ISIL

Aleppo Notebook: the city’s terrorist besiegers will now be besieged

13 February 2016 9:00 am

I had been trying to get to Aleppo for ages, but was unable to do so because rebel activity had…

'The tide is turning': Justin Welby interviewed by Michael Gove

12 December 2015 9:00 am

There was, of course, something very special about the House of Commons debate on Syria earlier this month. The moral…

After Jeremy Corbyn’s Syria shambles, step forward Major Dan Jarvis . . . the new Labour-saving device

5 December 2015 9:00 am

It makes no sense for Britain to bomb Islamic State in Iraq but not Syria. Attacking a group that does…

Here’s how to remain cheerful in the face of such a multitude of scares

18 October 2014 9:00 am

I don’t think I can remember a time when there have been so many scares about. They come at us…

Portrait of the week

4 October 2014 9:00 am

Home The Commons, having been specially recalled, passed, by 524 votes to 43, a motion supporting ‘the use of UK…

Dot Wordsworth on language: Why do we call it ‘Islamic State’?

27 September 2014 8:00 am

I’m puzzled by the dropping of the one part of the name of the Islamic State that seems certain. That…