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
Ashraf Ghani becomes president of Afghanistan five months after first votes were cast
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
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