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

Ben Emmerson opposes drone attacks

US 'should hand over footage of drone strikes or face UN inquiry'

The UN special rapporteur on human rights to urge establishing a mechanism to investigate such killings

Militants kill 15 in Iraq attacks

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.

'Radicalisation' warning over Syria

Young British Muslims are in danger of being radicalised by the conflict in Syria, an MP has warned.

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Abu Qatada: A judge yesterday ruled that freeing the cleric during the Olympics would be 'exceptionally problematic'

Judges reject Abu Qatada decision claim

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.

Suicide bomber kills at least 45 in south Yemen city

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.

Qatada stays in custody as High Court rejects judicial review

The controversial Muslim cleric Abu Qatada will remain behind bars after his latest bid for freedom was rejected by the High Court yesterday.

Guantanamo man may keep book profit

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.

Iraqi boys inspect a bombed car in Mahmudiya, south of Baghdad, where three car bombs claimed 11 lives

Militants kill 107 on deadliest day in Iraq since US withdrawal

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.

Shashank Joshi: Minorities are rightly fearful as Islamists step in to fill power vacuum

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.

Taliban bans polio vaccinations

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.

The Sketch: Serving the spirit of the Games for a mere £500m

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.

Olympics put British spy agencies under pressure

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.

Suicide bomber targets police academy in Yemen

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.

US drone strike kills four militants in Pakistan

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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