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    1. July 30, 2015

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    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. July 16, 2015

      The fate of a febrile Middle East is in Iran’s hands

      The historic deal over Iran’s nuclear programme has taken years to negotiate; its repercussions will likewise take...

    22. July 16, 2015

      Indonesia on alert over lure of Isis

      A large gang of men, dressed in camouflage and wielding heavy machine guns, smile at the camera. One waves a black...

    23. July 13, 2015

      Cameron orders more SAS and drone missions against Isis

      David Cameron has directed defence chiefs to escalate SAS and drone missions against the Islamic State of Iraq and the...

    24. July 10, 2015

      Turkey steps up operations against Isis

      Police have launched raids across Istanbul and several other Turkish provinces, arresting at least 21 alleged Islamic...

    25. July 10, 2015

      Tunisia struggles to square security with democracy

      With two terrorist attacks on tourists in under four months, Tunisia is grappling with a problem shared by many states:...

    26. July 10, 2015

      Indonesia investigates Isis link to pilots

      Authorities in Indonesia are investigating two former pilots thought to have been radicalised by supporters of the...

    27. July 8, 2015

      FBI warns it cannot crack Isis encryption

      The FBI’s tools to fight terrorism were becoming ineffective in the face of increasingly sophisticated encryption by...

    28. July 8, 2015

      Proposed terrorism law provokes outcry in Egypt

      Egypt’s government is seeking approval for a controversial antiterrorism law that could grant police wider powers,...

    29. July 7, 2015

      A nuclear deal will not banish the Middle East’s demons

      The final deadline is almost upon us for the US and five other powers to reach a deal with Iran to constrain its...

    30. July 3, 2015

      Terrorism: Radical shift

      The odd thing about Seifeddine Rezgui, recalls Fadi Saidi, a computer science student at Tunisia’s Kairouan university,...

    31. July 2, 2015

      RAF faces struggle to find extra firepower after cuts

      The admission by the UK government that it would not increase the small number of combat aircraft committed to the...

    32. July 2, 2015

      UK air strikes against Isis in Syria move closer

      British air strikes against Islamist militants in Syria have moved closer after the government said it was time to...

    33. July 2, 2015

      Egyptian army hits at foreign media amid Sinai violence

      The Egyptian army claimed it was firmly in control of the country’s restive Sinai peninsula a day after militants...

    34. July 2, 2015

      Cameron steps up the UK’s fight against Isis

      David Cameron has never been slow to point out the danger posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or Isis,...

    35. July 1, 2015

      Michael Fallon raises possibility of new vote on Syria air raids

      The defence secretary has said it is “illogical” not to bomb Islamist militants in Syria, in an apparent attempt to...

    36. July 1, 2015

      Egypt militants kill at least 64 soldiers in co-ordinated attack in Sinai

      At least 64 soldiers were killed on Wednesday in a series of co-ordinated attacks claimed by militants from an...

    37. July 1, 2015

      Hashtag war erupts between Saudi supporters and opponents of Isis

      A war of words has erupted on Twitter between Saudis trying to dissuade would-be suicide bombers and supporters of...

    38. June 30, 2015

      Turkey considers setting up safe zone inside Syria

      Turkey said on Tuesday it was considering the establishment of a safe zone inside Syria but would not make any moves...

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