Syria’s opposition needs to bide its time

The bad news for everyone need not be bad for the moderate forces, writes Bassma Kodmani


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

Turkey hits back at western Isis criticism

Ankara calls on partners to stop foreign fighters

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

Look to Syria to halt the march of Isis

The Assad government may be evil – but it is a lesser evil, writes Richard Haass

Libya’s neighbours call for international help

Fears that lawlessness could spill into other countries

Israel halves rate to lowest level yet

Tourism and exports hit by foreign reaction to Gaza operation

Hero of revolution wages war on Libyan government

Militia leader Badi tries to maintain Islamist domination

US journalist freed by al-Qaeda linked group

Freeing of Peter Theo Curtis follows murder of Foley

Isis militants seize Syrian military base

Capture of Tabqa is a blow for Assad in Raqqa province

Iran claims to have downed Israeli drone

Tehran alleges aircraft trying to spy on Natanz nuclear facility

Isis gains hit business in Iraqi Kurdistan

Investors sit tight and hope for the best

Opaque structure adds to Isis challenge

Identifying leaders prioritised over counting fighters

Militia claims control of Tripoli airport

Islamist forces seize international hub after weeks of fighting

Car bomb hits Iraqi regional capital

Kirkuk also hit by three explosions on Saturday, leaving at least 18 dead

We cannot visit our Syria failure on Iraq

Our friends will be watching our actions, and so will our enemies