The UN refugee agency said 65,000 had been displaced since mid-January
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Monday 20 August 2012
The UN special rapporteur on human rights to urge establishing a mechanism to investigate such killings
Thursday 16 August 2012
At least 15 people have been killed and dozens wounded when militants launched attacks in central and northern Iraq, the latest wave of strikes aimed at undermining the government's authority.
Thursday 16 August 2012
Young British Muslims are in danger of being radicalised by the conflict in Syria, an MP has warned.
Tuesday 14 August 2012
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Thursday 09 August 2012
High Court judges today rejected a “gloomy prognosis” that there could be another year or more of litigation before a final decision is made on deporting radical preacher Abu Qatada.
Sunday 05 August 2012
A suicide bomber struck at a wake in Yemen's southern city of Jaar overnight, killing at least 45 people and wounding dozens more including the leader of a local group fighting al-Qa'ida-linked militants, officials and medics said today.
Wednesday 01 August 2012
The controversial Muslim cleric Abu Qatada will remain behind bars after his latest bid for freedom was rejected by the High Court yesterday.
Wednesday 25 July 2012
The Australian government has dropped its court battle to seize profits from a book written by a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, saying that his guilty plea before a US military commission could not be relied upon.
Tuesday 24 July 2012
Over 100 people were killed yesterday in multiple bombings and shootings across Iraq as insurgents mainly targeted members of the majority Shia population in easily the bloodiest day of violence since US troops pulled out seven months ago.
Saturday 21 July 2012
Syria's regime is rapidly unravelling. In the same week as a bombing that killed four of President Assad's top security chiefs, rebels have seized control of the Syria-Iraq border and turned Damascus into a war zone.
Tuesday 17 July 2012
The health of hundreds of thousands of children has been put at risk after the Taliban announced a ban on a polio immunisation campaign in the country's tribal areas to protest against US airstrikes.
Friday 13 July 2012
They said they would pay the Government for the pleasure of serving the Olympic spirit – but once they got the contract they'd only do their bit if we paid them £500 million and did the work ourselves. It's there in black and white.
Thursday 12 July 2012
Preparations for the London Olympics have put Britain's intelligence agencies under significant pressure, as the country stages its largest ever peacetime security operation, British lawmakers said today.
Wednesday 11 July 2012
At least 10 people died in the blast, and dozens more were injured, including seven critically after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives outside a police academy in the Yemen capital Sanaa, a security official said.
Friday 06 July 2012
Pakistani intelligence officials say missiles fired by a U.S. drone have killed at least four suspected militants near the Afghan border.
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