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  1. 7 hours ago

    British forces do not know location of Isis hostage, says Hammond

    British forces are unable to rescue hostages being held by Islamist militants because they do not know where they are being...

  2. 12 hours ago

    Foreign ministers vow to fight Isis ‘using any means necessary’

    Foreign ministers from 29 countries gathered in Paris on Monday and vowed to remove the Islamic State of Iraq and the...

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  1. 13 hours ago

    Think Lebanon rather than D-Day in campaign against Isis

    From US air power above to the grassroots intelligence contacts of Turkish, Kurdish and Iranian security apparatus on the...

  2. September 14, 2014

    Cameron says Briton’s beheading will strengthen UK resolve against Isis

    David Cameron insisted the first killing of a British captive by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant would only...

  3. September 14, 2014

    Isis militants say UK aid worker beheaded

    Jihadi militants have released a video that appears to show the beheading of David Haines, a British aid worker, in a...

  4. September 12, 2014

    Hawks reclaim lost ground in America

    In the space of weeks, Washington has been transformed from the capital of a reluctant imperium into a cheerleader for the...

  5. September 11, 2014

    No 10 corrects Hammond gaffe on Syria

    Downing St was forced to clarify Britain’s potential role in the looming international military action in the Middle East...

  6. September 11, 2014

    US builds support for new Isis strategy

    The Obama administration moved on Thursday to secure military and financial backing from Arab leaders, European allies and...

  7. September 11, 2014

    Isis fighters in Syria brace for western attack

    As western powers ponder when and how to strike the Syrian bases of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the group –...

  8. September 11, 2014

    America must leave the defeat of Isis to local states

    Can the US “degrade and ultimately destroy” the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or Isis, as President Barack Obama promised...

  9. September 11, 2014

    Iraq gives cautious welcome to US military intervention

    Sunni and Shia Iraqis cautiously welcomed the prospect of more robust US intervention in their country to combat Islamist...

  10. September 11, 2014

    Obama’s bold ambition at odds with strategic caution

    In Washington politics, there are few more toxic phrases than “leading from behind”. It was coined by an Obama...

  11. September 10, 2014

    Obama prepares US for ‘steady, relentless’ war with Isis

    Barack Obama has prepared the US for a “steady, relentless” war with Islamic militants in a speech to his nation that...

  12. September 10, 2014

    US faces deep mistrust in garnering Arab support for Isis battle

    The US effort to rally Middle East governments to confront the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is facing a deep well of...

  13. September 10, 2014

    Blast kills Syrian rebel group leadership

    An explosion targeting a secret meeting of one of Syria’s biggest rebel groups has wiped out its top leadership, a...

  14. 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...

  15. September 9, 2014

    Mistrust and reluctance follows rush to form Iraq cabinet

    Signs of reluctance and mistrust emerged almost immediately following the surprise announcement by Iraqi politicians that...

  16. September 9, 2014

    Barack Obama prepares ground for fresh military action

    Barack Obama has launched a process familiar in Washington but rare during his own time in office – of preparing the...

  17. September 9, 2014

    Barack Obama’s restless supporters succumb to seven year itch

    In 2014 the world has grown suddenly weary of Barack Obama. The president’s sorrows are coming not as single spies but in...

  18. September 9, 2014

    Obama vows to target Isis militants ‘wherever they are located’

    Barack Obama will “go after” the Islamic militant group in northern Iraq and Syria and their assets “wherever they are...

  19. September 7, 2014

    Obama to set out strategy to defeat Islamist militants

    President Barack Obama will use a speech on Wednesday to make the case for a prolonged military campaign against Islamist...

  20. September 7, 2014

    Hurdles obstruct US strategy to counter Isis

    After weathering weeks of criticism that he has no strategy to take on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as...

  21. September 7, 2014

    Isis threat to Iraq’s crucial Haditha dam contained

    American forces, Iraqi government troops and their militia allies say they have cleared Islamist militants threatening the...

  22. September 5, 2014

    Isis targets Sunni minority as it sets its sights on Lebanon

    The scene has become disturbingly common – a man forced to the ground, his throat slit by a masked militant. But the man in...

  23. September 5, 2014

    Obama leads coalition in fight against Isis

    US President Barack Obama pledged on Friday to “take the fight to Isis” as efforts ramped up to build a broad international...

  24. September 4, 2014

    Turkey at growing risk from Isis backlash

    Along Turkey’s long and porous border with Syria, people have become accustomed to seeing foreign fighters on their way to...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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,...

  28. September 4, 2014

    David Cameron cautions on unilateral response to conflicts

    Wales battens down for Nato summit David Cameron said Nato would not take military action in the conflicts in the Middle...

  29. September 3, 2014

    Cameron to hold talks with Obama on Isis threat

    David Cameron will meet Barack Obama on Thursday to discuss widening military action against jihadi extremists, with the UK...

  30. 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...

  31. September 3, 2014

    Barack Obama promises to end Isis threat

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday said he would not be intimidated by the murder of a second American journalist by...

  32. September 2, 2014

    US confirms Isis killing of second US journalist

    The White House confirmed on Wednesday the authenticity of a video released by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and...

  33. September 2, 2014

    Islamist roadside bomb kills 11 Egyptian soldiers in Sinai

    A roadside bomb killed 11 soldiers travelling in an armoured vehicle in Egypt’s restive northern Sinai region on Tuesday in...

  34. 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...

  35. September 1, 2014

    Cameron’s proposed terror powers said to trample over law

    David Cameron was accused of trampling on international and British law as he announced plans on Monday to tackle the flow...

  36. August 31, 2014

    UK considers ban on return of British jihadis from Syria and Iraq

    British jihadis who travel to Syria and Iraq could be put under a temporary ban preventing their return to the UK, under...

  37. August 31, 2014

    Germany to ship weapons to Iraqi Kurds to fight Isis

    The German government has announced that it will ship armour-piercing missiles, thousands of assault rifles and other...

  38. August 29, 2014

    Cameron set to announce new antiterrorism measures

    David Cameron has promised new measures to prevent British citizens from fighting alongside Islamist extremists in the...

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