MI5 today expressed "profound regret" for failing to prevent the 7/7 bombings.
An attack on Britain by "Irish-related" terrorists is a "strong possibility", the Home Secretary, Theresa May, said yesterday as MI5 raised the country's threat level.
An attack on Great Britain by Irish-related terrorists is a "strong possibility", Home Secretary Theresa May said today as the country's threat level was raised to substantial.
British Muslim extremists are increasingly switching from Pakistan to Somalia to receive training in militant camps with the aim of carrying out attacks in this country, according to the head of MI5.
The government's assessment of the threat of terrorism in the UK is overstated and has undermined the case for imposing tough new anti-terror laws, an influential committee of MPs and peers has warned.
Claims that MI5 misled MPs is 'a calumny and a slur', says chairman of intelligence committee
Secret evidence about the alleged torture of a UK resident captured by the Americans must be made public, the High Court ruled yesterday in a judgment that raises serious questions about what Britain really knew of its ally's interrogation practices.
Miliband and Smith refuse to answer questions
Time was when we didn't even know the name of the head of MI5. The latest incumbent shows how open the secret service has become
The head of MI5, Jonathan Evans, was on display yesterday after he had invited selected journalists to visit him in his office in Millbank, overlooking the Thames, so that he could make a few uncontroversial comments to mark the centenary of the spy network. It was the first time in MI5's 100-year history that a serving head of MI5 had met the press – and even on this occasion, Mr Evans was cautious about which journalists were invited. He gave nothing away.