Armed services were unequipped to fight in both Iraq and Afghanistan, creating a 'perfect storm'
Pentagon investigating whether weapons intended for Kurds accidentally ended up with Islamic State
Bombing runs on IS targets are dismissed as ‘shock and yawn’: we need those living under IS to rebel
Extent of Turkey's commitment to the fight will 'hang in the background' at session in Washington
MPs are likely to back a motion calling on the UK government to recognise the Palestinian state
Women are not allowed to go to football matches in the Muslim nation in case they 'promote sinful behaviour'
Kobane experiences most intense street battles so far, but US says its job is not to save Syrian towns
Violent protests break out as Turkey hesitates over fight against jihadists in border town of Kobane
All-female militia is protecting the Kurdish population from militants – as well as challenging gender roles
Turkey won't tolerate terrorists, says Recep Tayyip Erdogan, while insisting that Assad must go
Generations of girls are dressed up as boys so that they can be afforded basic freedoms – but at what cost?
Attacks will prompt 'relief' for government after fanfare of air strikes vote, but 'anxiety' for hostages
It's also time to reduce the role of the Middle East's chief mediator – the United States
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is hatched from an egg of the devil, while a shopkeeper segregates vegetables
Described as a 'temperamental technocrat', the 65-year old leader takes over amid continuing violence
Cameron’s breathless posturing won’t solve problem of home-grown jihadists serving IS’s grisly cause
Islamic State is not the only terrorist group the United States is targeting in its air strikes in Syria
Islamic State captors send recording to aid worker's wife, in which he pleads for his life
Second John Cantlie propaganda video released by militants accusing UK of 'abandoning' its hostages
Historic first talks between leaders of two nations since 1979 revolution will focus on Islamic State
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