If it follows normal navigation rules, 'the most powerful Russian naval task force to sail in northern Europe since 2014' will pass through the British side of the Channel - hours after Theresa May demanded 'a robust stance in the face of Russian aggression'
'At this time there is no reporting of downed coalition aircraft of any kind' CENTCOM say
Syrian president also accuses Nobel Prize-nominated White Helmets of being the face of a terror group
Royal Navy ships are currently escorting the Russian fleet past UK waters on its way to Syria
US support for Kurdish troops in the fight against Isis in Syria and Iraq is a major source of tension between the two allies
Warships carrying fighter bombers will pass the UK on their way to the Syrian coast at the same time as three-day-long humanitarian truce in besieged city takes hold
'This is not a friendly port call,' says diplomat as two Royal Navy destroyers prepare to meet a Russian taskforce as it sails through the English Channel, reportedly heading for Syria
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Around 90 per cent of the appeals against 'subsidiary protection' orders have been successful
Iraqi forces consolidate gains made in first two days of fighting as France calls for emergency meetings in Paris on how to defeat group once and for all
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Huge military operation to remove the group from its last Iraqi stronghold could spark exodus of fighters back to European countries, security commissioner says
'Millions of refugees are homeless, hundreds of thousands of others are starved, under siege, they are human beings who are suffering a small holocaust'
Kurdish Peshmerga forces reported clearing seven villages of Isis militants despite suicide bomb attacks after long-awaited offensive to retake Iraqi city of Mosul announced
Over the past nine years 2,748 young people who have spent their formative years in the UK have been returned to countries including Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Libya and Syria – because their right to stay usually ends on their 18th birthdays
The entire Isis caliphate army could be directed against the Assad government and its allies – a scenario which might cause some satisfaction in Washington