Abu Sayyaf

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The White House said president Barack Obama ordered the raid that killed the Islamic State figure, identified as Abu Sayyaf. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/Pool/Getty Images

American special operations forces killed a senior Islamic State leader who helped direct the group’s oil, gas and financial operations during a raid (...)

Turkish Kurds watch the Syrian town of Kobani from  the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province at the weekend. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

US secretary of state John Kerry denies that the bombing campaign against Islamic State fighters in and around the small, dusty Syrian Kurdish town of(...)

Manila peace?

Seventeen years of stop-start negotiations over a bloody 45-year conflict which has cost more than 120,000 lives last Thursday culminated in a (...)

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