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ICC has no jurisdiction to prosecute Isis despite ‘crimes of unspeakable cruelty’

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Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said International Criminal Court cannot open an inquiry as neither Syria nor Iraq are member states Isis has …read more

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Syria: ‘My family called from Idlib. They wanted my help to flee the fighting’

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Mohammed, an aid worker in Syria, describes how he went back to the city of Idlib to ensure the safety …read more

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Rouhani meets Erdoğan as regional conflicts strain Iranian-Turkish ties

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Sunni/Shia rift brought to surface as sharp split between Tehran and Ankara over Syrian and Yemeni civil wars cool relations …read more

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A sledgehammer to civilisation: Islamic State’s war on culture

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Isis has destroyed countless irreplaceable artefacts and heritage sites across the areas it controls Iraq and Syria – and some …read more

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Former ambassador attacks Cameron’s ‘arrogant’ Syria policy

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Peter Ford, former envoy to Damascus, says unthinking policy on Syria has encouraged rise in jihadism among young British Muslims <a class="colorbox" …read more

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Brother of UK’s youngest convicted terrorist feared to have joined Isis

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Hassan Munshi – brother of Hammad Munshi, who was convicted in 2008 – and friend are believed to have ran …read more

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Wanted: chefs to cook for boatloads of seasick migrants

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Italian-American coastguard mission is advertising for volunteers who will also become life-savers for their unique clientele A private coastguard service is …read more

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Yarmouk refugee camp in ruins amid fighting between Isis and Syrian rebels – video

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Unverified video allegedly shows parts of the Palestinian Yarmouk camp on the outskirts of Damascus following battles between the …read more

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Syrian Islamists free kidnapped Kurds

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Men and youths captured near Aleppo, reportedly by Al-Nusra Front Islamist insurgents have released 300 Kurdish men in the north …read more

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UN warns situation in Damascus refugee camp is ‘beyond inhumane’

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Palestinians refugees in Yarmouk starving and injured as aid is cut off amid intense fighting between Isis extremists and Syrian …read more

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