On the ground in Mosul, the terror group's stronghold is crumbling.
The jihadis are fighting on several fronts in two countries – and reports say that demoralised western recruits are increasingly repulsed by the atrocities they have witnessed.
As high representative of the Kurdistan regional government (KRG) to the UK, Abdul Rahman has been lobbying for greater intervention against Islamic State/Isis militants in Iraq for months.
The “Yemen model” is one of perpetual violence. The limits of what can be done in the name of “counterterrorist” action often appear boundless.
The Conservative MP and former Dfid minister launches one of the most outspoken attacks on Israel from a senior British politician.
MPs have voted in favour of recognising Palestine as a state alongside Israel in a symbolic vote.
MPs have a rare chance to vote on Palestinian statehood today.
When the UK sells weapons it not only facilitates the attacks they are used in, it also signals an approval for the governments that are carrying them out.
The American political scientist and author once predicted that liberal democracy had won the battle of ideas. Now he says political Islam is not a serious threat to the west and we should not intervene in Iraq.
Peter Wilby’s First Thoughts column.
Less than a century ago Iraq’s ancient Jewish community made up a third of Baghdad’s population but is now estimated at no more than seven individuals.