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      Isis bulldozes ancient ruins of Nimrud

      Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis, have begun bulldozing one of Iraq’s most significant...

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      The front-line fight against Isis

      The red door is opening. The banter ends. The men have been observing the house for hours and finally there appears to be...

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    1. 21 hours ago

      Renzi appeals to Putin for Russian help to stabilise Libya

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, pleaded for Russian help to resolve the escalating security crisis in Libya, marking a...

    2. March 4, 2015

      Saudis to press Pakistan for more troops

      Saudi Arabia is to press Pakistan to boost the number of its troops in the kingdom to help bolster Riyadh’s defences against...

    3. The Exchange

      March 4, 2015

      Netanyahu brings theatre but few answers

      It would be easy to dismiss the address given Tuesday by Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu to a joint session of...

    4. March 3, 2015

      Syria: Rebels with a lost cause

      Tha’er gave up on the Syrian uprising the day he was ordered to turn his guns on men he had fought alongside for two years....

    5. March 3, 2015

      Explainer: Syria’s militant groups

      Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Seen as the world’s wealthiest and most powerful jihadi group, Isis, or Islamic State,...

    6. March 3, 2015

      Turkey’s regional ambitions evaporate along with friendships

      “We do not care about being alone in the world . . . What we care about is what our people think about us.” So said Recep...

    7. Nick Butler

      March 2, 2015

      New lines in the sand - who will win as the borders of the Middle East are redrawn?

      The borders drawn by Churchill and other politicians in the aftermath of the First World War have shaped the Middle East for...

    8. March 2, 2015

      Iraq launches offensive against Isis

      Iraq’s Shia-dominated armed forces, backed by allied militiamen and a handful of Sunni tribesmen, have launched an operation...

    9. March 1, 2015

      Leading US-backed Syrian rebel group Hazm dissolved

      One of the main US-backed rebel groups in Syria dissolved itself following weeks of clashes with al-Qaeda’s local franchise,...

    10. March 1, 2015

      Security services confront fast-changing terror

      The unmasking of Mohammed Emwazi, a Londoner as Jihadi John, an Isis hostage executioner, has triggered renewed...

    11. March 1, 2015

      ‘The Extreme Centre: A Warning’, by Tariq Ali: A radical’s rage at the resilience of the right

      Those of a conspiratorial bent need to be comfortable with paradox. So the Americans could never have landed on the moon but...

    12. February 27, 2015

      UK puts 3,000 extremists on ‘Jihadi John’ watchlist

      British counter-terrorism officials are monitoring 3,000 extremists in the UK who they fear could commit acts of domestic...

    13. February 27, 2015

      Fines, sell-offs and subsidy cuts: life under cash-squeezed Isis

      Once smokers were flogged in Syrian territory ruled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, now they are fined about...

    14. February 26, 2015

      Isis video shows militants destroying artefacts in Iraq

      Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis on Thursday released a video that appears to show the...

    15. February 26, 2015

      Jihadi John revealed as London graduate

      The so-called Jihadi John, the masked figure responsible for some of the most barbaric murders by Isis, has been...

    16. February 25, 2015

      New York men charged with Isis conspiracy

      Three New York residents were arrested on Wednesday on charges of conspiring to support Islamist militants, including two...

    17. February 25, 2015

      Isis brutality in Iraq reawakens Sunni resistance

      Massacres of Sunni Iraqis by killers from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the extremist Sunni group known as Isis,...

    18. February 25, 2015

      Isis and the lure of online violence for jihadi brides

      What’s a teenage girl’s idea of a fairy tale? A love story with a Justin Bieber lookalike? That’s not for everyone. In the...

    19. February 24, 2015

      Isis kidnaps dozens of Assyrian Christians in eastern Syria

      Militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) kidnapped dozens of men, women and children from Syria’s...

    20. February 23, 2015

      Iraq’s cash crisis forces salary squeeze

      Iraq has begun withholding the salaries of senior government officials in a measure meant to free cash and underscore the...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      February 23, 2015

      Attacking Isis

      A Hawkeye reconnaissance plane sits on the deck of the French Navy aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle in the Gulf on Monday....

    22. February 22, 2015

      A mutual embrace will protect Turkey and Europe amid extremism

      Will rising Islamophobia in Europe provide Turkey with its entry ticket to the EU? Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems to think so....

    23. February 22, 2015

      Turkish troops enter Syria to evacuate historic Suleyman Shah enclave

      Turkey has carried out its biggest intervention to date in Syria, dispatching 572 troops and 100 vehicles to evacuate an...

    24. February 20, 2015

      Isis-linked jihadis claim deadly revenge attacks in Libya

      At least 45 people were killed and 70 wounded in suicide bombings in eastern Libya on Friday, claimed by a local affiliate...

    25. February 20, 2015

      Three London schoolgirls head for Syria

      Three schoolgirls from east London have flown to Turkey and are thought by the Metropolitan Police to be trying to join...

    26. February 20, 2015

      Pentagon reveals plans to retake Mosul from Isis

      The Pentagon took the unusual step on Thursday of disclosing plans for an Iraqi-led attempt to retake Mosul, Iraq’s...

    27. February 19, 2015

      Obama’s muddled stance in the war against Isis

      The war on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is still in its early stages. Yet President Barack Obama is risking a...

    28. February 19, 2015

      Isis is not about Islam, says Obama

      Violent extremists in Syria and Iraq have nothing to do with Islam, President Barack Obama said on Thursday, as he tried to...

    29. February 19, 2015

      Slaughter of Egyptians signals Isis intent in Libya

      With porous borders, a plentiful supply of weapons and Europe a boat ride away, the vast and largely ungoverned state of...

    30. February 18, 2015

      The hideous dialectic of Isis savagery

      Last weekend’s ritualised slaughter of Egyptian Coptic Christian migrant workers in Libya by masked jihadis adhering to the...

    31. FT Photo Diary

      February 18, 2015

      Lampedusa arrivals

      Immigrants wait to board a ship on Wednesday in Lampedusa, Italy. Hundreds of migrants have recently arrived in Lampedusa...

    32. February 16, 2015

      Expectations low for US extremism summit

      The White House is facing mounting scepticism that its high-profile summit on violent extremism this week will help to...

    33. February 16, 2015

      Renzi plays down talk of Libya intervention by Italy

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, on Monday sought to play down weekend reports that Italy was preparing to send troops...

    34. February 16, 2015

      Denmark wakes up to danger of home-grown extremism

      Danish shootings As a picture began to emerge on Monday of the perpetrator of the Copenhagen terror attacks at the weekend,...

    35. February 15, 2015

      Two charged in connection with Copenhagen attacks

      Danish shootings Police investigating the terror killings in Copenhagen at the weekend said they had arrested and charged...

    36. February 15, 2015

      Egyptian air strikes target Isis in Libya

      The Egyptian military said it carried out dawn air strikes on Monday against groups in Libya affiliated with Islamic State...

    37. February 13, 2015

      Isis repelled in raid on Iraqi base hosting US forces

      An attack by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or Isis, fighters on a remote Iraqi air base hosting hundreds of US...

    38. The World

      February 11, 2015

      Walker takes the biscuit as he talks about cheese

      Scott Walker, governor of Wisconsin and one of the early frontrunners in a crowded field of possible Republican...

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