Sir John Chilcot, who heads the much-delayed inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war, has consistently turned down extra help to speed up proceedings, says the cabinet secretary.
At least 100 people are killed by a suicide bomb blast in a town just 20 miles from Iraq's capital Baghdad. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
A deal on Iran's nuclear programme would be a historic event - but it could come at the expense of angering some of the US's staunchest allies.
Seeing our camera and tripod, tourists around St Paul's and Aldgate constantly approach to ask what is going on. No need for any inquiries a decade ago as the streets fell empty.
Kurdish fighters reportedly advance to within 30 miles of the Islamic State group's stronghold of Raqqa, while pro-Assad forces battle Sunni militants on the Lebanese border.
Online images show the public destruction of a series of statues from the ancient site of Palmyra.
In the wake of the Tunisia attack, the prime minister and defence secretary call for MPs to consider if Britain should send its warplanes to bomb the self-styled Islamic State group in Syria.
David Cameron says only the US has hit the Islamic State group with more air strikes than Britain. Is the UK really doing enough in Iraq?
Helly Luv sings for peace in the Kurdish conflict against Islamic State, but her music videos are rife with weapons and images of war - so how does she reconcile the two?