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  1. April 9, 2014

    Terror checks on airliners root out hijack suspects

    British security officials have ordered the removal of “a handful” of people from passenger flights heading to the UK in the...

  2. April 7, 2014

    Extremism: People not buildings are target

    At the entrance to the UK’s third largest football stadium, in Drayton Park, north London, is an unobtrusive monument to...

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  1. April 6, 2014

    GCHQ looks outside agency for new head

    Two civil service mandarins and a serving spy make up the shortlist of candidates to be the next head of GCHQ, as the...

  2. April 2, 2014

    Authoritarian Erdogan sets an unappealing precedent

    At the height of the mass rebellion across Turkey last summer against the autocratic whimsy of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip...

  3. March 27, 2014

    Boko Haram insurgency affects 3m in northeast Nigeria, says relief agency

    More than a thousand people have been killed in northeast Nigeria since January and at least 3m have been affected by the...

  4. March 26, 2014

    Bin Laden son-in-law found guilty

    Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law was convicted on Wednesday by a federal court in New York of conspiring to kill Americans, the...

  5. March 21, 2014

    Betrayal and disarray behind Syrian rebel rout in Yabroud

    A Syrian fighter wrapped in bandages rocks himself on a tattered mattress as visitors shoot rapid-fire questions, then looks...

  6. beyondbrics

    March 20, 2014

    The curious tale of the world-beating Somali shilling

    Here’s a pecuniary peculiarity to rival Bitcoin – the world strongest currency over the past 12 months belongs to a small,...

  7. March 14, 2014

    MI5 focuses on British jihadists returning from Syria

    More than half of MI5’s anti-terror investigations involve Britons who have travelled to fight in Syria, highlighting the...

  8. FT Photo Diary

    March 11, 2014

    Madrid remembers 2004 bombing

    Philippe Marcou/AFP People look at the Atocha railway station memorial for the victims of the Madrid train bombings, marking...

  9. February 28, 2014

    Rebels oust jihadi group Isis from Azaz in northern Syria

    Moderate rebels in northern Syria on Friday wrested control of a major border transit point from an extremist al-Qaeda...

  10. February 28, 2014

    Rebel Aleppo TV channel is go-to news source in northern Syria

    Khalil Agha knew that the tiny Syrian opposition television station he runs from southern Turkey was making waves in his...

  11. February 25, 2014

    US prepares for full withdrawal from Afghanistan

    Barack Obama has ordered the Pentagon to prepare for a complete withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan by the end of the...

  12. The A-List

    February 21, 2014

    How to define al-Qaeda as it continues its rise

    An intense debate has broken out among western law enforcement officials, intelligence agencies and academics about who or...

  13. February 18, 2014

    Syria opposition lobbies Washington for weapons after talks fail

    Syria’s main opposition group is stepping up efforts to convince the US government to give rebels fighting the regime of...

  14. February 12, 2014

    Syria: A gathering force

    To the west, al-Qaeda’s avowed arm in Syria is a terrorist group and a dangerous threat to Europe and North America. To many...

  15. February 10, 2014

    Obama’s Syria policy is a deadly mistake

    A minor kerfuffle has broken out over whether, in a closed-door meeting with an American congressional delegation attending...

  16. February 7, 2014

    Somalia president fights back on ‘weak leadership’ claim from US

    When former academic Hassan Sheikh Mohamud became president of Somalia in late 2012, his election was hailed as a sign of...

  17. February 3, 2014

    Al-Qaeda disowns Isis as jihadist groups jostle for influence

    Al-Qaeda has formally disowned the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (Isis), in a testament to just how brutal the writ and...

  18. January 29, 2014

    Syria a haven for terrorists targeting the US, says spy chief

    Syria is becoming a haven for radical extremists with aspirations to launch terrorist attacks against the US, the leading...

  19. January 29, 2014

    East Africa on security alert after Kenya blasts

    East African countries have put their security forces on alert after a spate of blasts in Kenya raised fears of more...

  20. January 25, 2014

    At least 49 dead as violence marks anniversary of Egypt uprising

    Street clashes and explosions erupted across Egypt on Saturday, the third anniversary of the 2011 uprising against Hosni...

  21. January 25, 2014

    Bomb blast in Cairo as Egypt marks third anniversary of uprising

    CAIRO, Jan 25 – A bomb exploded near a police academy in Cairo on Saturday, security sources said, a day after a wave of...

  22. January 23, 2014

    Al-Qaeda chief calls for unity between Islamist groups in Syria

    Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has called for rebel Islamist groups in Syria to stop fighting each other in a further sign...

  23. January 22, 2014

    The Body of an American, Gate Theatre, London – review

    A frequent theatrical error is to confuse the statement of a problem with the in-depth exploration of it . . .  to confuse...

  24. January 20, 2014

    Central Asian states must unite to halt the spread of jihadism

    The withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan this year is almost as worrying to the country’s neighbours as to the Afghans...

  25. January 19, 2014

    Al-Qaeda: on the march

    Al-Qaeda on the march The worst job in the world, western spymasters used to joke, was being number three in al-Qaeda. At...

  26. January 19, 2014

    Opposition threatens to pull out of Syria talks

    Syria’s main political opposition has threatened to withdraw from international peace talks aimed at bringing an end to the...

  27. January 17, 2014

    The costs of clandestine talks with Syria’s strongman

    It is the question many Syrians are afraid to ask. With the country turning into a melting pot of foreign jihadis, are...

  28. January 16, 2014

    Syria opposition calls for more arms to fight al-Qaeda

    Syria’s main exiled opposition umbrella organisation on Thursday called on its western and Arab backers to expand the arming...

  29. January 16, 2014

    Arab security state marches back to centre stage

    With the comfortable passage of a new constitution in Egypt, crisply tailored by nominees approved by the military and put...

  30. January 15, 2014

    Assad fails to break Syrian stalemate despite rebel infighting

    Confrontation between rebels and al-Qaeda extremists in Syria has revealed the limitations of Bashar al-Assad’s armed...

  31. January 14, 2014

    Islamic charity raided amid clash between Erdogan and prosecutors

    Turkish police have conducted an anti-terror raid on the offices of a prominent Islamic charity in what appears to be the...

  32. January 9, 2014

    US feared threat from ‘virtual bin Laden’

    US intelligence experts were worried that Osama bin Laden would be reincarnated in an “immortal” form: as a virtual avatar,...

  33. January 9, 2014

    Maliki fights fire in Iraq he helped to start

    It is back to a wounded past in Fallujah, the city ravaged by an American offensive in 2004, one of the bloodiest episodes...

  34. The A-List

    January 8, 2014

    Why Turkey is back on the watch list

    Now among the world’s most dynamic emerging markets, Turkey has proven a remarkable success story in recent years. In the...

  35. January 7, 2014

    Al-Qaeda’s spectre spreads to Iraq

    Two years ago the US withdrew the last of its troops from Iraq, ending a mission that cost thousands of American lives and...

  36. January 7, 2014

    Syria’s rebels challenge fearsome extremist group

    It does not just take over villages. It repaints government buildings black, hands its fighters ministerial titles and puts...

  37. beyondbrics

    January 7, 2014

    Nigeria: on the up, but with political risks

    Nigeria looks set to become Africa’s biggest economy in the medium term, and with its large population and growing consumer...

  38. January 5, 2014

    Syrian rebels make concerted attack on al-Qaeda-linked fighters

    Syrian rebels have launched what appears to be a co-ordinated armed assault against a transnational group with a hardline...

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