment

US takes cyber warfare mainstream

No one, Moscow included, will argue against America’s use of the internet to attack Isis

What Arab youth thinks of Isis

Lack of jobs works to militants’ advantage, survey finds

Iraqis grow nostalgic for authoritarianism

Bloodletting leads to shift from identity- to issue-led politics

US launches online assault against Isis

First wartime assignment for Pentagon’s new Cyber Command

Syria rebel groups claw back territory

Opposition regains momentum after regime’s capture of Palmyra

Brussels airport reopens after attack

’Symbolic’ first step back to normality for capital

US confident on Belgian nuclear security

Officials believe that Isis could try to get hold of material

US warned over ‘cyber jihad’ attacks

Extremists closer to launching lethal strikes, says DoJ official

Erdogan upsets allies with his power grab

The EU and US need to stop turning a blind eye to his quashing of dissent

Germany fears jihadi blowback

Officials say Sunni Muslim refugees are being radicalised

Iraq’s Shia militias see opportunity

Paramilitary leaders may take on more political roles

Intelligence seeks to unravel Isis network

Western spy assessments for months misjudged the jihadi group’s ambition to export violence

Syrian forces retake Palmyra from Isis

Three-week offensive backed by Russia turns tide against jihadis

US says it has killed senior Isis leader

Al Qaduli described as the group’s ‘finance minister’

Europe can defeat the spectre of terror

Isis will be overcome if the EU demonstrates unity and strategic patience

The three-year genesis of a terror cell

Early Isis fighters in Syria return to Europe for deadly attacks

Iraqi forces launch push to retake Mosul

Military aims to expel Isis from Iraq’s second city this year

EU push for data access to combat terror

Security chiefs to seek service providers’ assistance in crackdown

Clamour grows for EU ‘security union’

Division over what form co-operation would take

Skilled bombmaker central to Isis network

Identifying explosives expert is key to understanding Isis’s scale

Mystery man looms large in terror attacks

Clues from a border crossing and DNA point to a chilling connection

Eurosceptics weigh in on Brussels attacks

The dynamics of the EU referendum are likely to shift in the UK, writes Sebastian Payne