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
A street vendor in Kabul sells balloons to a group of Afghan children. Although the economy in Afghanistan has shown some signs of improvement since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, low wages and unemployment remain challenges for the government.
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