Middle East


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.

post 08 August 2014
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog 'Out on the mountain right now, it is genocide'

From everyone here, tales of how the IS come into your town or village and offer you the chance to convert to Islam, get out of town and your home - or be killed by bullet or beheading.

article 08 August 2014 UK, Israel
Israel retaliates as rockets fired from Gaza

A 10-year-old Palestinian is reportedly killed after Israeli military responded with air strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday after militants launched rockets from the enclave.

post 08 August 2014
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog 'Today America is coming to help'

US President Barack Obama authorizes targeted air strikes in Iraq to prevent an 'act of genocide' against some 40,000 religious minorities trapped in a remote mountain area.

post 07 August 2014
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Fear is key in the Islamic State's purge of Iraq

Thousands of Iraqis, predominantly from the minority Yazidi ethnic and Christian groups, have fled to mountainous regions to escape an advance by Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq.