Defeat Isis to balance Iran nuclear deal

US should now develop a serious strategy to defeat the terror group, writes Philip Zelikow

Hammond warns of Russian agility in crises

Foreign secretary says need to secure public assent slows response

EU falls short on asylum quota scheme

Setback for burden-sharing plan to help Greece and Italy

Cameron targets advocates of extremism

PM urges help from tech companies, universities and broadcasters

Deutsche and Goldman’s Kurdistan oil war

Seething fury surrounds the handling of competing bond issues in Iraq, writes John Dizard

Fate of Middle East is in Iran’s hands

Tehran can use assets to rebuild its infrastructure, or fund instability, writes Anwar Gargash

Saudis at war with Isis on Twitter

Opponents aim to dissuade would-be suicide bombers

FILE - This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria. Once a vibrant, mixed city considered a bastion of support for President Bashar Assad, the eastern city of Raqqa is now a shell of its former life, transformed by al-Qaida militants into the nucleus of the terror group's version of an Islamic caliphate they hope one day to establish in Syria and Iraq. In rare interviews with The Associated Press, residents and activists in Raqqa describe a city where fear prevails, music has been banned, Christians have to pay religious tax in return for protection and face-veiled women and pistol-wielding men in jihadi uniforms patrol the streets. (AP Photo/militant website, File) isis

Ramadan attacks fit Isis agenda

Atrocities speak to the new face of jihadi violence

Challenge Isis poses for British Muslims

Some communities must do more to stamp out extremist ideology

Isis blocks fuel to northern Syria

Jihadis undermine rebels’ ability to fight

Cameron ‘losing patience’ with Iraq probe

PM angered by repeated delays to Chilcot inquiry report

Victory changes the game for Syria’s Kurds

Town’s seizure strengthens group’s hand in any talks

Pentagon looks at reoccupying Iraqi bases

US advisers would assist Iraqi military through ‘lily-pads’ across north

US steps up battle against Isis in Iraq

Up to 450 new military advisers to be deployed to Anbar province

Battling Isis: A long campaign ahead

What can be done to halt Islamist group’s bloody progress?

Timeline: Key moments since Isis took Mosul

A year after Iraqi forces fled Mosul, Islamists continue to target strategic towns and cities

Iraq calls for more military support against Isis

World is failing in struggle against insurgents, says Abadi

Iraq’s Sunni tribes in rift over Isis

Disputes and jealousies divide militia groups

Over half world’s nations hatching jihadis

Al-Qaeda and Isis have 25,000 new members, UN says

Iraq launches operation to retake Ramadi

Move aimed at countering jibe that troops lack ‘will to fight’

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