Germany to ship weapons to Iraqi Kurds

Berlin says materiel could equip a 4,000-strong brigade

Analysis

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: info@eyevine.com www.eyevine.com ©Eyevine
Although US air strikes have stalled the jihadi group, there is no consensus on how to beat it
– FT Reporters

Sisi unveils $8bn Suez Canal investment

Egypt president kicks off first phase in vast public works scheme

Israel appropriates 990 acres in West Bank

Move criticised as biggest seizure of Palestinian land in three decades

UK weighs ban on return of local jihadis

Downing St set to announce further counterterror measures

Israel shoots down drone in Golan

Peacekeepers also come under fire as security deteriorates

Obama gaffe reflects divisions on Isis

President provides fodder for critics who see him as indecisive

Britain raises terror threat level to ‘severe’

Government says groups in Syria and Iraq are planning attacks

Iraq’s minorities squeezed from homeland

Sunni and Shia struggle could make exile permanent

Obama damps speculation of Syria strikes

US military to prepare ‘range of options’ against Isis

UK to unveil anti-Isis plan at EU summit

Call for four ‘urgent’ steps to counter Islamist threat

Armed Syrian group detains 43 peacekeepers

Fighting between rebels and Assad regime intensifies in Golan Heights

Gaza fishermen view meagre catch

Israel allows doubling of three-mile fishing limit in ceasefire

Syria’s opposition needs to bide its time

The bad news for everyone need not be bad for the moderates

Turkey hits back at western Isis criticism

Palestinians gather after ceasefire agreement

War in Gaza: winners and losers

Some players strengthened and others weakened

UAE and Egypt warned over Libya raids

Fears outside interference exacerbates divisions

Israel and Hamas agree open-ended truce

Hopes rise of end to 7-week-old Gaza war

US considers air strikes on Isis in Syria

Pentagon deploys spy drones in readiness for attacks

Iraqi Kurds fear infiltration by Isis

Gun market does brisk business as suspicions grow