End homophobia in the Commonwealth

Paul Penny

The sound of African drums reverberated across Whitehall to Downing Street on Wednesday 16 July accompanied by calls for David Cameron to make a public statement and speak out against homophobia in Co

Impasse in Iraq

Colin Foster

Patrick Cockburn writes in The Independent (13 July): "Since the capture of Mosul by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) on 10 June, Shia women and children have been killed in villages south of Kirkuk, and Shia air force cadets machine-gunned and buried in mass graves near Tikrit."