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News from Syria that the ancient town has been taken back from Islamic State is good news – but especially for Putin and Assad.
British-made weapons are still finding their way into the wrong hands. Doesn't parliament have a responsibility to stop that happening?
Twelve years after George W Bush proclaimed a new era of peace and stability in Iraq, the Middle East is more unstable and dangerous than ever before.
Iraq has been fraying for decades.
Attempts to build a nation out of Iraq have failed spectacularly. Why is everyone still so intent on keeping it together?
We’re just cleaning it, promise.
The true scale of the war against IS has gone largely unremarked on – until now.
Iraqi forces liberate Tikrit.
The US president admits he has no 'complete strategy' for Islamic State. He'll need one – this lot are no pushover.
Displaced Iraqis flee Ramadi as Islamic State forces advance.
With the war in Iraq and Syria going nowhere, the US has tried to spin a botched attempt to capture an IS leader as a success.
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The Conversation's hot seats series looked at the key marginals. Our panel of experts take a look at the results.
Yes, the environment can be a vote winnner.
Labour leader didn't bash Cameron as hard as predicted on Libya.
Smokescreen? A Saudi air strike in Sanaa.
Saudi Arabia's campaign in Yemen has had unclear strategic consequences and a terrible humanitarian cost. But does anyone believe it's really over?
Bradford West's candidates are locked in a grandiose, mudslinging back-and-forth of character assassination. Who'll come out on top?
French foreign minister, Laurent Fabius with King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia.
EPA/Saudi Press Agency
For the House of Saud, an aggressive foreign policy can help serve a repressive domestic agenda.
The aftermath of an apparent Saudi air strike in Yarim, Yemen.
The joint Arab assault on Yemen is so massive, planning must have been underway for a very long time.
Here we go: Houthi rebels rally against Saudi Arabia.
Yemen's collapse into full-on chaos could take the Middle East into an all-consuming conflict the like of which we've never seen.
Iraqi forces ake up position near Tikrit, northern Iraq.
As the Iraqi's banner assault on Islamic State sputtered, the US stepped in to help – and a third of the ground troops promptly went home.
A losing battle? Iraqi troops and Shia volunteers near Tikrit.
Iraq rolled into Tikrit with big promises of a major victory against Islamic State. The world is still waiting.
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Taking back their territory?
Iraq's army is launching its biggest attempt yet to reclaim territory from Islamic State. But they can't do it alone.
George Galloway, the scourge of biraderi patronage.
Dave Thompson/PA Archive
Decades of patronage politics have left Bradford's Labour party terminally complacent.