Isis claimed the plane had been shot down, but did not take responsibility
'We are, right now, in a prison. Two nights ago, in the potatoes, we saw a small animal,' says inmate at refugee detention centre on Greek island near Turkey
Laachraoui is believed to have had the technical training that could mean he was the armourer of the operation
Military analysts in the US said the importance of insight gained using the documents 'cannot be overstated'
Group looks at ways to increase incomes - including fines for not being able to answer questions on the Quran
The scaling back of search and rescue operations 'created the conditions that led to massive loss of life', the damning report states
Since 2001, Patrick Cockburn has provided peerless reporting of the wars that have torn apart the Middle East and created the conditions in which Al-Qaeda and Islamic State have grown and flourished. In the first of a series of excerpts from his new book, he combines eyewitness accounts of the battles for Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya and beyond with an explanation of what these conflicts have in common – and how they were reported or misreported at the time
The dozen refugees taken to the Vatican will stand as an example to leaders and governments to do the right thing
'As civilians flee Isis fighters, Turkey is responding with live ammunition instead of compassion'
The latest in a line of dictator-kitsch watches – featuring the likes of Saddam Hussein and Mao Zedong – causes a stir
According to research, 95 per cent of Twitter users linked to Isis simply set up new accounts after getting banned
The Russian ministry of defence said initial investigations showed the aircraft was not shot down
'A dark day for the Refugee Convention, a dark day for Europe and a dark day for humanity'
Isis militants overran the Al Badia cement plant during an advance north-east of Damascus
'Our father was a man who served his city and country for decades. His murder was ugly and shameful'
The EU has started to deport people back to a country accused of shooting Syrian refugees