Part terrorist group and part government, Isis claims to have established an Islamic State in Syria and Iraq
Militants raided the historical city in their latest attack on the 'non-Islamic heritage' of the Middle East
Footage shows knife-wielding men forcing the couple into a cage on the dance floor while jihadi music plays
Mohammed Emwazi's mother allegedly screamed 'that is my son' when she saw Islamic State tape
Use of Shi'ite militia to reclaim Saddam Hussein's Sunni hometown raises fears of a future backlash
Revolutionary Guard stage war games including a gunboat assault on a model US warship
Female TV presenters forced to cover up in strict Islamic dress in the latest blow to women's rights
Footage shows Sheikh al-Khaibari using a cup to explain to university students why Galileo was wrong
Temporary 'freeze' on fighting may go ahead in Aleppo after government forces said they would halt bombing
A sizeable minority in Egypt and Libya, Coptic Christians attach great importance to prayer and fasting
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