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      Isis attacks Kurdish sites in Syria

      Jihadi militants launched an attack on Syria’s Kurdish border city of Kobani on Thursday, after Kurdish forces pushed into...

    2. June 24, 2015

      Isis destroys two shrines near Palmyra

      Militants of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) have blown up two ancient shrines near eastern Syria’s historic...

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    1. June 24, 2015

      Syria edges towards partition

      On a visit to Syria early this month, Major General Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Quds force of the Islamic...

    2. June 19, 2015

      The challenge Isis poses for Britain’s Muslims

      The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or Isis, is a murderous group which believes the west is decadent, democracy is...

    3. June 19, 2015

      British Muslims urged to do more to resist extremism

      David Cameron will call on British Muslims to do more to stamp out radicalism in their own communities as the prime minister...

    4. June 18, 2015

      Isis imposes fuel blockade on rebel-held northern Syria

      The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is blocking oil sales to northern Syria, activists say, unleashing an economic...

    5. June 17, 2015

      Saudi defence minister to meet Vladimir Putin for talks on Syria

      Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s defence minister, is travelling to Russia this week as the oil-rich kingdom and...

    6. June 17, 2015

      Erdogan succumbs to the fog of politics

      The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant this week suffered another defeat at the hands of Syrian Kurdish fighters who...

    7. June 16, 2015

      YPG’s Tel Abyad victory changes the game for Syria’s Kurds

      Syria’s Kurdish forces predicted on Monday that they would need days to take control of Tel Abyad, a strategic border town...

    8. June 15, 2015

      Kurds take Isis-held Syrian town with coalition backing

      Kurdish-led forces have seized the Syrian border crossing of Tel Abyad, blocking the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant...

    9. June 15, 2015

      US targets Algerian militant in Libya air strike

      US air strikes over eastern Libya may have killed an al-Qaeda leader who was responsible for an attack on a gas plant in the...

    10. June 11, 2015

      Pentagon looks at reoccupying Iraqi bases

      The Pentagon is considering setting up a network of bases across northern Iraq from which American advisers would assist the...

    11. June 10, 2015

      US steps up battle against Isis in Iraq

      The US is inching closer towards direct involvement in ground operations against Isis in Iraq with a decision to send...

    12. June 10, 2015

      Humour as a weapon in the faltering fight against Isis

      Peppa Pig is my son’s favourite television show. I enjoy watching him laugh at the harmlessly naughty pigs. So I wasn’t...

    13. June 8, 2015

      Battling Isis: A long campaign ahead

      When jihadi forces over-ran Iraq’s strategic city of Ramadi last month, officials and analysts rushed to explain how...

    14. June 8, 2015

      Belgian security forces arrest 16 in crackdown on Chechen groups

      Belgian security forces detained 16 people on Monday in a national crackdown on groups of Chechens, some of whom were...

    15. June 8, 2015

      Taste of defeat stalls Erdogan’s hopes of unchecked power

      The party that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan founded won the most votes in Sunday’s Turkish general election. But for Mr...

    16. June 2, 2015

      Attacks on Shia mosques show Saudi Arabia must act against extremists

      Suicide bombers claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) just hit Shia mosques in Saudi Arabia two Friday...

    17. June 2, 2015

      Iraq calls for increased military support in battle against Isis

      The world is failing in its struggle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis), Iraq’s prime minister Haider...

    18. June 1, 2015

      Hamas seeks to stamp out Isis in Gaza

      Night-time security checkpoints have gone up around Gaza City over the past month — the most visible sign of a crackdown by...

    19. May 31, 2015

      Libya: Families, friends and feuds

      Just before the journey deeper into the buffer zone, Adel Abu Nawar picks up the phone and makes one last call to the...

    20. May 31, 2015

      Saudi Shia mobilise self-defence groups as Isis threat grows

      Members of Saudi Arabia’s Shia minority are forming civil defence groups after twin suicide bombings over the past two...

    21. May 29, 2015

      US police brace for ‘Draw Muhammad’ protest after weapons call

      An Arizona man who has organised a “Draw Muhammad” cartoon contest outside a Phoenix mosque on Friday evening has urged...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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?...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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