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    1. July 4, 2015

      Tunisia president declares state of emergency

      Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi on Saturday declared a state of emergency, saying an “exceptional situation required...

    2. July 3, 2015

      Terrorism: Radical shift

      The odd thing about Seifeddine Rezgui, recalls Fadi Saidi, a computer science student at Tunisia’s Kairouan university, was...

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    1. June 24, 2015

      Syria edges towards partition

      On a visit to Syria early this month, Major General Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Quds force of the Islamic...

    2. The Exchange

      June 22, 2015

      Afghan military crisis is more acute than a car bomb

      The devastating suicide attack on the Afghan parliament in central Kabul on Monday morning that killed at least six...

    3. June 16, 2015

      Al-Qaeda number two killed in US strike

      Nasir al-Wuhayshi, second-in-command of al-Qaeda and leader of its most virulent cell, has been killed by a US strike in...

    4. June 15, 2015

      US targets Algerian militant in Libya air strike

      US air strikes over eastern Libya may have killed an al-Qaeda leader who was responsible for an attack on a gas plant in the...

    5. May 27, 2015

      Sunni tribes in bitter rift over Isis’s Iraq gains

      Sheikh Wissam Hardan blames Iraq’s government for the loss of swaths of territory to jihadi forces, but saves his fiercest...

    6. May 27, 2015

      More than half world’s countries now producing jihadis

      More than half of the world’s countries are now producing jihadis to fill the ranks of violent Sunni terrorist organisations...

    7. May 20, 2015

      Bin Laden bookshelf shows taste for conspiracy theories

      The man behind the 9/11 attacks took an unusual interest in conspiracy theories that questioned his role in the 2001 assault...

    8. May 18, 2015

      Ramadi takeover is yet another symbol of a hollowed-out state

      The battle for Ramadi The violent seizure by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar...

    9. May 10, 2015

      Saudi blockade threatens ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ in Yemen

      Yemen’s violent conflict has intensified in the run up to a five-day ceasefire scheduled to start on Tuesday as aid experts...

    10. April 24, 2015

      Stark reality behind CIA drone operations as innocent die

      CIA surveillance aircraft monitored the compound in Pakistan’s Shawal valley, close to the Afghan border, for several weeks...

    11. FT Alphaville

      April 24, 2015

      FirstFT (the 6am Cut)

      A US drone strike killed two western hostages in an al-Qaeda compound in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region, the White...

    12. April 23, 2015

      US drone strike on al-Qaeda killed western hostages, says White House

      A US drone strike killed two western hostages in an al-Qaeda compound in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region, the White...

    13. The Exchange

      April 10, 2015

      The mysterious reappearance of the Taliban's Omar

      The Afghan Taliban posted on their website on April 4 an extraordinary 5,000-word biographical essay about their founder and...

    14. April 9, 2015

      Saudis embark on a mission in Yemen with uncertain ends

      King Salman of Saudi Arabia is a “lion” and the pilots leading bombing raids against Houthi rebels in Yemen are “soldiers of...

    15. April 6, 2015

      Kenyan air force strikes al Shabaab camps in Somalia

      The Kenyan air force has destroyed two al Shabaab camps in Somalia, it said on Monday, in the first major military response...

    16. April 2, 2015

      Al-Qaeda militants free as many as 300 in Yemen prison break

      Yemen’s virulent al-Qaeda militants stormed a prison in the southeast of the country on Thursday, freeing as many as 300...

    17. April 2, 2015

      Jihadis kill 147 in raid on Kenya university campus

      Nearly 150 people have been killed in an attack by Islamist militants on a Kenyan university near the border with Somalia,...

    18. March 30, 2015

      Houthi rebels defy Saudi air raids to advance on Aden

      Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels pushed hard into the southern city of Aden. The move showed that the Shia group had no...

    19. March 30, 2015

      Fighters flock back to resurgent al-Nusra

      Jabhat al-Nusra, Syria’s al-Qaeda affiliate, is once more in the ascendant after being eclipsed by Islamic State of Iraq and...

    20. March 26, 2015

      Saudi intervention adds heat to regional cold war

      Saudi Arabia’s military intervention in Yemen’s civil conflict has turned up the heat on the simmering cold war that has...

    21. March 26, 2015

      Decades of deadly conflict will spread across the Middle East

      The modern Middle East is like 17th-century Europe, enmeshed in violent and costly, political and religious struggles within...

    22. The Exchange

      March 26, 2015

      The Middle East Takes Another Turn for the Worse

      It was nearly a year ago when I first compared the modern Middle East to 17th-century Europe, saying that the region was...

    23. March 25, 2015

      Gulf states launch air strikes in Yemen

      Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies have launched a military operation involving air strikes in Yemen against Houthi...

    24. March 22, 2015

      Q&A: Yemen’s slide into civil war

      Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement cemented its control of Taiz, the country’s third largest city, after declaring a “general...

    25. March 20, 2015

      Suicide bomb kills 126 in Yemen mosque attack

      Suicide bombers killed more than 100 worshippers at Friday prayers in two mosques in Yemen’s capital frequented by...

    26. March 19, 2015

      Libya: A divided land

      This time it was the guards from an Austrian-run gas facility in Libya’s Saharan southwest. They were shown beheaded in a...

    27. March 19, 2015

      Yemen fighting escalates leaving six dead

      Yemen descended further towards civil war on Thursday as fighting escalated in the strategic port city of Aden and an...

    28. March 19, 2015

      Q&A: Canada beefs up antiterrorism laws

      Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative party are pushing through a new antiterrorism law that would...

    29. March 15, 2015

      US shuts Saudi diplomatic missions in terror alert

      The US has temporarily closed diplomatic facilities in Saudi Arabia after warning that terrorists could be planning to...

    30. The Exchange

      March 12, 2015

      The war against Boko Haram

      Last week Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram, reportedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic...

    31. March 3, 2015

      Explainer: Syria’s militant groups

      Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Seen as the world’s wealthiest and most powerful jihadi group, Isis, or Islamic State,...

    32. March 1, 2015

      Leading US-backed Syrian rebel group Hazm dissolved

      One of the main US-backed rebel groups in Syria dissolved itself following weeks of clashes with al-Qaeda’s local franchise,...

    33. March 1, 2015

      Security services confront fast-changing terror

      The unmasking of Mohammed Emwazi, a Londoner as Jihadi John, an Isis hostage executioner, has triggered renewed...

    34. February 26, 2015

      Jihadi John revealed as London graduate

      The so-called Jihadi John, the masked figure responsible for some of the most barbaric murders by Isis, has been...

    35. February 18, 2015

      The hideous dialectic of Isis savagery

      Last weekend’s ritualised slaughter of Egyptian Coptic Christian migrant workers in Libya by masked jihadis adhering to the...

    36. February 16, 2015

      Denmark wakes up to danger of home-grown extremism

      Danish shootings As a picture began to emerge on Monday of the perpetrator of the Copenhagen terror attacks at the weekend,...

    37. February 12, 2015

      Yemen on brink of civil war, warns UN

      Yemen is descending into civil war as a backlash against the takeover of the government by Shia Houthi rebels becomes...

    38. February 11, 2015

      Yemen rebels seize US embassy equipment

      Rebels in Yemen seized vehicles owned by the US government on Wednesday after American diplomats closed the embassy and fled...

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