post 19 November 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: Is the Islamic State group on the back foot in Syria and Iraq?

The so-called Islamic State has shown itself capable of striking civilian targets in western Europe. But is the terror group on the back foot in its heartlands of Iraq and Syria?

post 14 November 2015
Read more from Jon on Snowblog Paris attacks: Middle East's wars arrive in Europe

We have arrived at a crossroads. Few can have believed that the bloody killings of Charlie Hebdo's staff would be the end of it.

article 13 November 2015 World, Iraq
Islamic State 'defeated' by Kurds in Sinjar

Kurdish fighters say they have seized a key Iraqi town from Islamic State after a military offensive supported by US-led coalition aircraft.

post 09 November 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: How does IS fund its reign of terror?

The so-called Islamic State group (IS) wants to expand its self-proclaimed Caliphate from Syria and Iraq to other parts of the Middle East, North Africa and even Europe. How will this be funded?

article 02 November 2015 UK, Greece
Refugees and migrants travel two billion miles in 2015

Migrants and refugees travelling to Europe to apply for asylum in 2015 have collectively travelled two billion miles, Channel 4 News can reveal.

post 29 October 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Chilcot gives a timetable - of sorts

The Chilcot blame game is in full flight today, everyone trying to make sure the public and the relatives of those who were killed or injured in Iraq don't blame them for the long, long wait.

post 29 October 2015
Read more from Jon on Snowblog Chilcot Inquiry: a very British farce

Who amongst us will ever read all two million words of Chilcot's collected prose? And even if we do, will guilt, innocence, madness, patriotism, or anything else be clear enough for anyone to discern.

article 01 October 2015 World, Iraq
Syria: child soldiers of the caliphate

An exclusive film reveals how Isis in Syria and Iraq systematically recruits children as young as eight to become soldiers and suicide bombers, and exacts brutal punishment on those who defy them.

post 26 August 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Chilcot Iraq war report: a timetable for a timetable

Sir John Chilcot has relented and said he will publish a timetable for his report ... but not just yet.

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