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Iraq army pressured by ISIL in west: official
US defence officials say Iraqi military in a precarious position as it battles ISIL forces west of Baghdad.
Last updated: 11 Oct 2014 08:38 GMT
Will northern Syria become another Northern Cyprus?
Turkey may be plotting to install a reliable, Ankara-friendly pseudo-government in northern Syria.
Last updated: 11 Oct 2014 08:13 GMT
Iraqis sceptical about war on ISIL
Iraqis support campaign against ISIL but are doubtful about its outcome.
Mohammed A Salih
Last updated: 25 Sep 2014 05:11 GMT
Iraq parliament rejects PM security nominees
Parliament rejects prime minister's nominees for crucial defence and interior ministry posts as US intensifies strikes.
Last updated: 16 Sep 2014 17:25 GMT
Will IS campaign broaden sectarian divide?
Sunnis believed to have helped the Islamic State group are reportedly subject to revenge.
Last updated: 14 Sep 2014 12:31 GMT
Obama's war and the Mosul variable
Long term viability of Obama's strategy depends on the people of Mosul and their relationship with the Islamic State.
Last updated: 14 Sep 2014 07:25 GMT
Obama's IS plan and its Middle East champions
While Obama's broadcast went out to a US audience, it raised questions on how Obama's Arab partners will fight IS.
Last updated: 11 Sep 2014 13:39 GMT
The enduring short-sightedness of Iraq policies
A narrow focus on the Islamic State group and northern Iraq may lead to disaster - again.
Lord Alex Carlile of Berriew
Last updated: 10 Sep 2014 10:50 GMT
Iraq's parliament approves new government
Haider al-Abbadi officially named Iraq's new PM and most ministerial posts filled following political wrangling.
Last updated: 09 Sep 2014 05:12 GMT
Saudi unveils 900km fence on Iraq border
Kingdom announces 900km fence along its northern border, as part of efforts to secure its vast desert frontiers.
Last updated: 06 Sep 2014 22:09 GMT
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UK charity crackdown riles Syria aid workers
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Abandonment of 'Bring Back Our Girls'
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
A soft approach to returning British fighters
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
Austrian youth flocking to ISIL
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
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