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    2. May 27, 2015

      Sunni tribes in bitter rift over Isis’s Iraq gains

      Sheikh Wissam Hardan blames Iraq’s government for the loss of swaths of territory to jihadi forces, but saves his fiercest...

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    1. May 27, 2015

      More than half world’s countries now producing jihadis

      More than half of the world’s countries are now producing jihadis to fill the ranks of violent Sunni terrorist organisations...

    2. May 26, 2015

      Iraq launches operation to retake Ramadi from Isis

      Iraqi state media announced the launch of an operation on Tuesday to retake the strategic city of Ramadi from jihadis. The...

    3. May 26, 2015

      Terror financing to top agenda of this week’s G7 meeting

      The Group of Seven leading industrialised countries are planning to tighten the squeeze on international terrorist financing...

    4. May 25, 2015

      Give Syria’s refugees cash and dignity, not food and blankets

      The oasis city of Palmyra has been seized by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis). What if Damascus were to fall?...

    5. May 25, 2015

      Iran commander warns of Isis threat to its security

      The head of Iran’s foreign military operations has described the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis, as a...

    6. May 24, 2015

      Carter blames Iraqi forces for Ramadi fall

      The US defence secretary has blamed Iraqi forces for the loss of the city of Ramadi this month as calls grow for the White...

    7. May 22, 2015

      Menacing Isis gains in Iraq and Syria

      The fall of Ramadi to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and the capture by Isis of the ancient Syrian city of...

    8. May 22, 2015

      Isis suicide bomber kills 20 at Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia

      An Isis-linked group carried out a deadly suicide attack on Friday at a mosque in Qatif, a predominantly Shia area of...

    9. May 22, 2015

      Isis in position to advance on Damascus

      The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) seized Syria’s last border crossing with Iraq on Friday, following a slew of...

    10. May 22, 2015

      Isis bombs and al-Qaeda papers make bin Laden seem soft touch

      A spate of massive car bombs in an Iraqi city and a slew of new al-Qaeda documents have pulled off the improbable feat of...

    11. The Exchange

      May 22, 2015

      Will widening Taliban offensive target a major Afghan city?

      With international focus on the fall of one city — Ramadi in Iraq — to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the...

    12. May 21, 2015

      Isis militants control half of Syria after Palmyra seizure

      Ancient city of Palmyra falls to Isis Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) have seized the Syrian...

    13. May 21, 2015

      Isis advance blows hole in Obama’s Iraq strategy

      Ever since the Islamist militants of Isis swept into northern Iraq from Syria last June, the Obama administration has had a...

    14. May 20, 2015

      Isis seizes historic Syrian city of Palmyra

      Ancient city of Palmyra falls to Isis Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have seized the Syrian city of...

    15. May 19, 2015

      Ramadi’s fall casts doubt on al-Abadi’s control of Iraq war

      The battle for Ramadi The loss of the strategically important city of Ramadi has cast further doubt on Iraqi Prime Minister...

    16. May 18, 2015

      Ramadi takeover is yet another symbol of a hollowed-out state

      The battle for Ramadi The violent seizure by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar...

    17. May 18, 2015

      Shia militias mobilise to take on Isis in Ramadi

      The battle for Ramadi Shia militias were mobilising on Monday to battle the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) in...

    18. May 17, 2015

      Iraqi PM urges volunteers to fight against Isis as Ramadi falls

      Iraq’s prime minister has urged members of the country’s Shia militia-dominated popular mobilisation forces to join the...

    19. May 17, 2015

      The ghosts of Iraq future

      You may not be interested in war but war is interested in you. When it comes to the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, Leon...

    20. May 15, 2015

      Syrian smugglers shun weapons and turn to cigarettes for profits

      They used to sneak in weapons and blackmarket oil. But now eastern Syria’s smugglers are seeking profit from a new illicit...

    21. May 5, 2015

      Isis claims responsibility for Texas exhibition attack

      A radio programme linked to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) said the world’s most notorious jihadi group has...

    22. May 2, 2015

      Coalition air raid kills at least 50 civilians in Syria

      Air strikes by the US-led coalition in Syria killed more than 50 civilians, activists said, in what they believe to be the...

    23. April 30, 2015

      Sacking of Tikrit district highlights Iraq tensions

      When militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis, stormed the Iraqi city of Tikrit last year,...

    24. April 21, 2015

      Young Arabs lose faith in democracy amid concern over Islamists

      Young people in the Arab world have become disenchanted with the prospect of democratic change in the region as the euphoria...

    25. The World

      April 20, 2015

      Smart Reads 20 April 2015

      Despite being accused of naivety in his foreign policy, Barack Obama is showing qualities associated with Henry Kissinger –...

    26. April 18, 2015

      Australian police arrest five teenagers in counter-terror raids

      Australian police arrested five teenagers in a counter terrorism operation on Saturday, which they said had foiled a plot to...

    27. April 17, 2015

      Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, Saddam’s deputy thought killed in Iraq

      A longtime leader of Iraq’s Sunni insurgency, who was a former deputy of Saddam Hussein, was reportedly killed near the home...

    28. April 15, 2015

      Iraq government struggles to contain Isis gains in Anbar province

      Iraqi officials are struggling to confront jihadi militants as they advance on the provincial capital of Ramadi in the vast...

    29. April 15, 2015

      Opinion: ‘Ankara is no longer seen as a safe pair of hands’

      Four years ago, Turkey was regarded as a linchpin of stability in the Middle East. It was a stalwart in the Nato alliance...

    30. April 12, 2015

      ‘The Killing Compartments’, by Abram de Swaan

      The hope that Auschwitz would act as a warning to future generations has been dashed by the growing list of subsequent...

    31. April 12, 2015

      French antiterrorism judge leads fight against jihadism

      For Marc Trévidic, the terror attacks that killed 17 in Paris in January hit close to home. As the antiterrorism judge who...

    32. The Exchange

      April 10, 2015

      The mysterious reappearance of the Taliban's Omar

      The Afghan Taliban posted on their website on April 4 an extraordinary 5,000-word biographical essay about their founder and...

    33. April 9, 2015

      Isis hackers cut transmission of French broadcaster

      French broadcaster TV5Monde was trying to restore regular programming on Thursday after hackers claiming to be from the...

    34. April 9, 2015

      Isis senses chance to make territorial gains in Syria

      It used all its trademark tactics, setting up sleeper cells and quietly building up a presence. Yet once again the world’s...

    35. The World

      April 7, 2015

      Conspiracy theories are worry for Turkish democracy

      A blizzard of anti-western conspiracy theories has hit Turkey in recent months. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last month...

    36. April 4, 2015

      Palestinians flee as jihadis overwhelm Damascus refugee camp

      Militants from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) have seized nearly all of a Damascus district just outside the...

    37. April 2, 2015

      Jihadis kill 147 in raid on Kenya university campus

      Nearly 150 people have been killed in an attack by Islamist militants on a Kenyan university near the border with Somalia,...

    38. April 1, 2015

      Isis battles for foothold on the edge of Syrian capital

      Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or Isis are pushing into a southern district of Damascus in a bid to...

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