Defeat of Hamas may be off the cards, but Israel hopes to achieve a more limited victory
From the archive: The Palestinian smugglers who use Hamas tunnels to bring supplies into Gaza
As jihadist warns of 'black flag of Islam over Downing St', a Q&A on the risks for the West
Israeli military hits buildings in Gaza with an unarmed 'knock on the roof' to warn of airstrikes
IDF tells north Gaza residents to leave ‘for their own safety’ as fighting intensifies
Israeli developers send out 'Yo' messages when an incoming missile is detected
Russia, France and the US call for ceasefire as death toll in Gaza reaches 80
This is more about dividing Palestinians for political ends than it is about three dead Israeli teenagers
Amid an electoral crisis in Afghanistan, the latest Taliban attack kills 16, including 4 Nato troops
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'
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'
With a quarter of its population now made up of fleeing Syrians, tiny Lebanon is clamping down
Pontiff to meet with victims of sexual abuse but survivors network describes it as a 'PR gesture'
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