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  2. September 17, 2014

    Al-Qaeda groups offer support to Isis

    Al-Qaeda’s two most powerful branches offered support for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on Tuesday, in a sign of...

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  1. September 16, 2014

    US hints at ground troops role against Isis

    US military leaders have suggested for the first time that US ground troops could become directly involved in combating...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    September 16, 2014

    Bainimarama stands tall ahead of Fiji's election

    Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Fiji’s military strongman Voreqe Bainimarama attends a national thanksgiving service for the release...

  3. The A-List

    September 16, 2014

    US must work harder to win over Arab regimes on Isis

    The US administration is trying to convince its populace and the world that it is successfully forging a new alliance in the...

  4. September 11, 2014

    Doubts raised over US use of Somalia strategy in Isis campaign

    Somalia once represented a foreign policy humiliation for the US. So many Somalis were surprised that the US campaign...

  5. FT Photo Diary

    September 11, 2014

    Fijian peacekeepers released

    Baz Ratner/Reuters Fijian U.N. peacekeepers released by al-Qaeda-linked group Nusra Front in Syria on Thursday, gesture from...

  6. September 9, 2014

    Islamist threat: Players in the regional drama

    JORDAN The Sunni Muslim state is an important US regional ally and will be a central part of any future coalition against...

  7. September 6, 2014

    Al-Shabaab confirms US strike killed leader

    Al-Shabaab, Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked jihadi group, confirmed on Saturday that their leader, Ahmed Godane, was killed in a...

  8. September 4, 2014

    Isis sends a gruesome message but reveals little about itself

    When Osama bin Laden wanted to deliver a message to the west, he summoned a journalist or a television network. Before the...

  9. September 4, 2014

    Israelis watch nervously as Islamists close in on Golan border

    Militant Islamist fighters, some flying the black flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis), have over the...

  10. September 4, 2014

    Ayman al-Zawahiri launches al-Qaeda south Asian wing

    Ayman al-Zawahiri, the al-Qaeda leader, has announced the formation of a south Asian branch of the Islamist extremist group,...

  11. September 3, 2014

    Turkey’s clampdown on Isis bearing fruit in border areas

    Turkey has tightened control of its border to cut the flow of funds and fighters to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant...

  12. September 2, 2014

    Saudi Arabia arrests 88 over ‘imminent attack’

    Saudi Arabia has arrested 88 people suspected of planning what the interior ministry says was an “imminent attack” amid...

  13. September 2, 2014

    US military launches air strike on al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia

    US military forces have attacked al-Qaeda-linked Islamists in Somalia in an air strike aimed at the leader of al-Shabaab,...

  14. August 31, 2014

    Israel shoots down drone in Golan as security worsens

    Israel’s air force shot down a drone that entered its airspace from Syria on Sunday, in another sign of deteriorating...

  15. August 24, 2014

    Putin profits politically from wars and western apologists

    Here we go again. Russian artillery fires and a convoy – filled with aid, the Russians say – rolls across Ukraine’s border,...

  16. August 24, 2014

    Opaque structure adds to challenge of defeating Isis

    International pressure may be mounting for the west to scale up its military efforts against the Islamic State of Iraq and...

  17. August 20, 2014

    Extreme violence lies in Isis DNA

    It is just over 10 years since Nicholas Berg, an American businessman working in Iraq, was brutally decapitated on video by...

  18. August 20, 2014

    Defeating Isis likely to take years, warn military analysts

    The brutal murder of the American journalist James Foley on Tuesday has gruesomely raised the stakes in the international...

  19. August 19, 2014

    Houthi Shia rebels threaten Yemen’s transition to democracy

    An offensive by a militant Shia movement in Yemen that has taken its fighters to within 50km of the capital has reignited...

  20. August 15, 2014

    Shia cleric endorses Haider al-Abadi as Iraq’s prime minister

    A representative of Iraq’s highest ranking Shia cleric, Ayatollah Ali Sistani, endorsed the premiership of Haider al-Abadi...

  21. August 14, 2014

    Isis: Armed and dangerous

    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis but transformed into the Islamic State since it declared its...

  22. August 12, 2014

    Air strikes do little to impede progress of Isis in Iraq and Syria

    US bombs may be falling once more on Iraq, but this week’s dramatic intervention belies a stark truth on the ground: the...

  23. August 8, 2014

    Threat to Kurds spurs US action

    Weeks after Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki asked for US help in his fight against the surging forces of the Islamic...

  24. The World

    August 8, 2014

    Why Obama baulked on Syria, but returned to Iraq

    A Yazidi family that fled Sinjar in Iraq takes shelter in the Kurdish city of Dohuk ( SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images) Barack...

  25. August 3, 2014

    Isis seizes control of Kurd enclaves in northwest Iraq

    Isis insurgents in Iraq have seized several northwestern enclaves from Kurd control, prompting Syrian Kurdish fighters to...

  26. FT Alphaville

    July 30, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Wednesday, - What debate? Economists agree the stimulus lifted the economy. - ‘Tis but a scratch. - I don’t...

  27. July 27, 2014

    Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon politician

    Boko Haram militants have kidnapped the wife of Cameroon’s vice-prime minister, one of the most audacious attacks by the...

  28. July 27, 2014

    Isis uses humility as tactic for conquest

    The black and white flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) now flutters over much of Syria’s eastern city...

  29. The A-List

    July 15, 2014

    Foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq are a worry but the west needs to rethink the role of Saudi Arabia and Iran

    The most strident debate among western intelligence agencies is whether the reported thousands of foreign fighters involved...

  30. July 8, 2014

    Two British men plead guilty to terror charges

    Two British men who travelled to Syria to join rebel fighters have admitted terror charges. Mohammed Nahin Ahmed and Yusuf...

  31. July 7, 2014

    Thousands gather for Kenyan opposition rally

    Kenya’s opposition went ahead with a large protest rally in the centre of Nairobi on Monday, as domestic tensions heightened...

  32. July 7, 2014

    Iraq parliament in about-turn over session delay

    After stunning international observers by announcing a delay in the next parliament session by more than a month, Iraqi...

  33. July 6, 2014

    Gunmen kill 22 in Kenya coast attacks

    Al-Qaeda-linked militants have claimed responsibility for overnight massacres along Kenya’s coast – the third such attack in...

  34. July 4, 2014

    Spy agencies fear export of jihadi terror

    In the Syrian city of Raqqa, the nominal “capital” of the caliphate proclaimed last weekend by the militant Islamist group...

  35. July 3, 2014

    UK air travellers warned of extra security checks

    Nick Clegg has warned airline passengers to expect extra checks for the foreseeable future, after the US asked its European...

  36. July 2, 2014

    US and UK in security push amid al-Qaeda fears

    The US and UK are increasing aviation security amid new concerns about the capacity of al-Qaeda-linked groups to evade...

  37. June 30, 2014

    Isis Q&A: why ‘caliphate’ declaration is an effort to topple al-Qaeda

    On Sunday, the extremist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) – whose campaign of terror has...

  38. FT Photo Diary

    June 30, 2014

    Fighting against the insurgents

    Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters The Iraqi Special Operations Forces prepare for patrol in Jurf al-Sakhar, south of Baghdad. Iraqi...

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