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    1. January 28, 2015

      A tipping point for Japan’s foreign policy

      In Japan “I am Kenji” has replaced “I am Charlie” as the rallying cry of choice. The Kenji in question is Kenji Goto, a...

    2. January 28, 2015

      Jordan offers to swap prisoner for pilot held by Isis

      Jordan said on Wednesday it was willing to hand over an Iraqi woman jailed for her role in a 2005 suicide bomb attack if a...

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    1. January 27, 2015

      Islamist gunmen blast way into Tripoli hotel

      Islamist gunmen driving a car bomb blasted their way past security at the Libyan capital’s smartest five-star hotel on...

    2. January 26, 2015

      The making of a French jihadi

      In the bowels of Europe’s biggest prison 10 years ago, a burly armed robber in his early twenties found himself consigned to...

    3. January 26, 2015

      EU terror chief warns on handling of Syria returnees

      Throwing thousands of European Muslims into prison as they return from fighting in Syria and Iraq would be a grave mistake...

    4. January 26, 2015

      Malaysia Airlines plays down hack attack

      Malaysia Airlines has insisted its customers’ information is secure and its servers intact after its website was attacked by...

    5. January 25, 2015

      US struggles to keep up drone strikes as chaos engulfs Yemen

      The US is pushing to maintain a military campaign in Yemen against al-Qaeda militants despite the political chaos that has...

    6. January 22, 2015

      Oil drop ‘disastrous’ for anti-Isis fight

      The collapse in the oil price has had “disastrous” consequences for the fight against Isis, Haider al-Abadi, Iraq’s prime...

    7. January 22, 2015

      Now is not the time for Britain’s Jews to talk of leaving

      Even before Charlie Hebdo and the kosher supermarket, it was the topic of conversation among British Jews. Where would you...

    8. January 22, 2015

      Pakistan bows to US pressure with Haqqani ban

      Pakistan has banned two militant groups with a history of supporting attacks in Afghanistan and India’s predominantly Muslim...

    9. January 21, 2015

      Jihadi jailers put Beirut in a bind

      Lebanon is a peculiar country where life sometimes resembles a Hollywood thriller. So many unusual, if not outrageous,...

    10. January 21, 2015

      Japan battles to contain hostage crisis

      The Japanese government said on Wednesday it was taking “every possible measure” to secure the release of two of its...

    11. January 20, 2015

      Isis threatens to kill two Japanese hostages and demands $200m

      The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has threatened to kill two Japanese hostages unless it receives $200m within 72...

    12. January 19, 2015

      The ‘war on terror’ is going backwards

      The “global war on terror” was shot down in a hail of ridicule. Sceptics scoffed that President George W Bush’s GWOT was not...

    13. January 18, 2015

      Mideast turmoil biggest threat to Europe since cold war, warns ex-spy chief

      Turmoil and terrorism in the Middle East are as grave a security threat to Europe as that posed by the Soviet Union during...

    14. January 18, 2015

      UK insurance fund to review terrorism cover for business

      Recent terror attacks such as the ­Charlie Hebdo killings in Paris have prompted the UK’s insurance scheme that ­compensates...

    15. January 18, 2015

      The digital flaw in the fight against jihadism

      In the aftermath of the terrorist outrages in Paris, many Europeans will be asking whether their security services have the...

    16. January 18, 2015

      Protesters in Niger defy ban and march against government

      Police on Sunday used tear gas to break up demonstrations in Niamey, Niger’s capital, as they sought to quell violent...

    17. January 18, 2015

      Joe Sixpack, the jihadis and the US presidential election of 2016

      The new trend in US politics is stealing each other’s clothes. Given how polarised America has become, there is a remarkable...

    18. January 18, 2015

      Nick Clegg attacks ‘snoopers’ bill as ‘waste of time’

      Nick Clegg has attacked those calling for greater powers for the intelligence services to intercept and retain online data,...

    19. January 16, 2015

      Belgian jihadi’s father says ‘They treat us as traitors’

      Six weeks ago, Boujemaa, a 50-year-old printer, reported to the police that his son had gone missing from his home in the...

    20. January 16, 2015

      UK police step up patrols in Jewish areas amid terror concerns

      Police are to step up patrols in Britain’s Jewish communities amid “heightened concern” about the risk of anti-Semitic...

    21. January 16, 2015

      Fifteen arrested in suspected plot against Belgian police

      Belgian anti-terror raids Belgian prosecutors said 15 people have been arrested in a series of raids against suspected...

    22. January 15, 2015

      Paris killings show the challenges for security services

      Their telephone calls had been monitored, their training at Yemeni terror camps logged and their association with firebrand...

    23. January 15, 2015

      Two killed in Belgian anti-terror raids

      Belgium is on high alert after the authorities said they had foiled an “imminent” attack in the wake of last week’s killings...

    24. January 15, 2015

      Rise of the armchair terrorist tracker

      On New Year’s Eve, Pieter Van Ostaeyen hung out with his brother’s family before skipping the midnight celebrations and...

    25. January 15, 2015

      Pope Francis says there are limits to free speech

      Pope Francis said freedom of expression should be limited, especially when it involved insulting religion, even as he...

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      January 15, 2015

      Acts of terrorism and Terrorism Acts

      What should be the legal response to terrorism? This question needs asking, for whatever the security problem, the political...

    27. January 15, 2015

      David Cameron to press Barack Obama on security fears

      David Cameron will seek Barack Obama’s support this week for a push to improve co-operation between intelligence agencies...

    28. January 14, 2015

      Charlie Hebdo print run raised to 5m after issue sells out

      Rush to buy Charlie Hebdo The print run of the first Charlie Hebdo magazine since the terrorist attacks on the satirical...

    29. January 13, 2015

      Manuel Valls calls for tougher action against terror

      Manuel Valls, French prime minister, urged lawmakers on Tuesday to beef up anti-terrorism measures in the aftermath of last...

    30. January 13, 2015

      How to share the world with true believers behind global terror

      How are we to understand last week’s events in Paris? Why are people prepared to kill and die for their beliefs? How should...

    31. January 13, 2015

      Lessons for politicians from the Sage of Omaha

      “The trick is, when there’s nothing to do, do nothing.” That is the homespun wisdom of the decidedly unexcitable Warren...

    32. January 13, 2015

      Huge demand expected for Charlie Hebdo issue

      The first edition of Charlie Hebdo to emerge since the terror attack on the French magazine’s offices is expected to...

    33. January 13, 2015

      US seeks wider Pakistan push against extremists

      US secretary of state John Kerry on Tuesday praised Pakistan’s military operations against Taliban militants while urging a...

    34. January 12, 2015

      Extremist attacks not just in France but in Nigeria and Yemen too

      For the past six days the west’s attention has been transfixed by the murderous attacks in Paris that left 17 people —...

    35. January 12, 2015

      The fateful choice that faces France

      A couple of days before the terrorist attacks in Paris, a book arrived at my office. I placed What’s Wrong with France? by...

    36. January 12, 2015

      David Cameron calls for UK to plan response to Paris-style attack

      David Cameron has reignited the debate about access to individuals’ communications by intelligence chiefs, suggesting they...

    37. January 12, 2015

      UK’s passport plans spark human rights fears

      Plans to block UK jihadis returning home from the Middle East are likely to result in human rights violations, MPs and peers...

    38. January 11, 2015

      Insecurity grows among France’s Jews

      “We are in a situation that is a situation of war.” The words of Roger Cukierman, head of the main Jewish representative...

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