The Iraqi city of Mosul falls
Some two million people live in the northern Iraqi city of #Mosul. Tens of thousands of them have fled into the neighbouring region of Kurdistan after Islamist extremists, seized control of what is #Iraq's second biggest city. Video footage shows fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant - or #ISIS - driving through the streets past burning government vehicles.
Our correspondent Jim Muir has been following events from Beirut and begins with the Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-#Maliki's call on parliament to declare a state of emergency.