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Islamic State: International pledge to use any means necessary to defeat Isis ‘throat-slitters’

Twenty-six nations, including Russia, China and 10 Arab states, pledged yesterday to fight the terrorist group Isis “by any means necessary”.

The aftermath of an airstrike on the Al Chaar neighbourhood in Aleppo in July. Syria has warned that action without the cooperation of its government would be a “big mistake” and a “big crime”

Islamic State: Air strikes on Isis in Syria could be illegal

David Cameron has been warned that UK air strikes against Isis in Syria could be illegal under international law.

An undated handout photo released by the Foreign Office with the permission of his family, showing Alan Henning at a refugee camp on the Syrian-Turkish border

Alan Henning: Friends tell of disbelief at Isis threat to behead 'family man with a heart of gold'

The former taxi driver was abducted while volunteering with a charity in Syria

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Islamic State: Iran rejects requests to help fight Isis in international coalition

Country turned down invitation to attend international summit in Paris

Fighters of the Islamic State wave the group's flag from a damaged display of a government fighter jet following the battle for the Tabqa air base, in Raqqa, Syria

How Isis became the wealthiest terror group in history

Islamic State militants are better resourced than any other terrorist group, according to intelligence officials

The US Secretary of State John Kerry at a Gulf co-operation meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, yesterday

Islamic State: Saudi Arabia, UAE and other Arab nations could join US air strikes against Isis

The US Secretary of State has been touring the Middle East in coalition effort

A still from a video showing David Haines with captor

Jihadi John': MI5 may have identified Isis militant who killed David Haines but options limited

Any operation to arrest militants would risk deaths of more hostages

French President Francois Hollande (R) and Iraq's President Fuad Masum

Islamic State: Britain backs international pledge to use military action 'if necessary' against Isis

David Cameron expected to call for British air strikes after Scottish referendum

An undated handout photo released by the Foreign Office with the permission of his family, showing Alan Henning at a refugee camp on the Syrian-Turkish border

Alan Henning: Second British hostage in Isis beheading video named as 'kind and funny' aid worker from Salford

Those who met Mr Henning before his capture in Syria say he was ‘genuinely trying to help the Syrian refugee crisis’

Pope Francis prays in the military cemetary of the World War I memorial of Redipuglia, near Gorizia, northern Italy

Pope Francis says global conflict is now so bad that we are effectively involved in 'piecemeal Third World War'

Comments came just hours before Islamic State released a new video showing the beheading of British hostage David Haines

Isis militiamen parade in a captured Iraqi army jeep down a main road in Mosul, which the US is now targeting

Islamic State: US intelligence agencies remain uncertain about danger posed by Isis

Hours before President Obama announced a new US military offensive against the Islamic State, one of his top counter­terrorism officials testified to Congress that the al-Qaeda offshoot had an estimated 10,000 fighters.

The jihadi flag of the Islamic State (IS)

Isis vs Isil vs Islamic State: What do they mean – and why does it matter?

What is behind the three different names for the Islamic State militants?

An F/A-18C Hornet coming from Iraq lands on the flight deck of the US navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush on August 15, 2014 in the Gulf

Tony Abbott brands Isis a 'death cult' – and says Australia will send military force to fight extremists

Australia will contribute up to 10 military aircraft to the campaign against Islamic State extremists in Syria and Iraq, the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said.

The Islamic State (Isis) has released a video puporting to show the beheading of the British hostage and aid worker David Haines. The video shows Mr Haines, who was captured by militants in Syria in 2013, wearing an orange jumpsuit and kneeling in the desert while he reads a pre-prepared script. It later shows what appears to be the aid worker's body.

David Haines beheading video: Clues could hint at timing and location of Isis footage

Video seems to have been taken at site near previous two, and appears to have been shot recently

Briton David Haines' killing by Isis fighters is released in a new video

David Haines: British aid worker killed by Isis militant 'helped whoever needed it, regardless of race, creed or religion'

The Briton, executed by Isis in a newly released video, worked for humanitarian efforts in Croatia, Libya, Sudan and Syria

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