Turkey allows Kurds to relieve Kobani

Shift in policy as US drops weapons to city’s defenders

Iraq appoints new security chiefs

Sunni and Shia to hold sensitive interior and defence posts

Isis

Mind your metadata, Isis warns followers

Manual advises jihadis on cyber blackout to avoid attack

Obama pressed to expand war on Isis

Allies urge involvement of US troops in combat in Iraq

Britain redeploys drones to fight Isis

RAF’s Reaper fleet likely to operate from inside Iraq

Kurds declare advance on Kobani

Key positions retaken as Americans attack Islamist ground forces

Isis makes big ‘gains’, says general

Coalition chief Allen says militants advancing in Iraq and Syria

Crisis hits Iraq’s ability to pay for war

Baghdad’s financial disarray is largely legacy from former regime

Isis seizes key military base in Iraq

Victory means Islamist fighters can attack Ramadi from two sides

Iraqi Kurds send aid to Syrian counterparts

Weapons and equipment dispatched to fend off jihadis

Drone strikes on Isis loom large

Allies’ strategy against jihadi network likely to come into focus

Isis still on the front foot in Iraq

Jihadis winning in Anbar as world attention is focused on Kobani

Memoirs criticise White House over Iraq

Ex-CIA director and ambassador publish attacks on strategy

Isis close in on Kobani despite air raids

Jihadi fighters within sight of goal hit by heavy US-led attacks

Jordan crackdown on homegrown Islamists

Jordan is key Arab member of US-led campaign against Isis

Turkey clashes with US over rise of Isis

Erdogan furious after Biden says allies are ‘largest problem’

Cameron vows to hunt down Henning’s killers

UK will use ‘all assets’ to hunt down Isis terrorists

Republicans raise Isis fears in election

Candidates attack Obama over terror policy in campaign ads

UN envoy tells Iraq and Kurds to unite

Mladenov says political differences imperil fight against Isis

Turkey approves use of force against Isis

Doubts over US-led campaign persist despite authorisation

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