Isis is under pressure on almost every front in Iraq and Syria. It cannot withstand ground attacks backed by precision bombing from the US-led air armada and the same is true of the Syrian army supported by Russian bombers
Too late did Erdogan realise the cost of the role he had chosen for his country – when you can no longer trust your army, there are serious issues that need to be addressed
US President voices his support for the 'democratically-elected' government of Turkey
At some point, we in the West are going to have to learn that if we intervene militarily in Mali or Iraq or Libya or Syria or interfere in Turkey, or Egypt, or the Gulf, or the Maghreb – then we will not be safe 'at home'
Some Syrian army commanders say al-Nusra Front is becoming a more formidable force than Isis, writes Robert Fisk
'We need to educate them not to travel there in the first place. If I told the police they would then arrest me and my children,' one parent said
Only now, some three months after the Russian-aided Syrian army retook Palmyra, are the full horrors of the Isis regime coming to light. But, as Robert Fisk writes, the ongoing battle to banish Isis means there is no end to the atrocities in sight
Colvin and French photographer Remi Ochlik died in the besieged Syrian city of Homs in 2012
Attempts have been made to rescue Yazidi women and girls taken by Isis, but those who try are often killed
'They were extremely brutal, killing women and the elderly who did not obey them,' the former jihadist said
Savage attacks in Turkey, Bangladesh, Iraq and Saudi Arabia should convince Muslim nations and the West that they share a common enemy
The publication of the Chilcot report promises to provide a damning indictment of our government, but, asks Patrick Cockburn, have the lessons of this sorry saga been learnt?
The three suspected suicide attackers were all from parts of the former USSR
'I was a maths teacher. I shot him in the back of the head. Three times. I felt nothing. Now I regret.'
Russia would get US military cooperation in exchange for help with the Assad regime
There used to be a genuine if imperfect mosaic of tolerance in the Islamic world, according to Islamic scholar Tarif Khalidi