article 16 September 2014 UK, Iraq
US air strike targets Islamic State in Iraq

The US carries out its first air strike against Islamic State (IS) militants under a new strategy to defeat the group in Iraq.

article 15 September 2014 UK, Iraq
World leaders back Iraq in fight against IS

World leaders back military measures to help defeat Islamic State fighters in Iraq - but make no mention of the tougher diplomatic challenge in Syria.

article 14 September 2014 UK, Iraq
IS victim's brother - 'he tried to be a better man'

The brother of the British man who was murdered by Islamic state militants says his life was about love, not hatred.

post 14 September 2014
Second British hostage held by Islamic State named

The second British hostage held by Islamic State militants is named as Alan Henning by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

post 14 September 2014
Cameron promises to tackle Islamic State after David Haines murder

The UK will take whatever steps are necessary to combat the Islamic militants responsible for the murder of British aid worker David Haines, the Prime Minister David Cameron says.

post 11 September 2014
Read more from Jon on Snowblog Our obligation to the memory of the victims of 9/11

Have we learned from 9/11? From my own experience reporting sporadically across the region for over three decades, my fear is that we have not.

post 10 September 2014
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog A monumentally important moment in the Obama presidency

With US public opinion increasingly favouring intervention against Islamic State militants, how far is President Obama prepared to go in his speech to the nation tonight?

article 09 September 2014 UK, Iraq
How British Kurds are heading to fight IS

The UK arm of Kurdish guerrilla army the PKK, proscribed by the Home Office as a terrorist organisation, has had a resurgence since its war with IS. Is it time to de-list and arm them?

article 08 September 2014 World, Iraq
Ocalan flags
by Kurdish spring: what are the PKK fighting for?

The PKK could play a key role in the battle against Islamic State, but their roots as Marxist guerrillas leaves the west wary. Channel 4 News looks at how the group is pursuing a Kurdish Spring.

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