Video 'marks a new departure' for IS filmmakers as hostage delivers 'composed propaganda message'
Government accused of sending 'mixed messages' about their mission against Islamic State militants
Strikes move closer to Baghdad as Obama launches campaign to 'degrade and destroy' militant group
Social media users proved the embarrassing gaffe was real after officials insisted the stamps were 'fakes'
Jihadists threaten to behead a second British aid worker, who travelled to Syria to help refugees
Arab states offer support to US military campaign, but CIA says IS may be much larger threat than originally estimated
By taking land from Palestinians in the West Bank, Israel ensures long-term peace looks hopeless
Barack Obama announces US military expansion in Middle East in speech he had 'hoped to avoid'
Refugees from Sudan and Eritrea were pressured to move on, Human Rights Watch says
From Croation pistols to American semi-automatic rifles, Islamic State has no shortage of weapons
United States hails new Iraqi cabinet as a milestone in the fight against Islamic State militants
It is no longer possible to pretend that Muslim immigration to Britain has been an unqualified success
Jordan will get $15bn of gas from Israel, dashing European hopes of cutting energy dependence on Russia
Volunteers in groups affiliated with Islamic State say they want to return to the UK but fear long jail terms
William Hague makes it clear that prior approval from Parliament would not be necessary
Follow these people on Twitter to sort through the deluge of information – and misinformation – on Islamic State
Aqsa Mahmood went from 'sweet' and 'peaceful' child to the wife of an Islamic State fighter
Cameron and Obama have a lot of persuading to do as the West faces IS and Ukraine crises
Rural areas of Iraq turned into 'blood-soaked killing fields' as militants target ethnic minorities in north
The world is failing to respond to 'the greatest humanitarian emergency of our era', says the UN
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