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      Erdogan has second shot at one-man rule

      Turkey has fallen hostage to the ambition of one man: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. After voters in June stripped the...

    2. August 25, 2015

      New allies against Isis pose new threats

      After more than a year of air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the American led air war has...

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    1. August 24, 2015

      Isis destruction of Palmyra’s Baalshamin temple confirmed

      Militants of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the group known as Isis have blown up the ancient temple of...

    2. August 23, 2015

      Turkey’s shift on Isis is a mark of US success

      Turkey, long a beacon of stability in the turbulent Middle East, seems at risk of losing that reputation. After 13...

    3. August 21, 2015

      US air strike in Iraq kills Isis second-in-command

      A US military air strike killed the second-in-command of Isis earlier this week, the White House said on Friday. Ned...

    4. August 21, 2015

      Gunman wounds passengers on French train

      A man has been arrested in the northern French town of Arras after he opened fire aboard a train from Amsterdam to...

    5. August 21, 2015

      Khaled al-Asaad, Palmyra’s antiquities custodian, 1932-2015

      So highly did Khaled al-Asaad value the site he called home that he protected it above his own life. Palmyra, the Roman...

    6. August 19, 2015

      Spotlight falls on Corbyn’s foreign policies

      At a campaign rally for the Labour leadership, Jeremy Corbyn began with a lengthy description of his meeting with...

    7. August 17, 2015

      Former Iraq PM could face trial over fall of Mosul

      Iraq’s former prime minister Nouri al-Maliki could face trial over the fall of Mosul last year to militants from...

    8. August 16, 2015

      Libya calls for air strikes against Isis

      The Libyan government has called on Arab states to conduct air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the...

    9. August 14, 2015

      Syrian Islamist rebel group looks to the west

      Ahrar al-Sham, once seen as a fading rebel force of Syria’s war, with an ideology a step away from al-Qaeda, is...

    10. August 13, 2015

      Scores killed as Isis truck bomb rips through Baghdad market

      The jihadi group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has claimed responsibility for a truck bomb that ripped through a...

    11. August 10, 2015

      Ministers delay vote on bombing Isis Islamist militants in Syria

      Ministers will delay plans to hold a vote on bombing Islamist militants in Syria until late in the year, according to...

    12. August 10, 2015

      Al-Qaeda withdrawal raises Syria safe zone hopes

      Al-Qaeda’s Syrian wing has withdrawn from frontline positions in northern Syria in a move Syrian rebels hope will help...

    13. August 10, 2015

      Istanbul and southeastern Turkey suffer spate of deadly attacks

      At least eight people, including five police officers and a soldier, were killed on Monday in a series of attacks in...

    14. August 9, 2015

      ‘Prisoners of Geography’, by Tim Marshall

      To see how geography and ideology collide, consider the ominous plain that is the Turkish-Syrian border. On one side is...

    15. August 6, 2015

      US drone attacks bring Turkey to front line against Isis

      A round of attacks by armed US drones on targets in northern Syria marked a once-reluctant Turkey’s arrival on the...

    16. August 6, 2015

      Suicide attack on Saudi mosque in security facility kills 13

      A suicide attack on a regional security force headquarters in Saudi Arabia has killed at least 13 people and injured...

    17. August 4, 2015

      Ageing Tornado jets win reprieve in Iraq role

      The decision to reprieve the squadron of Tornado ground attack aircraft conducting air strikes against the Islamic...

    18. August 3, 2015

      Obama authorises air strikes in Syria

      The Obama administration has decided to provide air cover to the Syrian rebels it has trained if they come under attack...

    19. July 30, 2015

      Cyber insecurity: Going dark

      Growing impatient with the restrained debate among the Washington policy wonks, the bearded Silicon Valley engineer...

    20. The Exchange

      July 30, 2015

      Will the Arab states follow Turkey in the fight against Isis?

      After refusing to do so for more than a year, Turkey has finally taken the bit between its teeth and plunged into the...

    21. July 28, 2015

      Q&A: Turkey’s complex battle against Isis

      Turkey has joined the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or Isis, stepping up its involvement...

    22. July 27, 2015

      Syrian rebels sceptical over Turkey’s push against Isis

      Syrian rebels have cast doubt on Turkey’s plans to confront jihadis, saying Ankara has not given details on how it will...

    23. July 27, 2015

      Erdogan lines up fight on three fronts

      Politics and geopolitics are colliding in Turkey, which has deployed its air force in the fight against the Islamic...

    24. July 27, 2015

      Turkey’s bombs expose a failed Syria policy

      So, Turkey would appear to have overcome its reluctance to act against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. After...

    25. July 26, 2015

      Turkey calls Nato meeting over militant violence

      Turkish jets took to the air late on Sunday in what local media reported was a third night of air strikes on bases used...

    26. July 25, 2015

      Turkey expands air strikes against Isis to include Kurdish separatist bases

      Turkey has conducted a second night of air strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, or Isis in...

    27. July 24, 2015

      Turkey takes off gloves in battle against Isis

      Turkey waded into battle against jihadis in Syria on Friday while launching a broad security crackdown at home, in a...

    28. July 23, 2015

      Turkey to allow US anti-Isis strikes

      Turkey has agreed to allow US forces to launch strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, or Isis, from...

    29. July 22, 2015

      To balance the nuclear deal, defeat Isis and confront Iran

      In the next couple of months, the US Congress will debate whether the Iranian nuclear deal is likely to work as arms...

    30. July 22, 2015

      Isis bombing poses political dilemma for Turkey

      The bomb that ripped through a Kurdish cultural centre in Suruc near Turkey’s border with Syria on Monday was no random...

    31. July 21, 2015

      Hammond warns of Russian agility in crises

      Philip Hammond has warned that western powers are at a disadvantage in dealing with Russia because of their...

    32. July 21, 2015

      Turkey links Isis to border town slaughter

      Turkey’s prime minister says there is a “strong likelihood” that the bomb attack that killed 32 young activists in the...

    33. July 20, 2015

      Isis to cut private internet access in parts of Syria

      The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has ordered the shutdown of private internet access in the Syrian stronghold...

    34. July 20, 2015

      Blast kills up to 30 in south Turkey

      As many as 30 people have been killed and about 76 hurt in an explosion in the town of Suruc on the Turkey-Syria border...

    35. July 20, 2015

      Four Italian workers kidnapped in Libya

      Four Italians have been kidnapped near a compound in Libya run by Eni, Italy’s largest oil and gas company, heightening...

    36. July 19, 2015

      David Cameron opens economic front against homegrown jihadis

      David Cameron will announce a review into boosting opportunities for young people from ethnic minorities as he seeks to...

    37. July 17, 2015

      Downing Street defends role of UK pilots in Syria air strikes

      Downing Street has defended the use of British pilots in bombing raids against Islamist militants in Syria without...

    38. July 16, 2015

      The toxic rivalry of Saudi Arabia and Isis

      The death last week of Prince Saud al-Faisal, the respected statesman who had been foreign minister of Saudi Arabia for...

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