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    US hints at ground troops role against Isis

    US military leaders have suggested for the first time that US ground troops could become directly involved in combating...

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    Turkey considers buffer zone with Syria and Iraq to contain Isis

    Turkey’s military has begun drawing up plans for a buffer zone on its southern border as it confronts the risk of violent...

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    14 hours ago

    US must work harder to win over Arab regimes on Isis

    The US administration is trying to convince its populace and the world that it is successfully forging a new alliance in the...

  2. September 15, 2014

    British forces do not know location of Isis hostage, says Hammond

    British forces are unable to rescue hostages being held by Islamist militants because they do not know where they are being...

  3. September 15, 2014

    US launches first air strikes to help Iraqi military

    The US has conducted its first air strikes in support of the Iraqi military since President Barack Obama last week launched...

  4. September 15, 2014

    Think Lebanon rather than D-Day in campaign against Isis

    From US air power above to the grassroots intelligence contacts of Turkish, Kurdish and Iranian security apparatus on the...

  5. September 14, 2014

    Qatar urges west to back Syrian moderates against Assad

    Qatar’s foreign minister is seeking to refocus the world’s attention on the “terrorism” of the Syrian regime, urging the...

  6. September 14, 2014

    Cameron says Briton’s beheading will strengthen UK resolve against Isis

    David Cameron insisted the first killing of a British captive by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant would only...

  7. September 14, 2014

    Isis militants say UK aid worker beheaded

    Jihadi militants have released a video that appears to show the beheading of David Haines, a British aid worker, in a...

  8. September 11, 2014

    No 10 corrects Hammond gaffe on Syria

    Downing St was forced to clarify Britain’s potential role in the looming international military action in the Middle East...

  9. September 11, 2014

    Doubts raised over US use of Somalia strategy in Isis campaign

    Somalia once represented a foreign policy humiliation for the US. So many Somalis were surprised that the US campaign...

  10. September 11, 2014

    US builds support for new Isis strategy

    The Obama administration moved on Thursday to secure military and financial backing from Arab leaders, European allies and...

  11. September 11, 2014

    Isis fighters in Syria brace for western attack

    As western powers ponder when and how to strike the Syrian bases of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the group –...

  12. September 11, 2014

    America must leave the defeat of Isis to local states

    Can the US “degrade and ultimately destroy” the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or Isis, as President Barack Obama promised...

  13. FT Photo Diary

    September 11, 2014

    Fijian peacekeepers released

    Baz Ratner/Reuters Fijian U.N. peacekeepers released by al-Qaeda-linked group Nusra Front in Syria on Thursday, gesture from...

  14. September 11, 2014

    Iraq gives cautious welcome to US military intervention

    Sunni and Shia Iraqis cautiously welcomed the prospect of more robust US intervention in their country to combat Islamist...

  15. September 11, 2014

    Captive UN peacekeepers ‘freed’ in Syria

    A group of 44 UN peacekeepers from Fiji held captive by Islamist militants for two weeks in Syria have been freed, two...

  16. September 11, 2014

    Obama’s bold ambition at odds with strategic caution

    In Washington politics, there are few more toxic phrases than “leading from behind”. It was coined by an Obama...

  17. September 10, 2014

    Obama prepares US for ‘steady, relentless’ war with Isis

    Barack Obama has prepared the US for a “steady, relentless” war with Islamic militants in a speech to his nation that...

  18. September 10, 2014

    US faces deep mistrust in garnering Arab support for Isis battle

    The US effort to rally Middle East governments to confront the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is facing a deep well of...

  19. September 10, 2014

    Blast kills Syrian rebel group leadership

    An explosion targeting a secret meeting of one of Syria’s biggest rebel groups has wiped out its top leadership, a...

  20. September 9, 2014

    Islamist threat: Players in the regional drama

    JORDAN The Sunni Muslim state is an important US regional ally and will be a central part of any future coalition against...

  21. September 9, 2014

    Barack Obama prepares ground for fresh military action

    Barack Obama has launched a process familiar in Washington but rare during his own time in office – of preparing the...

  22. September 9, 2014

    Kuwait clamps down on terror financing

    Kuwait has vowed to pursue legal action against its nationals designated as “terrorist financiers” as Arab states seek to...

  23. September 9, 2014

    Barack Obama’s restless supporters succumb to seven year itch

    In 2014 the world has grown suddenly weary of Barack Obama. The president’s sorrows are coming not as single spies but in...

  24. September 9, 2014

    Obama vows to target Isis militants ‘wherever they are located’

    Barack Obama will “go after” the Islamic militant group in northern Iraq and Syria and their assets “wherever they are...

  25. September 8, 2014

    Why investors are ignoring war, terror and turmoil

    At the beginning of the year, I gave a talk about “geopolitical risk” to a big conference of investors. I trotted briskly...

  26. September 7, 2014

    Obama to set out strategy to defeat Islamist militants

    President Barack Obama will use a speech on Wednesday to make the case for a prolonged military campaign against Islamist...

  27. FT Photo Diary

    September 5, 2014

    Syria in sight

    Jack Guez/AFP European members of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) watch through binoculars the...

  28. September 5, 2014

    Americans grow willing to accept military intervention

    The beheading of two American journalists is helping to establish what Syria’s chemical weapons, the aggression of Vladimir...

  29. September 5, 2014

    Isis targets Sunni minority as it sets its sights on Lebanon

    The scene has become disturbingly common – a man forced to the ground, his throat slit by a masked militant. But the man in...

  30. September 4, 2014

    Turkey at growing risk from Isis backlash

    Along Turkey’s long and porous border with Syria, people have become accustomed to seeing foreign fighters on their way to...

  31. September 4, 2014

    Putin’s Ukraine offensive puts Obama on the defensive

    After admitting last week that “we do not have a strategy yet” for dealing with the Islamist militants in Syria who have...

  32. September 4, 2014

    Isis sends a gruesome message but reveals little about itself

    When Osama bin Laden wanted to deliver a message to the west, he summoned a journalist or a television network. Before the...

  33. September 4, 2014

    Israelis watch nervously as Islamists close in on Golan border

    Militant Islamist fighters, some flying the black flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis), have over the...

  34. September 4, 2014

    David Cameron cautions on unilateral response to conflicts

    Wales battens down for Nato summit David Cameron said Nato would not take military action in the conflicts in the Middle...

  35. September 3, 2014

    Cameron to hold talks with Obama on Isis threat

    David Cameron will meet Barack Obama on Thursday to discuss widening military action against jihadi extremists, with the UK...

  36. September 3, 2014

    Turkey’s clampdown on Isis bearing fruit in border areas

    Turkey has tightened control of its border to cut the flow of funds and fighters to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant...

  37. September 3, 2014

    Barack Obama promises to end Isis threat

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday said he would not be intimidated by the murder of a second American journalist by...

  38. September 2, 2014

    Barack Obama must seize his Nato moment

    Barack Obama joins fellow Nato leaders this week for the Atlantic alliance’s most critical meeting in years. After a summer...

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