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  1. September 18, 2014

    Warning over Isis cyber threat

    The Islamist militants who have seized almost a third of Iraq and Syria pose the next great cyber threat as terrorist...

  2. 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...

  3. September 16, 2014

    Wide-eyed faith in central banks exposes markets to political risk

    Are markets being foolishly sanguine about geopolitical risk? At the end of July new economic sanctions against Russia did...

  4. September 15, 2014

    Think Lebanon rather than D-Day in campaign against Isis

    From US air power above to the grassroots intelligence contacts of Turkish, Kurdish and Iranian security apparatus on the...

  5. September 14, 2014

    Isis militants say UK aid worker beheaded

    Jihadi militants have released a video that appears to show the beheading of David Haines, a British aid worker, in a...

  6. September 11, 2014

    Obama’s bold ambition at odds with strategic caution

    In Washington politics, there are few more toxic phrases than “leading from behind”. It was coined by an Obama...

  7. September 9, 2014

    Boko Haram opens new front against Nigerian forces

    A son of Olusegun Obasanjo, the former Nigerian president, has been shot and injured in an attempt by government forces to...

  8. September 9, 2014

    Kuwait clamps down on terror financing

    Kuwait has vowed to pursue legal action against its nationals designated as “terrorist financiers” as Arab states seek to...

  9. September 8, 2014

    Why investors are ignoring war, terror and turmoil

    At the beginning of the year, I gave a talk about “geopolitical risk” to a big conference of investors. I trotted briskly...

  10. September 5, 2014

    Boko Haram gains ground around Maiduguri

    Inhabitants of the largest city in Nigeria’s north east are braced for a possible assault by Boko Haram extremists after...

  11. 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,...

  12. September 2, 2014

    US confirms Isis killing of second US journalist

    The White House confirmed on Wednesday the authenticity of a video released by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and...

  13. September 1, 2014

    Cameron’s proposed terror powers said to trample over law

    David Cameron was accused of trampling on international and British law as he announced plans on Monday to tackle the flow...

  14. September 1, 2014

    Chinese authorities offer money for mixed marriages in bid to quell Uighurs

    Chinese authorities in the restive western region of Xinjiang have begun offering large cash incentives for interracial...

  15. August 31, 2014

    Three critical tests for Nato leaders in Wales

    When allied leaders meet in Wales at the end of this week, they will confront three critical tests for Nato’s future. Given...

  16. August 29, 2014

    Cameron set to announce new antiterrorism measures

    David Cameron has promised new measures to prevent British citizens from fighting alongside Islamist extremists in the...

  17. August 29, 2014

    Britain raises terror threat level to ‘severe’

    The government has raised the terror threat to the UK to “severe”, the second-highest level, for the first time in three...

  18. August 26, 2014

    Look to Syria to halt the deadly march of Isis

    The US and much of the world have been rudely awakened to the fact that the group formerly known as Islamic State in Iraq...

  19. August 26, 2014

    UAE and Egypt warned over air raids in Libya

    The UN’s newly appointed envoy to Libya on Tuesday warned that outside intervention would not prevent the country’s slide...

  20. August 24, 2014

    Cameron under pressure to take tougher action on extremists

    David Cameron came under pressure from Boris Johnson on Monday to take tougher action against Britons who fight with...

  21. August 24, 2014

    China executes 8 people in Xinjiang for terrorism offences

    China has executed eight people in the far-west Xinjiang region, for what it said were “terrorist” acts including...

  22. August 22, 2014

    We failed in Syria and cannot afford to blink again in Iraq

    As the full horror of events in Iraq dawn on a seemingly unprepared international community, the spectre of last August’s...

  23. August 21, 2014

    US and allies must join Assad to defeat Isis, warns British MP

    The US and its allies must be prepared to work with the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad to have any hope of defeating the...

  24. David Allen Green

    August 21, 2014

    Is viewing a video a criminal offence under terrorism law?

    Yesterday, in response to the sharing on the internet of horrific and sickening footage of the apparent execution of...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. August 19, 2014

    The Arab world has to take on Isis in its own backyard

    The Middle East hosts a formidable array of air power. Between them, the six nations of the Gulf Co-operation Council...

  28. August 18, 2014

    Cameron’s shifting policy on Iraq

    In his four years as prime minister, David Cameron has been quick to urge Britain to take a stand when international crises...

  29. beyondbrics

    August 15, 2014

    Argentina accuses holdout creditors of "terrorism"

    The bust-up between Argentina and its holdout creditors is getting uglier by the day. As the “vulture funds” do their best...

  30. August 15, 2014

    PKK ‘terrorists’ crucial to fight against Isis

    To the west, they are terrorists, yet they are now fighting on the same side as their interests converge with the US in the...

  31. August 14, 2014

    Uncaged demons are tormenting the Middle East

    At the start of this year, shortly after the US and other world powers reached an interim deal with Iran to negotiate...

  32. August 13, 2014

    Isis is at war with all of us and Kurds need help to defeat them

    Sinjar, a Kurdish area of Iraq near the border with Syria that has seen more prosperous times as a trading and farming hub...

  33. August 13, 2014

    Indonesia prepares for Isis backlash from returning jihadis

    Indonesia is intensifying its counter-terrorism efforts to combat a possible backlash from Indonesians and other southeast...

  34. August 12, 2014

    Pro-Isis leaflets distributed in London’s Oxford Street

    Dozens of pro-Isis leaflets were distributed in London’s Oxford Street on Tuesday, urging Muslims to pledge allegiance to...

  35. August 12, 2014

    Air strikes do little to impede progress of Isis in Iraq and Syria

    US bombs may be falling once more on Iraq, but this week’s dramatic intervention belies a stark truth on the ground: the...

  36. August 10, 2014

    Arab Bank faces Hamas funding claims in NY

    A landmark terror financing trial is set to begin in New York on Monday as Jordan’s Arab Bank is pitted against the families...

  37. August 7, 2014

    Lufthansa seeks help from spy networks

    Lufthansa’s chief executive has called on governments and the military to improve their sharing of intelligence with the...

  38. August 7, 2014

    China tightens censorship on mobile messaging apps

    China tightened censorship on mobile messaging apps on Thursday with stiff rules aimed at limiting dissent, while it...

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