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Iraq, Allies trade blame over ISIL gains

Iraq, Allies trade blame over ISIL gains

French FM Laurent Fabius reiterated Western "determination to fight the Islamic State", but acknowledged that "it is a long-term battle".

Cameron defies polls, wins outright majority

Cameron defies polls, wins outright majority

It would not be the first time that the polls have underestimated support for the Conservatives.

US Defense official seeks ‘rebalance’ in Asia-Pacific

US Defense official seeks ‘rebalance’ in Asia-Pacific

In the past few years, Japan, Philippines and Vietnam have contested Chinese maritime claims.

Putin: Russia’s BRICS presidency to focus on Development Bank

Putin: Russia’s BRICS presidency to focus on Development Bank

The Bank will fund infrastructure projects and challenge World Bank and IMF dominance.

European stocks – a good buy?

European stocks – a good buy?

A Bank of America Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey found that they were "significantly more positive on the outlook for Europe".

Egypt kicks off key economic summit

Egypt kicks off key economic summit

According to Egypt's Finance Ministry, 10 projects with global partners have already been agreed and will be signed during the conference.

Iraq’s minorities face annihilation – rights groups

Iraq’s minorities face annihilation – rights groups

Minorities in Iraq have been targeted by ISIL in a systematic strategy to remove them permanently from large areas of Iraq, human rights have said.

Putin visit seen as boost to Egypt’s economy

Putin visit seen as boost to Egypt’s economy

Putin has been popular in Egypt, but since 2011 his role as a supporter of the country has boosted his status.

Markets hit by oil price glut

Markets hit by oil price glut

The most popular theory is that Saudi Arabia fears the US growing shale oil industry and is trying to weaken it.

The year the world met ISIL

The year the world met ISIL

Throughout March and April, ISIL-affiliated Twitter accounts circulated horrifying images of beheaded locals and fighters atop buildings in various cities.