And why the PM must accept that destroying the Sunni fanatics will necessitate 'boots on the ground'
House arrest measures needed, says Carlile, and Clegg 'was wrong to block snooper's charter'
Cameron appears to agree with John Humphrys that his holiday was 'unseemly' after beheading
Islamic State militants and Assad's forces encircle Aleppo in what could be tipping point of civil war
Promising a 'new Turkey', the former prime minister is yet to silence his critics after over a decade in power
We took in the Ugandan Asians in 1972 – today we must offer safety to Christians and Yazidis
Passengers face more stringent mobile phone checks at airports amid fears of an al-Qaeda plot
Foreign Office document shows British companies sold Syria ingredients for sarin in 1980s
White House searches for effective alternatives to jihadist army active in Syria and Iraq
If Isis, from a standing start, can threaten Baghdad in a few days, then nothing is safe
Government under pressure to do something about British jihadists joining Islamist takeover campaign
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
Rebel commander says most-violent jihadists are British
Syria's biggest city is under constant attack from barrel bombs dropped by government helicopters
Corinne Jaber's 'searing' one-woman show about Syria gives the headlines a human face
Kim Kardashian has thrown focus on Kessab: but Syrians of all faiths are suffering under Assad
Lebanon is struggling to cope with more than a million refugees from the civil war in Syria
Little to celebrate as divided Arab League meets for 25th anniversary summit in Kuwait