Menacing Isis gains in Iraq and Syria

A Sunni alternative to the jihadis fell along with Ramadi

Isis in position to advance on Damascus

Some locals cheer beheadings of informants and state officials

Isis rivals make bin Laden look soft

Light cast on fierce competition between jihadi groups

Will widening Taliban offensive target a major Afghan city?

US sanctions Iraq airline over Iran case

Order imposes economic clamp on al-Naser

Isis militants control half of Syria

Pro-opposition locals say jihadis ‘more merciful’ than Assad

Isis blows hole in Obama’s Iraq strategy

Fall of Ramadi exposes deep flaws in US campaign

Doubt cast on Iraq PM’s control of war

Al-Abadi leans on Shia militia after Isis capture city

The battle for Ramadi

Isis tightens grip on capital of Sunni-dominated Anbar province

Ramadi is symbol of a hollowed-out state

Years of graft and strife have left neither the means nor narrative to defend Iraq as a nation-state

Shia militias head to Ramadi to face Isis

Hundreds trapped in districts on the edge of the city, residents say

Isis claims to have captured Ramadi

Iraqi PM urges volunteers to help reclaim city from jihadis

The ghosts of Iraq future

Botched intervention still defines those jockeying for US power

Middle East: Taking liberties

A lack of belief puts citizens in greater danger than belonging to a religious minority

Worst ills of Mideast start in classrooms

Civic institutions — and decent public education — are the outcome of a culture of co-operation

Isis claims Texas exhibition attack

Unclear what role jihadi group played in assault on collection of drawings depicting Mohammed

Sacking of Tikrit highlights Iraq tensions

Shia militias destroyed scores of houses, according to witnesses

A US hawk ponders the big prey in 2016

A famous US hawk considers adding his name to the field of Republican candidates

Saddam ex-deputy reported killed in Iraq

‘King of Clubs’ shot dead, according to army officer

Iraq fails to halt Isis advance in Anbar

Move to lower reliance on Shia militias leads to jihadist gains