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      Devastation in Kobani

      A mannequin is pictured at a damaged building in the northern Syrian town of Kobani. Sheets meant to shield residents from...

    2. January 25, 2015

      US struggles to keep up drone strikes as chaos engulfs Yemen

      The US is pushing to maintain a military campaign in Yemen against al-Qaeda militants despite the political chaos that has...

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    1. January 24, 2015

      Japan condemns apparent Isis execution

      Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed outrage and called for the immediate release of a Japanese journalist held by...

    2. January 22, 2015

      Yemen’s president quits triggering fresh political chaos

      Yemen’s president resigned on Thursday, plunging the impoverished Arab country further into chaos after rebels who control...

    3. January 21, 2015

      Q&A: Who are Yemen’s Houthis?

      Houthi militiamen guarding the residence of Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi on Wednesday have reached an agreement...

    4. January 15, 2015

      Paris killings show the challenges for security services

      Their telephone calls had been monitored, their training at Yemeni terror camps logged and their association with firebrand...

    5. January 13, 2015

      The march of the armchair jihadis

      Like everyone else, the militants have moved online. You no longer need to fly halfway across the world to join your chosen...

    6. January 10, 2015

      TV stations release recordings of conversations with killers

      The voices sound calm, but the effect is chilling. One of the remarkable aspects of the French terrorist crisis this week is...

    7. January 9, 2015

      Abu Hamza sentenced to life in prison

      Radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri was sentenced to life in prison on Friday in connection to the 1998 kidnapping of western...

    8. January 9, 2015

      Charlie Hebdo attack marks new ‘hybrid’ terror model

      For western security chiefs, one thing is already clear from the brutal slaying of 12 journalists and police in Paris this...

    9. January 8, 2015

      Britain at risk of Paris-style attacks, warns MI5

      Syrian-based terrorists are planning attacks in the UK similar to the one that killed 12 people at French satirical magazine...

    10. January 8, 2015

      Charlie Hebdo: The 12 victims of the Paris shootings

      The 12 victims of the Paris shootings include prominent journalists and cartoonists, two police officers and others who were...

    11. January 7, 2015

      Charlie Hebdo: The questions left by Paris terror attack

      With 12 dead and two gunmen still on the loose in France, many questions remain about the brutal armed assault on the...

    12. January 7, 2015

      Car bomb rocks capital of Yemen

      A massive car bomb in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, left 37 dead and 66 wounded, in another sign that a growing sectarian...

    13. December 24, 2014

      Pakistan PM calls for new anti-terror force

      Pakistan’s government on Wednesday proposed giving a more central role to the army in fighting militant groups as Nawaz...

    14. December 15, 2014

      Sydney siege highlights threat of ‘lone wolf’ attacks

      Sydney hostage crisis Details of what motivated Man Haron Monis may be scant, but whether the Sydney siege was an act of...

    15. December 15, 2014

      Rebels linked to al-Qaeda take strategic Assad army bases

      Rebels linked to al-Qaeda seized two military bases in north-western Syria, activists said, cementing control over one of...

    16. December 14, 2014

      Afghanistan: ‘This is not over yet’

      Afghan slideshow On September 12 2001, Abdul Rashid went to the house of a Kabul friend whose living room had become popular...

    17. December 14, 2014

      British MPs ask for redacted material in US Senate torture report

      The US is to be asked by senior British MPs to hand over redacted material documenting Britain’s role in the CIA’s post-9/11...

    18. December 12, 2014

      The CIA and torture: Breaking the rules

      As part of their basic training, American soldiers are sent on a course that simulates being captured by the enemy, where...

    19. December 10, 2014

      CIA shielded from damning report on interrogation methods

      The Central Intelligence Agency has just received the most searing indictment of its activities in a generation but it will...

    20. The A-List

      December 10, 2014

      Isis' reputation exceeds its reach

      In recent weeks, every major terrorist assault around the world has brought with it questions about the possible involvement...

    21. December 9, 2014

      CIA torture report: The key findings

      The Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday released its long-awaited report into the CIA’s use of torture in the aftermath...

    22. December 9, 2014

      Senate accuses CIA of lies and brutality

      The CIA repeatedly misled the White House, Congress and the US public over the torture of suspected al-Qaeda terrorists,...

    23. December 6, 2014

      Hostages killed in Yemen rescue attempt

      An American journalist and a South African teacher who were being held by al-Qaeda militants in Yemen were killed during an...

    24. December 6, 2014

      Hostages killed in Yemen rescue attempt

      SANA'A, Dec 6 — A US journalist and a South African teacher held by al-Qaeda militants in Yemen were killed during a rescue...

    25. December 5, 2014

      ‘The Good War’, by Jack Fairweather

      For Nato and the west, Afghanistan was supposed to be the “good war”, a label that suggested a clear and noble purpose and...

    26. December 4, 2014

      US general confirms presence of Isis fighters in Libya

      The commander of US armed forces in Africa has confirmed the presence of small groups of Islamic State of Iraq and the...

    27. December 2, 2014

      Baghdad and Erbil end months-long dispute over oil revenues

      Iraq’s central government and the autonomous Kurdish regional government finalised a deal over the distribution of oil...

    28. November 24, 2014

      Tripoli Islamist regime declares ‘war’ on Libyan rivals

      The leader of Libya’s self-proclaimed Islamist-leaning government declared “war” on forces allied with the elected rival...

    29. November 16, 2014

      UAE blacklists 83 groups as terrorists

      The United Arab Emirates has blacklisted 83 organisations as terrorists, broadening the authorities’ ability to target...

    30. November 13, 2014

      Isis declares its own currency

      Its self-declared state has no functioning ministries, nor is it recognised by any government in the world; it is also under...

    31. November 3, 2014

      Nusra fighters oust moderate rebels from Syria stronghold

      Militants linked to al-Qaeda ousted Syrian rebels from their original stronghold in their three-year revolt against...

    32. October 30, 2014

      Until we understand Isis, we cannot hope to defeat it

      It is time to admit the inadmissible: the west is not yet equipped to dismantle Isis. Our weaknesses are its strengths. Too...

    33. October 26, 2014

      Lebanese army steps up fight against Sunni militants in Tripoli

      Lebanese security forces used helicopter gunships in an assault on Islamist militant strongholds in northern Lebanon at the...

    34. The World

      October 24, 2014

      Attacks expose Canada's surveillance problem

      The shooting spree inside Canada’s parliament building on Wednesday poses an important political test of the Edward Snowden...

    35. October 17, 2014

      Isis closes the cyber blackout blinds to avoid attack

      When bombs rained down before the internet age, targets pulled curtains shut and dimmed their lights. But for the jihadis of...

    36. October 17, 2014

      Suicide bomber kills at least 8 members of Syrian rebel group fighting Isis

      A car bomb in northern Syria on Friday ripped through the headquarters of two rebel battalions supporting the US-led...

    37. October 14, 2014

      US defence contractor staff shot in Saudi Arabia

      A US national was killed and another wounded in a gun attack on their vehicle in Riyadh on Tuesday, according to Saudi state...

    38. October 14, 2014

      Pakistan Taliban leaders pledge allegiance to Isis

      Six leaders of the Pakistani Taliban have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis, and...

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