Supporters of Isis - which is now calling itself Islamic State - were filmed firing celebratory shots into the air in a parade in the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa, as the group announced the declaration of the caliphate.
The Foreign Secretary has been clear on the threat of Isis, but he has ruled out the prospect of any UK military involvement in the crisis.
Iraq’s foreign minister, Hoshyar Zebari, is a natural diplomat. Polite, immaculately dressed, and blessed with a great memory.
Isis has paraded military equipment in Mosul it captured from when the Iraqi army fled in what some see as a "nightmare scenario."