Bahrain reforms receive lukewarm response

Opposition sceptical of crown prince’s proposals


June 2014 - Iraq: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), release images purported to show scores of captured Iraqi soldiers being killed. The images show masked fighters loading the captives on trucks before forcing them to lie face-down in a shallow ditch with their arms tied behind their backs. The final pictures show bodies soaked in blood after being shot. (POLARIS) / eyevine For further information please contact eyevine tel: +44 (0) 20 8709 8709 e-mail: ©Eyevine
Although US air strikes have stalled the jihadi group, there is no consensus on how to beat it
– FT Reporters

Yemeni Houthi militants clash with army

Fears that sectarian violence could derail democratic transition

Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey

Country opens border a day after Isis seizes 24 villages in the region

Kentucky town backs Obama’s return to Iraq

In and around Fort Campbell a readiness for battle pervades

France launches air strikes in Iraq

French fighter jets ‘completely destroy’ Isis depot

Palestinian-Israeli business ties set back

Gaza war freezes commerce drive

Obama’s isolation deepens over Isis

President faces disquiet from the military and his own party

Isis fighters surround Syria Kurdish town

Militias plead for help from Turkish Kurds

EU freeze on Iran bank assets rejected

Move calls into question use of unnamed intelligence sources

Isis beheading plan thwarted in Australia

Police arrest 15 people in raids in Sydney and Brisbane

For or against Isis, Iran must choose

Tehran will show its true colours in its actions on the caliphate

Warning over Isis cyber threat

Al-Qaeda groups offer support to Isis

North African and Yemeni branches defy official leadership

Iraq PM rules out foreign ground troops

US insists its forces will not have new combat mission

Syrian Kurds eye greater role in Isis fight

YPG believed to be affiliated with blacklisted terrorist group

Oil battle fuels Africa’s lengthy conflict

Drilling revives 40-year-old fight over Western Sahara’s future

US hints at ground troops for Isis fight

General says US military could join Iraqi soldiers in battle

Turkey considers Isis buffer zone

Southern border seen as exposed to terrorist-held areas

US jets strike Isis to help Iraqi military

First attacks in direct support of Baghdad’s troops

US must win over Arab regimes on Isis

Superpower must explain past failures and demonstrate commitment