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Secret plan came from army top brass: create rebel army so Syrians could defeat Assad themselves
Hamas 'cannot afford sustained escalation' after crack down on Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt
One of Cameron's advisers remarked: 'We thought Isis was in retreat at the end of last year'…
By using social media, self-proclaimed Caliph Ibrahim insures the flow of recruits from Britain and Europe
'We understand no borders,' says one Isis fighter, 'we will go wherever our sheik wants to send us'
Part terrorist group and part Islamist state, Isis seeks to establish a caliphate in Syria and Iraq
Shared interest in confronting Isis militants warms diplomatic relations between West and Iran
If Isis, from a standing start, can threaten Baghdad in a few days, then nothing is safe
Former PM says Iraq war did not create Isis and renews call for action in Syria
Main opposition boycotts election, describing it as 'theatre written with the blood of Syrians'
Members of the Japanese army continue their rescue efforts after a major landslide hit Hiroshima. Many bodies have been found and authorities expect the death toll to rise as locals report that many people are still missing after the disaster.
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