The UN refugee agency said 65,000 had been displaced since mid-January
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Wednesday 01 May 2013
Obama promised to close Guantanamo on his ride to office in 2008. Four years in the White House saw little progress; with blame laid partly at the feet of Congress and partly the President's own slackness. Now he's taking a second run at the notorious Cuban prison-camp, where 100 of the 166 detainees are currently on hunger strike. Here's how the editorial writers at the New York Times and Washington Post responded.
Abu Qatada: Theresa May says the Jordanian government can be trusted not to torture its prisoners but these activists disagree
Friday 26 April 2013
If the Home Secretary wins her battle to deport Abu Qatada, it will be based on the assumption that he will not be abused. In Amman, Enjoli Liston hears from those who have strong reasons to doubt it
London council worker jailed for two years over terrorism discs that contained footage of beheadings and executions
Friday 26 April 2013
A council worker from London has been jailed for two years after admitting having 300 computer discs of terrorist material in his car and home.
Thursday 25 April 2013
Human rights are for the rest of us, as well as the best of us. Anything approaching a sliding scale of entitlement is frightening, says Amnesty's Campaigns Director
Abu Qatada deportation: UK has new treaty with Jordan to expel radical Muslim cleric, says Home Secretary Theresa May - but it could take months
Wednesday 24 April 2013
David Cameron has made a pitch to the Tory right after he raised the prospect of temporary withdrawal from the European Convention on Human Rights in an attempt to deport the extremist preacher Abu Qatada from Britain.
Tuesday 16 April 2013
Early reports link twin blasts to right-wing extremists or al-Qa'ida
Sunday 31 March 2013
Concerns linger over attacks after France's campaign in Mali
Thursday 28 March 2013
Taken in isolation, few would dispute that Britain would be better off without Abu Qatada. The radical preacher has a long history of association with, and fostering of, violent Islamism; indeed, he was described, by a Spanish judge, as “Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe”. Yet the Home Secretary yesterday lost yet another attempt to deport him. And – problematic though the outcome may be – the ruling from the appeal court is still the right one.
Who really killed the al-Qa'ida leader? SEAL Team 6 member disputes interview with 'The Man Who Shot Osama bin Laden'
Wednesday 27 March 2013
First one Navy SEAL writes about the deadly raid, then another contradicts him. Rupert Cornwell reports on the many versions of the terrorist’s death
We're foiling 7/7-size plot every year, says counter-terror chief as he warns of rise in smaller groups
Thursday 21 March 2013
Counter-terror teams are foiling a plot as big as the July 7 attacks every year, a senior police officer has revealed.
Student found with 'terrorism manual' Norman Idris Faridi facing jail after being turned down job at London 2012
Thursday 14 March 2013
An engineering graduate who applied to work at the Olympics is facing jail for a terror offence.
Monday 04 March 2013
The Foreign Secretary William Hague today arrived in Mali for talks with military commanders and local politicians, just weeks after a French force routed Islamist rebels from strongholds in the north of the country.
Sunday 17 February 2013
As Pakistan's embattled Shia community vented their fury at a deadly bomb attack in Quetta by Sunni militants, eight car bombs were exploding in Shia neighbourhoods in Iraq, killing 28 people.
US using secret airbase in Saudi Arabia to carry out drone strikes against al-Qa'ida militants in Yemen
Wednesday 06 February 2013
First drone strike launched from the base believed to have been the one that killed Anwar al-Awlaki
Monday 04 February 2013
France targets Mali Islamist bases
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash: 'Nine Britons, 23 Americans and 80 children' feared dead after Boeing passenger jet is 'shot down' near Ukraine-Russia border
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
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