article 29 August 2014 Iraq
Does laptop prove Islamic State wants a dirty bomb?

A laptop with details of how to build a dirty bomb has been found in Syria. One expert tells Channel 4 News that such an attack could be "easier than flying a plane into a tall building".

post 29 August 2014
Read more on Matt's blog: Matt Frei Faced with Russia's Putin, 'no drama Obama' doesn't look good

The US may have become more cynical about the impact of a president. But it still cherishes the aura of the office - which means "no drama Obama" simply won't do.

post 29 August 2014
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: can't we already seize jihadis' passports?

David Cameron has announced new legislation to stop terror suspects travelling abroad. But can't we already confiscate their passports?

article 29 August 2014 UK, Iraq
Police officer
UK terror threat raised to 'severe'

The UK terror threat is raised from substantial to severe - meaning a terrorist attack is highly likely - whilst David Cameron promises to make it harder for British jihadis to travel abroad.

article 29 August 2014 World, Syria
Three million Syria refugees flee conflict - UN

The number of refugees from the Syrian civil war rises above 3 million, the United Nations refugee agency says.

post 28 August 2014
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog Obama's plan for Middle East no clearer

Obama admitted 'we don't have a strategy yet', which is why there was no need to put anything before congress, or bring the American people into the debate. He didn't want to put the cart in front of

article 27 August 2014 World, Iraq
Douglas McAuthur McCain (Reuters)
Douglas McAuthur McCain: death of a US jihadi in Syria

US officials confirm that an American believed to be fighting with extremists in Syria has been killed, reportedly by the Free Syrian Army.

article 27 August 2014 World, Syria
Syrian children
The 'immeasurable suffering' of the Syrian people

Murder, torture and rape - a UN report catalogues the "unimaginable" horrors being heaped upon the people of Syria by the government, rebel groups and the Islamic State.

article 27 August 2014 World, Syria
Islamic State raises the flag at Tabqa
What weapons has Islamic State seized at Tabqa?

As the Islamic State seizes Tabqa airbase in Syria, it kicks the Syrian government's army out of the north east of the country and seizes a cache of advanced weapons.

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