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Brian Wood has battled for decades to hold the global arms trade to account. Now, a historic treaty is being signed

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The former Prime Minister said the ideology that inspired the act of terror that shocked Britain last month is 'profound and dangerous'

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Voices in Danger: In Iraq, intimidation threatens the media's ability to report

In a country still recovering from war, reporting is as dangerous as ever

The aftermath of an Israeli air strike in Syria

The parachute columnists are back with a vengeance

They can write about what they want from wherever they want, not needing to know much about their chosen topic so long as they write well - this time it's Syria

China enraged by Pentagon’s claims it is waging new cyberwar

US report makes first  explicit accusation that Beijing is hacking for military secrets

Britain has not 'closed off' option of arming Syrian rebels, says Defence Secretary Philip Hammond

Britain has "never closed off" the option of arming the Syrian rebels, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has said.

At risk: Journalists filming wounded Free Syrian Army soldiers

A barbaric war throws up a horror story that makes villains of all

There aren't words to describe the brutality of an image currently circulating in Syria. But in an age of photo-shop, who knows how much of it is real

Tony Blair on going to war: 'The consequences are difficult and the choice is ugly'

'If I'd been PM, I'd have given David Cameron a run for his money': Tony Blair blasts Gordon Brown on 2010 election

In rare foray into party affairs, former leader says he would have done better than Brown

A wounded man is taken for first aid at hospital after what the government claimed to be a chemical weapons attack by rebels in Aleppo

‘Hell had arrived in Halabja’: 25 years ago it was Kurds bombarded with chemical weapons - now Syrians might share their fate

The regime has been accused of using chemical weapons, as have the rebels

Poll: Is Greg Dyke the right man to lead the FA?

Greg Dyke, former Director-General of the BBC, has been appointed as Chairman of the FA.

Mizal Karim Al-Sweady, the father of Hamid Al-Sweady, carries a photo of his son after leaving the inquiry into his death

Al-Sweady inquiry: Iraqi father says bodies handed over by UK soldiers showed signs of torture

The father of an Iraqi teenager claimed today that his son's body showed signs of torture after it was handed back by British troops following a brutal battle.

Iraqis inspect the site of a car bomb attack in Baghdad's impoverished district of Sadr City last month

Blame Iraq, not America, for sectarian civil war

Iraqi society is as polarised as ever. The ongoing battles over its future shape show that the country's divisions long pre-dated the Western invasion of a decade ago

'Desert Rats' lose tanks in Army shake-up

The "Desert Rats" are to lose their tanks in a shake-up of the UK's shrinking Armed Forces, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.

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Sacrifice of Bradley Manning's liberty will not have been made in vain

An example had to be made of a soldier who revealed a far uglier reality

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