Country: Syria

Turkish tanks on a hill overlooking the Syrian city of Kobani, which is under siege from Islamic State (photo: Reuters/Umit Bektas)

Turkey and the alliance against IS

Of inaction and double standards

A Kobani solidarity demonstration in the centre of Erbil on 8 October (photo: Ekrem Guzeldere)

Turkey, IS and the Kurdish conflict

"Kobani is now everywhere"

Kurdish YPG supporters at the Mursitpinar border taking an oath to join the fight against IS in Kobani (photo: Kiran Nazish)

Turkey, IS and the Kurds

Powder keg on the Turkish-Syrian border

Major Mariam al-Mansouri, the UAE's first female air force pilot (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

The international alliance against IS

No clear objective

US fighter jets on their way to conduct air strikes on IS positions in Syria (photo: Reuters/U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Matthew Bruch)

Military strikes against IS

Fragile alliance

Clarinettist Kinan Azmeh (left) and soprano Dima Orsho (photo: Marian Brehmer)

Interview with Kinan Azmeh and Dima Orsho

"All we can do is sing and play our hearts out"

IS supporters after the city of Raqqa in Syria fell to Islamic State (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo)

Islamic State (IS)

A totalitarian, expansive and hegemonic project

A sign reading "Get lost!" hangs on barbed wire outside the presidential palace in Cairo (photo: Reuters)

The Arab Spring and its enemies

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The end of all hope

Syrian refugees get water from a member of the Turkish Red Crescent at the Turkish border (photo: Reuters/Murad Sez)

Syrian refugees in Turkey

Time for Turkey's allies to rally round

The Syrian writer Samar Yazbek (photo: Manaf Azzam)

Interview with the Syrian writer Samar Yazbek

Divided society, divided souls

Syrian opposition leader Ahmad al-Jarba (left) and US Secretary of State John Kerry in Saudi Arabia (photo: Reuters)

Outside intervention in Syria

Wanted: moderate, reliable rebels for fight against IS

Kurdish Peshmerga and Shia volunteers in Iraq (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Yazidis and Kurds in Iraq

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Are we arming the right people?

Sheikh Dr Usama Hasan (photo: J. Impey)

British fatwa against IS

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Breaking the spell of a poisonous ideology

A man standing on election posters featuring images of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (photo: Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images)

Assad and Islamic State

The two faces of terror in Syria

Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad drive a tank past damaged buildings in Mleiha, Syria, 15 August 2014 (photo: Reuters)

Book review: Larissa Bender's "Inside Views from Syria"

Rage and resignation in war-torn Syria

IS supporters in Mosul on 16 June 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Shifting alliances in the Middle East

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My enemy's enemy is my friend

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