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Iraq crisis: Islamic State savagery exposes limits to Kurdish authority

The men on the frontline of Iraqi Kurdistan's fight for existence have been there before; many wearing the same uniforms, carrying the same ageing weapons, and championing the same cause.<p>"I have fought three enemies in my lifetime: Saddam's Ba'athists, [former prime minister] Nouri al-Maliki, and …

5 key questions in the fight against ISIS

ISIS, as the Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria are known, has become the new face of international terrorism in the eyes of the United States and its Western allies.<p>Now the focus in America and abroad has become what will President Barack Obama and other leaders do about it?<p>Here are key …

The Spectator at war: The scrap of paper that was worth a war

From The Spectator, 22 August 1914:<p>THE <i>Times</i> of Wednesday published a piece of news in regard to the final interview between Sir Edward Goschen, our Ambassador at Berlin, and the German Imperial Chancellor, Herr von Bethmann Hollweg, which is of the highest significance. If the report is true—and we …

BBC iWonder - How did Britain handle its biggest wave of refugees ever?

How did Britain handle its biggest wave of refugees ever?<p>In association withBBC Radio 4's Home FrontDrama series<p>Presented byRachel ShelleyActor<p>1. The rape of Belgium, 1914<p>In association withBBC Radio 4's Home FrontDrama series<p>Presented byRachel ShelleyActor<p>On the eve of World War One, as German …

Iraq crisis: UK welcomes UN pressure on Islamic State

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1101000/1101341_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524653557_e866b701774e229cdf1c35151efa730c<p><b>Britain has welcomed a UN resolution designed to weaken Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.</b><p>The United Nations Security Council gave unanimous …

Iraq crisis: Blinded on Mount Sinjar – the boy refugee called 'Anonymous'

Dispatch: Thousands of Yazidis and Christians were saved from Islamic State jihadists on Mount Sinjar – but not all made it<p>Nobody knows why the paralysed Yazidi boy, no more than eight years of age, was abandoned on Mount Sinjar.<p>For more than a day he lay, dying and alone on the exposed mountain …

Iraq massacre reported as U.S. strikes target militants at Mosul dam

In a significant expansion of the air campaign in Iraq, U.S. warplanes and armed drones launched airstrikes Saturday near the Mosul dam in the first joint operation with Iraqi and Kurdish ground forces attempting to retake the strategic northern facility from Islamist militants, U.S. officials said.<p>…

The Bugler playing the Last Post at the Tower of London last night. #WW1 #WW1Centenary http://t.co/WcONMrpK5u

World War I in Photos: Introduction

A century ago, an assassin, a Serbian nationalist, killed the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary as he visited Sarajevo. This act was the catalyst for a massive conflict that lasted four years. More than 65 million soldiers were mobilized by more than 30 nations, with battles taking place around …

World History

The Spectator at war: ‘The great war has come…’

(This is the first in a series of daily extracts from the Spectator during the course of the first world war. The aim is not to tell the full story of the conflict, or even to provide a full assessment of our coverage of it — that requires deeper expertise and a wider view. Our regular archive …

First world war ceremonies 'bear testimony to power of reconciliation'

International leaders, royalty and families of the fallen have united in the UK and in Belgium to mark 100 years since Britain entered the first world war.<p>The day of commemorations culminates with lights across Britain being turned off between 10pm and 11pm, at which time a single candle at …

Tuesday's Independent front page - "In memory of the darkest day" #tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers #ww1centenary http://t.co/Vyv7Sd3hzC

A global guide to the first world war - interactive documentary

Royal United Services Institute memorial challenges the preconception that senior officers had little contact with enemy<p>Published: 5 Aug 2014<p>Generation, whose lives were blighted by a conflict that claimed some 17 million military and civilian lives, honoured<p>Published: 4 Aug 2014<p>Lights went out for …

Revealed: how King George V demanded Britain enter the First World War

Record of previously unknown meeting between George V and his Foreign Secretary reveals that the King told him to "find a reason" to go to war with Germany<p>It is a letter that throws fresh light on one of the darkest periods in Britain’s history.<p>A note which has remained in private hands for a …

History

The western front in the first world war and now – interactive

Archive photographs of significant events of the first world war in Belgium, France and England – from Kaiser Wilhelm II inspecting German troops, to Australian soldiers at Ypres and PoWs in Bruges – are matched with the locations today. This is the first of a two-part series, which focuses on the …

WW1 women at work: In pictures

Anzac Day 2017 (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Stan Grant reflects on his family's personal connection to wars across a century.<p>Try your luck with our two-up game on the one day it's legal<p>Age will …

WW1 Centenary Is Remembered on Flipboard

One hundred years ago today, Britain made a life-changing decision, declaring war on Germany in defense of its friend and neighbor, Belgium. Serbia …