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    1. November 20, 2014

      Failure to reach a nuclear deal will drive Iran into Russia’s arms

      Tehran and Moscow, facing similar political and economic pressures from the west, have developed strong ties since the...

    2. November 18, 2014

      Police chief warns on strong likelihood of City cyber terror attack

      There is a “very strong likelihood” that Islamist terrorists such as Isis will launch a cyber attack on financial...

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    1. New Trade Routes: Arab World

      The centuries-old Silk Road is being reconstituted and strengthened for the modern era...
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      Turkish business has suffered from the strife in Syria and Libya while Turkey’s politi...
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    1. November 18, 2014

      Iraqi forces retake key oil refinery from Isis

      Iraqi forces backed by Shia militias and supported by US-led air strikes on Tuesday seized near full control of the...

    2. November 18, 2014

      Syrian rebels unite in ‘battle of destiny’ for Aleppo

      On a 10km stretch of road north of Aleppo, Syria’s rebel forces are engulfed in a “battle of destiny” for control of a...

    3. The A-List

      November 17, 2014

      Can China bring peace to south Asia?

      During the past two months, the leaders of India, Pakistan and Afghanistan have met with China’s powerful president Xi...

    4. November 16, 2014

      UAE blacklists 83 groups as terrorists

      The United Arab Emirates has blacklisted 83 organisations as terrorists, broadening the authorities’ ability to target...

    5. November 16, 2014

      Isis kills US hostage Peter Kassig

      A black-masked executioner belonging to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant appears to murder an American aid worker in a...

    6. November 14, 2014

      Cameron warns internet groups to stop spread of terror material

      David Cameron has told internet companies he will ensure they live up to their “social responsibility” to stop the spread of...

    7. November 13, 2014

      Cameron reveals crackdown on British jihadis

      David Cameron has announced greater powers to tackle British jihadis, including the cancellation of their passports and...

    8. November 13, 2014

      Isis declares its own currency

      Its self-declared state has no functioning ministries, nor is it recognised by any government in the world; it is also under...

    9. November 12, 2014

      A precious chance to end Turkey’s conflict with the Kurds

      Turkey’s nine-year-old peace process between the Turkish government and the insurgents of the Kurdistan Workers party (PKK)...

    10. beyondbrics

      November 12, 2014

      Morocco equities market downgraded to frontier market status

      More bad news for Morocco this week, after it was banished from the Africa Cup for pushing to delay the football tournament...

    11. November 11, 2014

      Blood and batteries are contraband of choice in Kobani

      Snaking around the flat-roofed mud huts of their Turkish border village is the barbed wire fence that marks a tenuous divide...

    12. November 10, 2014

      Battle for Iraq: the Iranian connection

      Battle for Iraq: the Iranian connection Iraq’s national security adviser Falah Fayadh was in Washington struggling to...

    13. November 10, 2014

      Russia is a bigger problem than Isis for Obama

      This weekend America announced that it was sending more troops to Iraq, Russia allegedly sent more troops into Ukraine and...

    14. November 10, 2014

      Egypt Islamist militants pledge allegiance to Isis

      Egypt’s primary Islamist militant group has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (Isis) giving the...

    15. November 9, 2014

      Shia faction leaders warn US of armed resistance

      A powerful political faction in Iraq opposes the Obama administration’s decision to send additional military personnel to...

    16. November 7, 2014

      US doubles troop numbers in Iraq to combat Isis

      The US is to double the number of troops it will station in Iraq in a significant escalation of its military campaign...

    17. November 7, 2014

      Iranian general is new hero in battle against Isis

      In Iran, military heroes tend to be recognised only after their death. While the Islamic regime is eager to promote the...

    18. November 6, 2014

      Coalition air strikes target Jabhat al-Nusra fighters in Syria

      The US-led coalition targeted al-Qaeda-linked Nusra fighters in overnight air strikes on their stronghold on the Syrian...

    19. November 5, 2014

      Notebook: The happier anti-Isis warriors of Kurdistan

      It wasn’t the mood I had expected. When I visited a peshmerga base in northern Iraq this week, I found the renowned Kurdish...

    20. November 4, 2014

      Spy chief gambles on public fear of terrorism

      British cabinet ministers are rarely so bold in public, let alone the most secretive men in the country. So it is a sign of...

    21. November 4, 2014

      Q&A: Are tech companies unwittingly facilitating terrorism?

      Writing in the Financial Times, Robert Hannigan, the new director of Britain’s electronic spying agency, GCHQ, has accused...

    22. November 4, 2014

      Police in Saudi Arabia arrest six men on terror charges

      Police have arrested six men on terror charges after an attack killed five people in the restive eastern province of Saudi...

    23. November 3, 2014

      Tech groups aid terror, says UK spy chief

      The new chief of Britain’s electronic spying agency, GCHQ, has accused US technology companies of becoming “the command and...

    24. November 3, 2014

      The web is a terrorist’s command-and-control network of choice

      The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) is the first terrorist group whose members have grown up on the internet....

    25. November 3, 2014

      Jihadis slip through Europe’s passport-free travel zone

      When Mehdi Nemmouche, a French jihadist, made his way home from the Syrian battlefield in March, he crossed borders with the...

    26. November 3, 2014

      Nusra fighters oust moderate rebels from Syria stronghold

      Militants linked to al-Qaeda ousted Syrian rebels from their original stronghold in their three-year revolt against...

    27. November 2, 2014

      Syrian jihad lures disaffected Tunisian youth into foreign war

      It was only in the weeks before he travelled to join jihadis in Syria, that the family of Mohamed Soussi, a Tunisian...

    28. November 1, 2014

      UK issues alert following air strikes on Islamic State

      Britons travelling abroad are being warned that they could be targeted by terrorists seeking revenge for UK air strikes...

    29. October 30, 2014

      Middle East: Walled in

      When she drinks her morning coffee on the veranda of her house in Bethlehem, Vera Baboun, the city’s mayor, can see new...

    30. October 30, 2014

      Until we understand Isis, we cannot hope to defeat it

      It is time to admit the inadmissible: the west is not yet equipped to dismantle Isis. Our weaknesses are its strengths. Too...

    31. October 30, 2014

      Iraqi Kurd peshmerga fighters enter Kobani

      Peshmerga fighters head to Syria The first Kurdish peshmerga support units from Iraq have crossed into the Syrian border...

    32. October 30, 2014

      Turkey faces critics over its resolve to stem tide of jihadis

      For much of the past few months the US and its Nato allies have accused Turkey of failing to do enough to stop the flow of...

    33. October 29, 2014

      France grapples with rising tide of homegrown jihadis

      When Mohamed Merah gunned down three French paratroopers and then shot dead three schoolchildren and a teacher in a Jewish...

    34. October 28, 2014

      Iraqi peshmerga fighters set to join fight against Isis in Kobani

      Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters are on their way to the besieged Syrian city of Kobani to help local Kurdish forces still...

    35. October 28, 2014

      Isis shows political sophistication as ferocious as its fighters

      Ever since the radical totalitarians of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant erupted into the consciousness of the world,...

    36. October 28, 2014

      Western female jihadis deploy ‘soft-power’ of Isis online

      They cheer on beheadings, defend rape and the enslavement of women, and yearn to revive oppressive centuries-old traditions...

    37. October 28, 2014

      Spectre of Isis looms over Pakistan

      When Pakistan’s Shia Muslims began to mark the start of the Islamic month of Muharram this week, the period of mourning was...

    38. October 27, 2014

      Libyan strife highlights the perils of even-handedness

      For months the international community has been acting as if both sides in Libya’s multi-faceted civil war are equally to...

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