Middle East


article 15 October 2014 World, Israel
Mosab Hassan Yousuf
My father was a Hamas leader. I was an Israeli spy

It's not surprising that Mosab Hassan Yousef's life has been turned into a film. He is the son of a Hamas founder who became a key informer for the Israelis and later converted to Christianity.

post 30 September 2014
Read more from Jonathan Rugman his blog British strikes on Islamic State group begin: the view from Iraq

As RAF Tornados carry out their first strikes against Islamic State militants, I report on what this means on the ground from Dohuk, northern Iraq.

post 26 September 2014
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog A wing, a prayer and a US president spouting cliches

The simple and obvious question to ask today is this: would parliament be discussing bombing Iraq for a third war if the USA were not already doing so?

post 23 September 2014
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog US air strikes: Obama lured into Syria's civil war

The expansion of the US-led air war to Syria is a powerful display of America's bona fides to the allies it says it needs for the fight against Islamic State.

post 11 September 2014
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog Syria airstrikes? Obama's buddies rush for the exit...

When the leader of the free world declares his country is going to war you'd hope his international partners might be reliable. At least for 24 hours. Just to be polite.

post 01 September 2014
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Will the 'Afghan spring' disintegrate into a cold winter?

Afghanistan's leading presidential candidates have disputed the election results since the first round of voting in April. The potential for political implosion is very real now.

video 22 August 2014 UK, Iraq

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How should the US tackle IS threat? - video

Lieutenant General Sir Graeme Lamb tells Channel 4 News the key to progress in Iraq is the US relationship with Iraqs government - and that governments relationship with Sunni tribes.

article 18 August 2014 World
by Was Salem Shamaly's killing a war crime?

Gaza resident Salem Shamaly - "the man in the green shirt" - was killed, apparently by a sniper, during the latest conflict with Israel. His family believes it has a case for a war crime prosecution.

article 15 August 2014 World, Iraq
Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters take position as they monitor the area from their front line position in Bashiqa, a town 13 kilometres north-east of Mosul (Getty)
EU backs arming of Kurds in Iraq

The European Union welcomes moves by member states, including the UK, to supply arms and ammunition to Kurdish fighters trying to halt the advance of Islamist militants in Iraq.