Militants crave snacks of west they hate

Rebels demand chocolate and crisps despite forcing cafés to close

Publish drones rules, says ex-UK spy chief

Foreign secretary urged to lift lid on links to US attacks

Isis threat to future global oil supplies

Islamist group is ‘new parameter’ for producers

Saudis link attack on Shia to Isis

First acknowledgment of a domestic attack by the jihadi group

Iraqi forces wrest oil refinery from Isis

Baiji victory seen as milestone in war against Islamist group

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Baghdad and Kurds reach budget deal

First sign of breakthrough in a fraught relationship

Isis declares its own currency

Leader releases audio message after death claims

Unvanquished US neocons surge back

Conservatives feel vindicated as Obama’s foreign policy comes under fire, says Jacob Heilbrunn

Kobani fighters crave blood and batteries

Smugglers offer lifeline to Kurdish fighters

Battle for Iraq: the Iranian connection

US decision to delay its attack on Isis opened door to Tehran in Iraq

Battle for Iraq: the Iranian connection

Iraqi and Iranian insiders say the Obama administration’s decision to wait and insist on the removal of Nouri al-Maliki before taking action strengthened Iran’s position in Iraq

Russia is a bigger challenge than Isis

We are only starting to understand risks posed by Moscow

Egypt militants back Isis

Ansar Beit al-Maqdis group posts 10-minute recording on internet

US doubles Iraq troops to combat Isis

White House signals escalation in campaign against jihadis

Iranian general is new hero in Isis battle

Speculation officer’s rise is move to distract from intelligence failings

We must understand Isis to defeat it

They offer a caliphate and death. Our message must be one of life

Peshmerga fighters head to Syria

Western-backed foreign forces have joined the fight on the ground

Iraqi Kurd fighters enter Kobani

Western-backed foreign forces join the fight on ground in Syria for first time

Web draws western women to jihadi ranks

Networking helps foster ‘jihadi girl power subculture’

Isis shows political sophistication

Damaging cohesion of other states gives reach beyond caliphate