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The garden of a British diplomat is believed to have been dug up after his son was arrested on Saturday

Eight arrested in Spain over recruitment to al-Qa'ida-linked Jihadist groups fighting in Syria

Ring thought to have acted as support group to enable would-be fighters to get to training camps

8 June 2013: US President Barack Obama, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, California where they were finishing their summit

'We try to collect everything and hang on to it forever': US intelligence agencies' cosy relationship with academia and business may be hard to unwind

Revelations of snooping into private data and communications on a massive scale by the Obama administration has shed a little daylight on the widespread and lucrative links between American intelligence agencies, industry and academia.

Supporters of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan greet his return to Istanbul early yesterday

Special Report: The tortured activist whose fate tells Turkish protesters: don’t seek refuge in Greece

Bulut Yayla, a Turkish archaeology student and left-wing activist, says he travelled to Greece in April this year to escape imprisonment and torture he endured under the government of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

An opposition march in Addis Ababa on Sunday called for the release of political prisoners

Voices in Danger: Jailed for 18 years for criticising Ethiopia's government, journalist Eskinder Nega vows to keep fighting

The Independent has seen a defiant letter smuggled out of jail by a man who pines for democracy

David Cameron at Camp Bastion last year.

Camp Bastion another black mark on Britain's war in Afghanistan

The idea that our forces would act as a break on American excesses was a pipe dream

President Obama is expected to nominate James Comey as the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Blast from the George W Bush past: Obama to name James Comey as next FBI director

President Obama is expected to nominate James Comey, a widely respected former federal prosecutor and deputy Attorney General during the George W Bush administration, as the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the country’s most important law enforcement agency.

French soldier attack: Known radical Islamist arrested on suspicion of attempting to murder Cedric Cordiez

A known radical Islamist was arrested on suspicion of attempting to murder a French soldier yesterday, after DNA discovered on a juice bottle was used to identify him.

Michael Adebowale pictured shortly after last Wednesday's attack

Woolwich terror attack: Suspect Michael Adebowale in court over Drummer Lee Rigby’s murder

Woolwich suspect will appear in Westminster Magistrates' Court to face a charge of murder and of illegal possession of a firearm

Pakistan: Taliban No 2 Wali ur-Rehman reported dead in US drone strike

Missiles claim senior terror target, say intelligence sources

French investigate Woolwich ‘copy-cat’ attack on soldier in Paris

The soldier was wounded in the incident which happened as he patrolled the French capital's La Defense business district with two comrades

Poll: David Cameron left the country for a holiday in Ibiza. Should he have gone?

Nobody could say that David Cameron's job is easy, but the last few weeks in particular must have tested his resolve.

French soldier stabbed in the neck in Paris

Police are seeking a suspect of North African origin

The cleric Omar Bakri Mohammed has been secretly filmed stating that decapitation of the enemies of Islam was permitted

Exclusive: Woolwich killings suspect Michael Adebolajo was inspired by cleric banned from UK after urging followers to behead enemies of Islam

Latest: Second suspect named as footage emerges of pair being shot by police

A demonstrator puts on a prison-style jumpsuit as she joins a protest beside a mock drone at the gates of Fort McNair where President Barack Obama will speak at the National Defense University in Washington

President Barack Obama defends US drone strikes - but moves to rein them in as Guantanamo Bay closure rears its head again

US President seeks to assuage anger – at  home and abroad – over unmanned flight attacks

Russia claims to have foiled possible terror plot

Russia's counter-terrorism agency says it killed two militants it believes were planning a terrorist act in Moscow and detained a third.

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