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Only by destroying Isis forces on the battlefield can there be a possible end to years of bloodshed
The north coast of Lesbos is ground zero for the refugee traffic because it is much the closest point to Turkey
West’s diplomatic efforts must focus on fostering alliances
Plans to recapture a vital town on Syria's border with Turkey could transform the fight against the jihadists
Q. I have been trying to book flights from Luton to Istanbul with easyJet for the summer but they have still not gone on sale. easyJet is offering flights to Istanbul only up to March. Is it feasible that it'll quietly axe such a seemingly prosperous business and tourist route for summer 2014? Dom Wood
What to see and where to go
If you were inventing a restaurant to promote London's scene it would, surely, be this: Korean street food in Hoxton. It's got in-flight magazine article all over it: "Visitors to London will love this edgy eatery." Shudder.
More than 16 people have been arrested since the beginning of the year amid rising fears of Britons being linked to fighting in Syria, it was reported.
Incident came amid riots last summer which saw at least seven people killed
Scotsman could join Didier Drogba and Wesley Sneijder in Turkey
The two Western powers could withdraw support from the rebels unless they attend
A major new social-attitudes survey on head covering in the Middle East finds that few people are in favour of the burka
Premier dismisses police officers after corruption probe orchestrated by exiled preacher, Fethullah Gulen
Wesley Sneijder goal separates the sides
The Galatasaray striker says he would do it again, despite facing action
They hope a ‘hearts and minds’ campaign – promising extra aid and public services in opposition-held areas – will help counter similar efforts by more radical Muslim groups