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

France yesterday sent more troops and warplanes to Mali and stepped up anti-terror measures at home

Technical fault delays British military plane bound to assist French efforts to halt al-Qa’ida-linked rebels in Mali, just minutes after David Cameron hails its capabilities

Downing Street said UK troops will not engage in combat operations in Mali  but transport planes will provide logistical assistance

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'Al-Qa'ida' terror suspect Abid Naseer extradited to US

An al-Qa'ida suspect accused of masterminding a plot to detonate bombs in Manchester and New York has been extradited to the US.

Ibrahim Magag was said to have links with al-Qa’ida

Terror suspect goes on run while under police surveillance

Disappearance of Ibrahim Magag puts pressure on Home Secretary's latest anti-terror measures

Syrian arms embargo to be reviewed

Cameron said Britain was leading the way among international efforts as the second-largest donor to humanitarian aid.

US drone strike in Pakistan kills three suspected militants

A US drone strike in Pakistan has killed three suspected militants near the Afghanistan border, according to intelligence officials.

Amanda Dory, the Pentagon's deputy assistant secretary for Africa,

Pentagon plans for multinational operation in Mali

US military planners have begun to help organize a multinational proxy force to intervene next year in Mali, the famine-stricken, coup-wracked African country that has become a magnet for Islamist extremists, US officials said Wednesday.

Army General Carter Ham

Terror groups in Africa working with Al-Qaida, US General says

Terror groups operating in Mali, Nigeria and elsewhere in northern Africa are collaborating among themselves and receiving training from al-Qaida affiliates in the region, according to the head of the U.S. Africa Command.

Yemeni men inspect the site where a Saudi diplomat and his bodyguard were killed in Sanaa's southern district of Hada, where embassies and diplomats' residences are located

Saudi diplomat shot dead in Yemeni capital

Gunmen killed a Saudi diplomat and his Yemeni bodyguard on a busy street in the capital here Wednesday, the latest in a string of assassinations of government figures in this impoverished Middle Eastern country.

Assad's brutal retaliation kills 10 Syrian children in cluster bomb attack

Rebels claim strike on school playground is proof of regime's use of controversial munitions

Abu Qatada has been freed from Long Lartin prison

Suicide bombers kill at least 20 soldiers in birthplace of Syrian uprising

At least 20 Syrian soldiers were killed yesterday when suicide car bombers struck at a military base in Dara'a, the southern city where the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began 20 months ago.

Umer Farooq admits possession of terrorist documents containing details of how to make explosives, poisons and mines

A 34-year-old man has admitted possession of terrorist documents containing details of how to make explosives, poisons and mines.

John Brennan, assistant to the president for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, has become one of the most influential figures in the Obama administration's efforts to target al-Qaida militants.

US criticises Europe over 'failure' to label Hezbollah a terrorist organisation

White House counterterrorism chief John O. Brennan said Friday that European failure to join the United States in designating the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah a terrorist organization is undermining international counterterrorism efforts.

François Hollande said Mali is a major issue for the security of both Africa and Europe

War in Mali 'inevitable' as Europe agrees to foot the bill for tackling Islamists

Foreign Jihadists join al-Qa'ida militants as battle over former French colony looms

President Barack Obama accused his rival of espousing positions that are “wrong and reckless” in a fiery presidential debate last night

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both revealed weaknesses in a debate that won't be decisive

The American voters were treated to two distinct foreign policy approaches

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