Iraqi Kurds retake besieged Mt Sinjar

Hundreds freed from Isis mountaintop stronghold

Claims of murder by army found to be lies

Inquiry rejects Iraqi detainees’ allegations against UK soldiers

Higher Kurdish oil exports expected

Volumes could reach 800,000 barrels a day in 2015, minister says

China offers to help Iraq defeat extremists

Any assistance from Beijing would be outside US-led coalition

UK spy chiefs asked for CIA report deletions

Downing Street contradicts denials on Senate torture summary

Isis extends its reach among militants

The group has not yet displaced existing threats from the Muslim world, writes Ahmed Rashid

Shifts and shocks on the soft power scale

The US tops the list for the Monocle Magazine survey, bumping Germany into second

Iraqi PM faces dilemma in military reform

Changing commanders too quickly could exacerbate security woes

Iranian jets attack Isis in eastern Iraq

US declines to confirm it co-ordinated with Tehran

Ahmed al-Darawy was a pro-democracy activist who ran for parliament, but became disillusioned after Egypt's 2013 military coup. He died fighting for Isis
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The Arab spring idealist who died for Isis

Egyptian’s radicalisation a story of despair, say friends

Iraq and Kurds end dispute over oil

Victory for PM Haider al-Abadi and forces confronting Isis

Lebanon claims arrest of Isis chief’s wife

Iraqi woman and child detained at border crossing with Syria

Nato offers resources to fight Isis

Request for assistance would be ‘pushing at an open door’

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

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