Rebel Shias set to take role in Yemen

Deal brokered after four days of heavy fighting in Sana’a


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

Turkish hostage release raises questions

It remains unclear why Isis agreed to set free captives

US expects allies to join Isis air strikes

UN ambassador says powers have agreed to joint action

Clinton works behind the scenes for Jordan

Former president urges investment amid Syrian refugee influx

Blast in central Cairo kills at least two

Attack is latest targeting Egyptian security services

Libyan Islamists push hardline agenda

Three years after Gaddafi was overthrown the country is in chaos

Sukuk issue to boost Dubai’s ambitions

City seeks to become hub for emerging markets

Turkey opens border to 60,000 Syrian Kurds

Country also secures release of 49 hostages captured in Iraq

Bahrain reforms receive lukewarm response

Opposition sceptical of crown prince’s proposals

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