James Foley was a generous man, committed journalist and stoic hostage. His beheading by a masked fighter is part of Islamic State’s strategy of using foreign hostages for political and military leverage

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a man responsible for acts of violence that have made some in al-Qaeda baulk, has stunned observers by using the military momentum of Isis to declare himself leader of all Muslims


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