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  1. July 16, 2014

    Rise of Isis shakes Arab world from long state of denial

    When a shocked America asked “Why do they hate us?” in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, it was confronting an Arab...

  2. July 13, 2014

    Secretive court to hear state surveillance complaints

    A secretive UK court that investigates complaints against intelligence agencies will this week hear the first of a series of...

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  1. July 10, 2014

    Iraq’s security forces ill-equipped to face militants

    On paper, Iraq’s security forces are among the most powerful in the Middle East. With more than 271,000 men, they are...

  2. July 9, 2014

    UK widens security measures at airports

    In a widening of UK airport security measures, all travellers are now required to prove that their electronic devices work...

  3. July 8, 2014

    Two British men plead guilty to terror charges

    Two British men who travelled to Syria to join rebel fighters have admitted terror charges. Mohammed Nahin Ahmed and Yusuf...

  4. July 8, 2014

    Iraq military signals push to drive insurgents from Mosul

    Preparations are under way to push Sunni insurgents out of the country’s second-largest city of Mosul as progress is made in...

  5. July 6, 2014

    Gunmen kill 22 in Kenya coast attacks

    Al-Qaeda-linked militants have claimed responsibility for overnight massacres along Kenya’s coast – the third such attack in...

  6. July 4, 2014

    Spy agencies fear export of jihadi terror

    In the Syrian city of Raqqa, the nominal “capital” of the caliphate proclaimed last weekend by the militant Islamist group...

  7. July 3, 2014

    Iraqi Kurds lay the groundwork for independence

    The president of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government called on the regional parliament to lay the legal...

  8. July 3, 2014

    UK air travellers warned of extra security checks

    Nick Clegg has warned airline passengers to expect extra checks for the foreseeable future, after the US asked its European...

  9. July 2, 2014

    US and UK in security push amid al-Qaeda fears

    The US and UK are increasing aviation security amid new concerns about the capacity of al-Qaeda-linked groups to evade...

  10. June 30, 2014

    Isis Q&A: why ‘caliphate’ declaration is an effort to topple al-Qaeda

    On Sunday, the extremist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) – whose campaign of terror has...

  11. June 30, 2014

    Reinsurers start to scrap terrorism exclusions

    Intensifying competition between global reinsurers is forcing them to provide cover for terrorism on terms they have sought...

  12. June 27, 2014

    Iraq crisis: Rights group confirms Tikrit mass executions by Isis

    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (known as Isis) – the extremist jihadi group that has swept through northern Iraq...

  13. June 27, 2014

    Guantánamo Bay: a report from the inside

    At the end of a lengthy day in court at Guantánamo Bay, the five defendants take out small, woven mats and, turning away...

  14. June 26, 2014

    Jordan restricts travel by men of military age

    Jordan’s national airline has slapped new restrictions on air travel by men of military age as the kingdom shores up its...

  15. June 26, 2014

    Iraq crisis: Sophisticated tactics key to Isis strength

    For the Iraqi government and its morale-sapped armed forces, the military outlook is bleak. If the political deadlock...

  16. June 26, 2014

    MI6 chief Sir John Sawers to retire

    Sir John Sawers, the head of MI6, the British foreign intelligence agency, is to step down from his post in November at the...

  17. June 26, 2014

    Abu Qatada acquitted of terror charges in Jordan

    Radical Muslim preacher Abu Qatada has been acquitted of charges of conspiring to commit acts of terrorism by Jordan’s state...

  18. The A-List

    June 25, 2014

    Isis risks distracting US from more menacing foes

    For some, it will always be 1939. We are forever telling ourselves how, in the 1930s, the US and Britain underestimated the...

  19. June 23, 2014

    Violent images shake communities’ ‘complacency’, say police

    Images of violence in Syria and Iraq are helping to persuade families and friends of potential jihadis to raise the alarm...

  20. June 23, 2014

    Jihadis not targeting west but risk is real, say analysts

    When prime minister David Cameron told parliament last week that jihadis in Syria were plotting terror attacks on the UK,...

  21. June 23, 2014

    Tony Blair eyes Abu Dhabi office as he looks to expand Middle East role

    Tony Blair is looking to open an office in Abu Dhabi, the increasingly assertive oil-rich emirate, in an apparent bid to...

  22. June 22, 2014

    Foreign and Commonwealth Office halves its counter-terrorism budget

    The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has halved its counter-terrorism budget even as officials warn of the most severe threat...

  23. June 22, 2014

    Diverse funding and strong accounting give Isis unparalleled wealth

    Part corporation, part mob; part state and part charity: for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis), the wages of...

  24. June 22, 2014

    Warning on Syria repercussions for UK

    Britain will have to deal with the repercussions of the conflict in Syria within its own borders for “many years”, a senior...

  25. June 20, 2014

    Isis unleashes digital offensive

    As armed extremist insurgents rolled into Mosul last week, seizing control of the city from cowed Iraqi security forces,...

  26. June 18, 2014

    David Cameron warns of UK terror attack

    Radical jihadi groups plotting terror attacks against Britain will only be defeated with the use of military force, the...

  27. June 17, 2014

    US captures suspected ringleader of attack on Benghazi consulate

    The US said on Tuesday it had captured the suspected ringleader of the 2012 attack on its consulate in Benghazi in which...

  28. June 17, 2014

    Selling terror: how Isis details its brutality

    It is not a corporation and does not have shareholders, but the military success and brutality of the jihadi group surging...

  29. June 17, 2014

    UK has power to monitor citizens on social media, says counter-terrorism chief

    The British government has the legal power to monitor citizens’ activities on Facebook, Google and Twitter without specific...

  30. June 17, 2014

    Kenya’s tourism industry faces renewed threat from al-Shabaab

    Kenya’s beleaguered tourism industry faced renewed crisis as a fresh wave of attacks on the country’s coastline by...

  31. The A-List

    June 17, 2014

    Unite to stop the Isis crisis engulfing the Muslim world

    The meltdown of the Iraqi state, resulting from the military successes of renegade Sunni extremist group Islamic State of...

  32. June 16, 2014

    The west cannot fix the puzzle of Iraq through war

    The west’s instinctive reaction when an international crisis breaks out is to ask two questions: what should we do; and who...

  33. June 16, 2014

    Somalia militants Al-Shabaab behind deadly Kenya attack

    The al-Shabaab jihadi group has claimed responsibility for the killing of at least 48 people in a coastal town in Kenya, the...

  34. June 16, 2014

    Pakistan launches new military offensive against Taliban

    Pakistan’s army was on Monday deployed across the country’s leading cities to protect against a militant backlash, a day...

  35. June 15, 2014

    Isis insurgents take new towns in north

    Sunni insurgents made new territorial gains in northern Iraq on Sunday although their push towards Baghdad appeared to slow...

  36. June 13, 2014

    Residents tell of army’s betrayal in face of Isis advance in Iraq

    The Islamist militants’ capture of Mosul, which began Iraq’s slide into a new war, may have been sudden, locals say, but it...

  37. June 13, 2014

    This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this what?

    Freedom, tolerance, the rule of law, personal liberty, respect for institutions: these are the “British values” that David...

  38. June 12, 2014

    Judges overturn secret terror trial ruling

    Three judges have overturned a ruling that a terror trial should be held entirely in secret without the press or public...

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