News Iraqi women and children flee Anbar in early January, as part of the 140,000 who have left the province

The UN refugee agency said 65,000 had been displaced since mid-January

Twitter trolls' online crusade against extremism brings down 'al-Qa'ida' Twitter account

A Twitter hashtag asking for propaganda ideas was bombarded with joke advice such as 'release a brand of exclusive fragrances'

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US condemns Baghdad car bombings on Shia neighbourhoods

State Department says attacks consistent with those carried out by al-Qa'ida in Iraq

US embassies to reopen after terror alert

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There have been over 50 confirmed US drone strikes in Yemen since 2002

US drone strike kills eight in Yemen

Authorities claim those killed were suspected al-Qa-ida fighters

A Yemeni soldier stands guard at a checkpoint on a street leading to the US embassy

Officials fear al-Qa'ida may have developed new liquid explosive as US urges all citizens to leave Yemen

Liquid explosive could potentially be dipped onto clothes to make them explosive when dry

John Kerry was among those meeting to discuss US security threats

US top brass meet to discuss terror threats as embassies close

President Barack Obama was briefed following the meeting

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Interpol issued a global security alert yesterday, warning countries around the world to be on their guard after a series of jail breaks believed to be linked to al-Qa'ida.

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Defence officials call revelations a 'failure to defend our own networks' and introduce new rules for contractors

Saeed al-Shihri, deputy leader of al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula

Confirmed: US drone strike killed key al-Qa'ida leader Saeed al-Shihri in Yemen

Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner was hit last year but Yemen branch has just announced death

Abu Qatada is sharing a cell with 15 inmates

Abu Qatada will be able to preach while incarcerated at Jordanian prison

'He is treated just like any other guest, and has no restrictions imposed on him,' says official at Muwaqqar facility

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Five things we learnt from the Osama bin Laden report: From his cowboy hat to his speeding offences

The 336-page report, based on testimony from more than 200 witnesses, official documents and site visits, alleges:

Locals and media gather outside the compound, pictured in May 2011, where Osama Bin Laden was reportedly killed in an operation by US Navy Seals

Osama bin Laden report: Leaked documents criticise Pakistan's security failure - and even reveal how Al-Qa'ida leader was stopped for speeding and let go

Osama Bin Laden was able to hide undetected in Pakistan for years because of a “collective failure” of the country’s “military authorities, the intelligence authorities, the police and the civilian administration,” according to a damning report kept secret by the Pakistani government.

A Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

Two extremist groups including Nigeria-based Boko Haram face UK membership and support ban

UK-based Minbar Ansar Deen and Boko Haram to be proscribed in the UK under terrorism laws

A photograph issued by the Ministry of Defence of Abu Qatada at RAF Northolt in West London boarding a private flight bound for Jordan

'Vindication', says Theresa May as Abu Qatada appears in court in Jordan on terrorism charges

The radical cleric will be moved to a high-security prison near the capital Amman after a court appearance to begin his trial for charges of terrorism 

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