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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. August 20, 2014

      Iraq crisis: Isis claims to have beheaded US journalist

      Islamist militants claim to have beheaded a man they have identified as James Foley, an American journalist kidnapped...

    2. September 9, 2011

      Enduring freedom

      The merciless al-Qaeda attacks on New York and Washington 10 years ago started a cycle of warfare that seemed, for a...

    3. January 9, 2010

      Jordanians uneasy at country's growing role in tackling terrorism abroad

      Jordan's government faces increased domestic unease about its involvement in the fight against terrorism far beyond the...

    4. January 8, 2010

      Jordanians uneasy about terror fight abroad

      Jordan’s government faces increased domestic unease about its involvement in the fight against terrorism far beyond the...

    5. December 7, 2007

      Outside Edge: A trial without rhyme or reason

      I bought books from the “lyrical terrorist” at Heathrow in 2005. Or at least I hope so. Two days ago, Samina Malik sat...

    6. July 5, 2007

      Faces of terror

      Osama bin Laden: A member of the wealthy Saudi Bin Laden family, he founded al-Qaeda in the 1980s to assist Arab...

    7. May 24, 2007

      Bush sets out detail of plots to hit US from Iraq

      US President George W. Bush attempted to boost support for the Iraq war yesterday by outlining details of alleged...

    8. May 24, 2007

      Bush tries to rally support for Iraq war

      President George W. Bush tried to boost flagging support for the Iraq war on Wednesday by releasing details of alleged...

    9. April 16, 2007

      BBC treats claim of reporter’s death as ‘rumour’

      The BBC and British government on Monday sought clarification on the fate of the kidnapped journalist Alan Johnston...

    10. October 1, 2006

      Iraq officials claim to be closing in on al-Qaeda leader

      Officials in Baghdad on Sunday declared that they were close to capturing al-Qaeda’s new leader in Iraq as the...

    11. September 10, 2006

      Cheney reasserts Iraq/al-Qaeda links

      US Vice-President Dick Cheney repeated assertions on Sunday on links between the former Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein...

    12. September 9, 2006

      Senate finds no Saddam links to al-Qaeda

      Saddam Hussein, the former Iraqi president who was ousted by the US invasion in 2003, had no links to al-Qaeda,...

    13. August 18, 2006

      Food for thought in Lib Dems' tax policy

      From Mr Kevin Phillips. Sir, One must have some sympathy for the Liberal Democrats: on the two occasions they have...

    14. July 8, 2006

      Revisiting Bush's 'axis of evil' speech

      By opting to test its nuclear-capable missiles on America's independence day, North Korea sent a calculated message of...

    15. July 5, 2006

      Bodies flood Baghdad morgue despite Zarqawi's death

      BAGHDAD, July 5 (Reuters) - Baghdad's central morgue received nearly 1,600 bodies last month -- the highest number...

    16. June 23, 2006

      US Senate rejects moves to pull troops from Iraq

      The US Senate yesterday rejected two Democratic proposals on the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, following a...

    17. June 22, 2006

      Jordan turns its sights on Muslim Brotherhood

      Jordan has opened a new domestic battlefront with the main Islamic organisation in the country, to add to the many...

    18. June 22, 2006

      US Senate rejects moves to withdraw from Iraq

      The Senate on Thursday rejected two Democratic proposals on the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, following a...

    19. June 20, 2006

      Missing US soldiers in Iraq found dead

      The brutal murder of two US soldiers who went missing in Iraq at the weekend will undermine recent efforts by Iraqi and...

    20. June 17, 2006

      Bush fortunes lifted by string of successes

      It was not exactly a victory dance, but Republicans were last week starting to find a new assertiveness following the...

    21. June 17, 2006

      Bush's bounce in the opinion polls

      Of all the moments to declare the Iraq war a mistake and call for complete US withdrawal by December, this was the...

    22. June 16, 2006

      Bush fortunes lifted by string of successes

      It was not exactly a victory dance, but Republicans were last week starting to find a new assertiveness following the...

    23. June 16, 2006

      US toll in Iraq hits 2,500 as parties square off

      The US military death toll in Iraq hit 2,500 yesterday as Democrats and Republicans faced off over the war just five...

    24. June 16, 2006

      US death toll hits 2,500 as parties square off

      The US death toll in Iraq hit 2,500 on Thursday as Republicans and Democrats in Congress faced off over the Iraq war...

    25. June 15, 2006

      Iraq's amnesty offer

      Last week's elimination by air strike of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the butchering leader of the al-Qaeda franchise...

    26. June 14, 2006

      Zarqawi was betrayed by one of his own

      From Margaret McGirr. Sir, Every article on the killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi says the same things. The violence...

    27. June 14, 2006

      Republicans put focus on terror fight

      In a co-ordinated effort to revise a theme that proved highly effective in the 2004 elections, Republican leaders...

    28. June 14, 2006

      Bush flies to Baghdad to pledge support for new premier

      President George W. Bush yesterday committed his administration's support to the third Iraqi prime minister in as many...

    29. June 13, 2006

      Republicans make Iraq part of re-election effort

      In a co-ordinated effort to revise a theme that proved highly effective in the 2004 elections, Republican leaders on...

    30. June 13, 2006

      Iraq mulls amnesty offer to insurgents

      The Iraqi government is preparing a national reconciliation initiative that could include a conditional amnesty offer...

    31. June 13, 2006

      Bush flies to Iraq to pledge support for premier

      President George W. Bush on Tuesday committed his administration’s support to the third Iraqi prime minister in as...

    32. June 13, 2006

      Al-Qaeda site names militant to take over from Zarqawi

      A website used by Iraq's al-Qaeda claimed yesterday that the group had appointed a successor to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi,...

    33. June 13, 2006

      Bush launches new drive to support Iraqi government

      President George W. Bush launched a strategic reassessment of US policy in Iraq yesterday, joined by his cabinet and...

    34. June 13, 2006

      Bush in drive to back Iraq government

      President George W. Bush launched a strategic reassessment of US policy in Iraq on Monday, joined by his cabinet and...

    35. June 12, 2006

      Bush hails 'severe blow to al-Qaeda'

      Oil prices dipped below $70 a barrel on hopes of a reduction in violence in Iraq, after Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Iraq's...

    36. June 10, 2006

      THE BIG STORY

      The US, British and Iraqi leaders hailed the killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the al-Qaeda leader in Iraq, as a blow to...

    37. June 10, 2006

      Splits in society 'permeate Iraq government'

      As Iraq yesterday braced itself for more violence following the killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the country's deputy...

    38. June 9, 2006

      Investors fret about economy

      Wall Street fell for a fourth successive day yesterday amid growing investor concern about the US economy and interest...

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