The country's treatment of the US student shows its growing unpredictability.
The militant group's grip on power is slipping but it has proved resilient in the past.
The loss of a tiny Syrian town is a bitter blow for the fanatic militants.
An estimated 600,000 children are trapped in the city.
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The foreign secretary has been accused of "Russophobic hysteria" by Moscow.
States keep swinging, states always work it out.
"I didn’t dare drive her to the hospital in case they saw my headlights and attacked the car. A midwife lived close by so I drove her there with the lights off."
Decreasing prospects are exacerbating the struggle of those in search of a better life who have been stigmatised as the refugee crisis intensifies.
Thirty years ago, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev tried and failed to abolish nuclear weapons. Yet out of that failure they built a new order.