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  1. 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,...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. June 30, 2014

    Reinsurers start to scrap terrorism exclusions

    Intensifying competition between global reinsurers is forcing them to provide cover for terrorism on terms they have sought...

  24. June 29, 2014

    Isis support grows in restive Jordanian town

    About 100 people, mostly young men and boys, have gathered outside the main mosque in Ma’an, a restive city in southern...

  25. June 26, 2014

    US drones risk continual war, says report

    The routine use of drones by the US to kill alleged terrorists offshore may be creating “a slippery slope leading to...

  26. June 26, 2014

    MI6 chief Sir John Sawers to retire

    Sir John Sawers, the head of MI6, the British foreign intelligence agency, is to step down from his post in November at the...

  27. June 24, 2014

    Iraq’s Sunni could defeat Isis if Maliki steps down, says ex-minister

    Iraq’s Sunni community could defeat militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (known as Isis), if a new,...

  28. June 23, 2014

    Jihadis not targeting west but risk is real, say analysts

    When prime minister David Cameron told parliament last week that jihadis in Syria were plotting terror attacks on the UK,...

  29. June 22, 2014

    Diverse funding and strong accounting give Isis unparalleled wealth

    Part corporation, part mob; part state and part charity: for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis), the wages of...

  30. FT Photo Diary

    June 20, 2014

    Clashes in Ramadi

    Reuters Members of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces take their positions during clashes with the al Qaeda-linked Islamic...

  31. FT Alphaville

    June 20, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Camp Alphaville reminder: Robot lottery being held today during Markets Live (Details here) Markets: Asia-Pacific markets...

  32. June 19, 2014

    Jihadist dream comes true if US backs Maliki with air power

    Acrid discussion about how the Anglo-American invasion of 2003 led to the implosion of Iraq as a unitary state in 2014,...

  33. Business Blog

    June 18, 2014

    Chilling management logic behind Isis's annual terror reports

    Isis infographic detailing attacks by type (Institute for the Study of War) Chilling though it is to read how the Islamic...

  34. June 17, 2014

    Selling terror: how Isis details its brutality

    It is not a corporation and does not have shareholders, but the military success and brutality of the jihadi group surging...

  35. The World

    June 17, 2014

    Kenyatta's political manoeuvres play into al-Shabaab's hands

    The Kenyan military says it. The African Union says it. Even al-Shabaab says it. But President Uhuru Kenyatta not only...

  36. June 17, 2014

    Kenya’s tourism industry faces renewed threat from al-Shabaab

    Kenya’s beleaguered tourism industry faced renewed crisis as a fresh wave of attacks on the country’s coastline by...

  37. The A-List

    June 17, 2014

    Unite to stop the Isis crisis engulfing the Muslim world

    The meltdown of the Iraqi state, resulting from the military successes of renegade Sunni extremist group Islamic State of...

  38. June 16, 2014

    Somalia militants Al-Shabaab behind deadly Kenya attack

    The al-Shabaab jihadi group has claimed responsibility for the killing of at least 48 people in a coastal town in Kenya, the...

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