Isis was quick to understand a truth the West must now confront: that the national borders imposed by colonial powers 100 years go are becoming meaningless, says Robert Fisk
'What about playing the anthems of all the other nations who have suffered from terrorist attacks?'
The terror organisation has extended its influence at an alarming rate
'There was heavy cloud, which may have encouraged the terrorists to assume that they were safe from air attack'
Only the total destruction of the terrorist group, through US air support for Assad’s ground forces, can keep Europe safe
Locals described seeing clumps of hair, bones, money and keys in the mass grave
Cathy Otten is the only journalist with access to the US-Kurdish control room in Irbil as the key city was retaken - but it was not all good news
Martyrdom for the faith is the group's central feature
Kurdish forces, backed by the US, have launched an attack aimed at reclaiming the northern Iraqi town from the militants. It comes a year after jihadists took over the area, massacring hundreds of Yazidis
The first President Bush ('41') was known for his discretion and moderation. But in Jon Meacham's Destiny and Power, he has opened up about his own son George, the baleful effect of his advisers on '43' and the Republicans' alarming lurch to the right
Isis and other Islamist groups were said to be the main culprits by Aid to the Church in Need
Hassan Abu Ahmed had not seen daylight for five months, then he heard the drones coming
The demolition of Palmyra's ruins is nothing new. By accident or design, great buildings and monuments have always been toppled. And as James Crawford says in his new book, the question has always been what to do in the aftermath
This is not about being against war. It’s about being against making terrible wars worse
The Labour leader wants a political solution involving big regional powers
Catherine West, a shadow foreign minister, told Stop the War event that Labour would speak to the pressure group if and when the Government submits proposals to bomb Syria