Syrian refugees cross the Syrian-Turkish border near Sanliurfa

Turkey closing some border crossings with Syria

13.25 Turkey has begun to close some of its border crossings with Syria following an influx of nearly 100,000 Kurdish refugees over the weekend to escape an offensive by Islamic jihadists.

Tony Blair's premiership came to be defined by the Iraq War

Blair says ground troops needed to fight IS

12.37 Britain and other Western powers should be prepared to commit ground troops to fight against extremists like the Islamic State group, former prime minister Tony Blair has said.

Former taxi driver Alan Henning is being held by so-called Islamic State militants

British IS hostage's wife calls for his release

21 Sep The wife of British hostage Alan Henning has called on "the people of the Islamic State to see it in their hearts to release my husband", describing him as a "peaceful, selfless man".

Alex Salmond claimed people who voted No "were misled"

Salmond accuses Cameron of making false 'vow'

21 Sep Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond has accused British Prime Minister David Cameron and other London politicians of tricking Scottish voters out of independence by making a false "vow" about granting them new powers.