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
Militants behead and rape victims, yet stage 'fun days' for residents of their self-declared caliphate
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'
Rebel commander says most-violent jihadists are British
The vandalism and violence perpetrated by Jewish extremists has gone too far, say moderate Israelis
Egypt voted for Morsi and his Islamic rule: but the West has happily watched the military retake control
Shimon Peres says two-state solution was agreed before it was ‘ended’ by Netanyahu
Meet the three most popular candidates to take over the presidency – and pray that MPs find an alternative
Syria's biggest city is under constant attack from barrel bombs dropped by government helicopters
Former PM tells London audience the West should ignore 'differences' with Russia to combat extremism