The wars in Iraq and Syria will rage on. But the declaration by ISIS, the biggest jihadi army fighting in Syria and Iraq, that it's now a 'caliphate' should accelerate the group's inevitable failure.
And what's an affiliate anyway?
Unredacted NSA power point slides, leaked by Snowden, reveal a program to track terrorists via their mobile phones.
But is that a problem?
An attempt at breaking down who Syria's rebels are, and what they want.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is being pushed to do more to stop violence that has spiked this summer in Iraq.
There are some strange elements to this report.
A spate of car bombings and simultaneous attacks on two Iraqi prisons, which freed 500 prisoners, could end the vestiges of restraint preventing political tensions from exploding.