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World / Iraq US air strike targets Islamic State in Iraq 16 September 2014 Channel 4 News

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

US congressman: 'We rely on Britain like no other country' 16 September 2014

On UK independence, it's clear where Washington sits. It's all about ensuring that the country with which it enjoys a "special relationship" stays as strong and reliable as possible.

Syria airstrikes? Obama's buddies rush for the exit... 11 September 2014

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.

A monumentally important moment in the Obama presidency 10 September 2014

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?

Iran begins to emerge from three decades of isolation 07 September 2014

Iran's Chief Negotiator Abbas Araghchi tells me that there is a genuine negotiating bond of respect with the United States, but the negotiations are hard.

World / Iraq US airstrikes signal growing role in Iraq 07 September 2014

The US launches four airstrikes against Islamic State forces to protect Iraq's Haditha dam, escalating its intervention in the conflict.

IS top of agenda at Nato summit 03 September 2014

It began as an offshoot of Al-Qaeda barely 18 months ago. Now Islamic State are more successful than Al-Qaeda ever were, with over 10,000 men under their command - and a self -declared caliphate in wh

US still unsure how to deal with IS 03 September 2014

Scan the statements and pronouncements from American politicians of all stripes today, and you'll see how the murder of Steven J Sotloff has spurred the political world here into rhetoric, if not acti

UK President Obama: Islamic State a threat to entire region 03 September 2014

The US will not be intimidated by Islamic State militants, President Obama says, after the White House confirmed that a video showing the beheading of a US journalist was authentic.

Chilling message of the latest IS murder video 02 September 2014

The timing of the release of the latest Islamic State video, showing Steven Sotloff's murder, suggests the lives of other western hostages could be at risk.