Israeli strike kills 3 Hamas commanders

War in Gaza appears to enter new phase of targeted killings


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

Deranged killers who pose as terrorists

The disturbed and the deluded swell the ranks of the black-clad army, writes Gautam Malkani

Germany agrees to arm Iraq

Western resolve strengthened by journalist’s murder

Extreme violence lies in Isis DNA

Successor to al-Qaeda in Iraq espouses same extreme violence

Cameron tackles jihadi threat to UK

PM cuts short holiday as identifying Foley killer becomes top priority

Defeating Isis likely to take years, warn analysts

Taking on insurgents will be far harder than fighting al-Qaeda

Iran hardliners impeach reformist minister

Rouhani power struggle with Islamic regime intensifies

Hamas accuses Israel of targeting chief

Air strike kills wife and son of military leader

Iraq’s elusive political consensus

Shia, Sunni and Kurds must make difficult compromises to keep the country together

Donors demand Israel lifts Gaza blockade

UN agencies urge that regime be relaxed to help reconstruction

Isis claims to behead US journalist

UK foreign secretary says video appears genuine

Kurds take tough line in government talks

Premier-designate Abadi races to form cabinet

Rockets prompt Israel to end Gaza talks

Negotiators leave truce talks as conflict resumes

Iraqi forces fail to retake Tikrit

Fighting comes as pontiff calls for UN action to stop Isis

Yemen’s Shia rebels threaten transition

Surge in sectarian violence could spoil unity moves

Kurds retake Mosul dam from Isis

US air strikes pave way for morale boosting victory

Britain’s options to fight Isis

PM signals more muscular interventionist stance against Isis

Dubai and S Korea sign investments deal

Emirate expands commercial hub role as Asian state eyes Africa

New Iraq leader will fail without support

It seems political chiefs installed by the US never want to leave office

Kurdish forces encircle Mosul dam