Syrian rebels take cover behind a barricade in Aleppo

PM considered plan to train and arm 100,000 Syrian rebels

One-Minute Read Fri 4 Jul, AT 10:08

Secret plan came from army top brass: create rebel army so Syrians could defeat Assad themselves

Israeli tanks on the border of the Gaza Strip

Hamas and Israel call truce amid high tensions in Jerusalem

One-Minute Read Fri 4 Jul, AT 08:49

Hamas 'cannot afford sustained escalation' after crack down on Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

Robert Fox

Why didn't Western intelligence services see Isis coming?

Fri 4 Jul, AT 07:47 Robert Fox

One of Cameron's advisers remarked: 'We thought Isis was in retreat at the end of last year'…

Iraqi army troops chant slogans against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis)

Al-Baghdadi grabs global jihad brand once owned by Bin Laden

Mon 30 Jun, AT 12:58 Robert Fox

By using social media, self-proclaimed Caliph Ibrahim insures the flow of recruits from Britain and Europe

The 'Jihadi Spring' - could Isis gain a foothold in Lebanon?

Tue 24 Jun, AT 08:30 Venetia Rainey

'We understand no borders,' says one Isis fighter, 'we will go wherever our sheik wants to send us'

Crispin Black

Isis rampage: history says we must protect Europe’s borders

Tue 17 Jun, AT 09:05 Crispin Black

If Isis, from a standing start, can threaten Baghdad in a few days, then nothing is safe

Tony Blair

Tony Blair: Iraq chaos is not my fault

One-Minute Read Sun 15 Jun, AT 09:00

Former PM says Iraq war did not create Isis and renews call for action in Syria

Syrian activists splash paint on President Assad's election posters

Syria holds presidential elections as war rages on

One-Minute Read Tue 3 Jun, AT 08:29

Main opposition boycotts election, describing it as 'theatre written with the blood of Syrians'

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