Sixty killed in Iraq mosque massacre

Government talks halted after gunmen kill 60 at Friday prayers


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

We cannot visit our Syria failure on Iraq

Our friends will be watching our actions closely, and so will our enemies, writes Liam Fox

Former defence secretary Liam Fox

UK should bomb jihadis in Iraq, says Fox

Former defence secretary challenges PM’s Middle East strategy

White House resists Pentagon’s Iraq advice

Obama holds off from extending reach of campaign to Syria

Anti-Semitism is a menace to us all

Criticism of Israel should not extend to Jews worldwide

Hamas kills alleged Israeli spies

Suspected collaborators were shot dead in a crackdown

US signals escalation in Isis fight

Militant group ‘beyond anything we’ve seen’, says defence secretary

Kurds hone battlefield skills against Isis

Jihadists’ guerrilla tactics shock peshmerga fighters

Use Assad to defeat Isis, says Rifkind

Senior British MP warns against being ‘squeamish’ about methods

C6AEKP Dried riverbed of Zayandeh river with Khaju Bridge in background, Isfahan Iran.

Iran: Dried out

Poor planning, populist policies and drought have contributed to a critical water shortage

Mystery of drop into Isis military base

StanChart’s NY settlement draws UAE ire

Gulf state warns of possible litigation from customers

Israeli strike kills 3 Hamas commanders

Gaza war appears to enter new phase of targeted killings

Deranged killers who pose as terrorists

The disturbed and the deluded swell the ranks of a black-clad army

Germany agrees to arm Iraq

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