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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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,...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. October 13, 2014

      Isis fighters seize key military base in Iraq’s Anbar province

      Islamist insurgents on Monday seized control of a key military garrison and town in western Iraq, allowing them to surround...

    26. October 12, 2014

      Drone strikes on Isis loom large in allies’ strategy

      Hundreds of air strikes have dominated the opening of the US-led battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or...

    27. October 8, 2014

      Yemen peace deal nears collapse after Mubarak rejected as PM

      A two-week-old peace deal aimed at ending the fighting in Yemen’s capital was on the brink of collapse on Wednesday, as the...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      October 7, 2014

      Pro Assad forces regain Hama

      George Ourfalian/Reuters Forces of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad burn a flag of al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front in Zor...

    29. October 3, 2014

      Kenya’s black rhino unlikely victim of al-Shabaab militants

      Among the rolling hills of Kenya’s Laikipia district, far from the battlegrounds of al-Shabaab militants in southern...

    30. September 29, 2014

      Ghani succeeds Karzai as Afghan president

      Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was inaugurated as president of Afghanistan on Monday, replacing Hamid Karzai in a ceremony that...

    31. September 28, 2014

      Obama’s Faustian pact with the Saudis

      You go to war with the allies you have, not the ones you wish for, to paraphrase Donald Rumsfeld. President Barack Obama’s...

    32. The A-List

      September 25, 2014

      Beijing needs to talk to the Uighurs

      Ilham Tohti during his trial © REUTERS/CCTV via Reuters TV The sentencing of Chinese scholar Ilham Tohti to life...

    33. September 24, 2014

      French tourist killed by Islamist militants in Algeria

      A French tourist kidnapped by Islamist militants in Algeria in retaliation for French air strikes in Iraq has been killed by...

    34. September 24, 2014

      Obama runs the risk of mission creep in Syria

      Few US presidents in recent times have been as reluctant as President Barack Obama to project American power overseas. So...

    35. September 24, 2014

      Radical cleric Abu Qatada acquitted of terror charges in Jordan

      Abu Qatada, the radical Muslim cleric the British government fought for over a decade to deport – and one of the world’s...

    36. September 23, 2014

      Coalition allies have different targets in Iraq and Syria

      The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis, may be the world’s most visible terror organisation but it is far...

    37. September 23, 2014

      Friendless Obama needs Middle Eastern allies of convenience

      If there is one thing Americans should have learnt from their recent wars, it is that they do not have the wisdom, resources...

    38. September 23, 2014

      US says attacks on Isis could last years

      US and allies strike at Isis Air strikes launched by the US and Arab allies against Islamists in Syria were the “beginnings...

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