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      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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. September 22, 2014

      Houthi rebels consolidate control of Yemen capital

      Militias from the Shia Houthi movement consolidated their control of the Yemeni capital on Monday, just a day after signing...

    19. September 19, 2014

      Houthi militants clash with army in Yemen capital of Sana’a

      Fighters from a militant Shia movement in Yemen pushed into the capital Sana’a on Friday, reportedly launching rockets at...

    20. September 17, 2014

      Al-Qaeda groups offer support to Isis

      Al-Qaeda’s two most powerful branches offered support for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on Tuesday, in a sign of...

    21. September 16, 2014

      US hints at ground troops role against Isis

      US military leaders have suggested for the first time that US ground troops could become directly involved in combating...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      September 16, 2014

      Bainimarama stands tall ahead of Fiji's election

      Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Fiji’s military strongman Voreqe Bainimarama attends a national thanksgiving service for the release...

    23. The A-List

      September 16, 2014

      US must work harder to win over Arab regimes on Isis

      The US administration is trying to convince its populace and the world that it is successfully forging a new alliance in the...

    24. September 11, 2014

      Doubts raised over US use of Somalia strategy in Isis campaign

      Somalia once represented a foreign policy humiliation for the US. So many Somalis were surprised that the US campaign...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      September 11, 2014

      Fijian peacekeepers released

      Baz Ratner/Reuters Fijian U.N. peacekeepers released by al-Qaeda-linked group Nusra Front in Syria on Thursday, gesture from...

    26. September 9, 2014

      Islamist threat: Players in the regional drama

      JORDAN The Sunni Muslim state is an important US regional ally and will be a central part of any future coalition against...

    27. September 6, 2014

      Al-Shabaab confirms US strike killed leader

      Al-Shabaab, Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked jihadi group, confirmed on Saturday that their leader, Ahmed Godane, was killed in a...

    28. September 4, 2014

      Isis sends a gruesome message but reveals little about itself

      When Osama bin Laden wanted to deliver a message to the west, he summoned a journalist or a television network. Before the...

    29. September 4, 2014

      Israelis watch nervously as Islamists close in on Golan border

      Militant Islamist fighters, some flying the black flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis), have over the...

    30. September 4, 2014

      Ayman al-Zawahiri launches al-Qaeda south Asian wing

      Ayman al-Zawahiri, the al-Qaeda leader, has announced the formation of a south Asian branch of the Islamist extremist group,...

    31. September 3, 2014

      Turkey’s clampdown on Isis bearing fruit in border areas

      Turkey has tightened control of its border to cut the flow of funds and fighters to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant...

    32. September 2, 2014

      Saudi Arabia arrests 88 over ‘imminent attack’

      Saudi Arabia has arrested 88 people suspected of planning what the interior ministry says was an “imminent attack” amid...

    33. September 2, 2014

      US military launches air strike on al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia

      US military forces have attacked al-Qaeda-linked Islamists in Somalia in an air strike aimed at the leader of al-Shabaab,...

    34. August 31, 2014

      Israel shoots down drone in Golan as security worsens

      Israel’s air force shot down a drone that entered its airspace from Syria on Sunday, in another sign of deteriorating...

    35. August 24, 2014

      Putin profits politically from wars and western apologists

      Here we go again. Russian artillery fires and a convoy – filled with aid, the Russians say – rolls across Ukraine’s border,...

    36. August 24, 2014

      Opaque structure adds to challenge of defeating Isis

      International pressure may be mounting for the west to scale up its military efforts against the Islamic State of Iraq and...

    37. August 20, 2014

      Extreme violence lies in Isis DNA

      It is just over 10 years since Nicholas Berg, an American businessman working in Iraq, was brutally decapitated on video by...

    38. August 20, 2014

      Defeating Isis likely to take years, warn military analysts

      The brutal murder of the American journalist James Foley on Tuesday has gruesomely raised the stakes in the international...

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