Above all, the Gulf states want stability. Can this beleaguered US president bring order?
Making a global spectacle of the murder of a western journalist carries a uniquely powerful propaganda message for the jihadists.
The people’s representatives should be able to exercise their democratic role, whether it is convenient for the prime minister or not.
Channel 4 News’s foreign affairs correspondent Jonathan Rugman on a dramatic week spent in northern Iraq.
Manless in Gaza: the story of how civilians have lost the drone war.
Pretending that the danger comes only from the devout could cost lives.
History provides a sobering lesson about western involvement in the Middle East. It is that, when superpowers drift away, peace, progress, moderation and stability do not necessarily follow in their stead.
Peter Wilby’s First Thoughts column.
Philip Hammond says the UK is “very much aware” of Brits becoming involved in the Islamic State militant group.
Late last night, the militant jihadist group Islamic State (also known as ISIS) released a video purporting to show the beheading of James Foley, a US journalist who went missing in Syria in 2012. Foley was a fearless, generous and committed reporter, who had also been detained while reporting in Libya.
The Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says that Britain’s role in Iraq has extended beyond humanitarian assistance.
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