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How Afghanistan became most dangerous country in the world
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How Afghanistan became most dangerous country in the world

More bombings on Independence Day after 63 people killed in a suicide bomb attack on Kabul wedding
19 Aug 2019
Al-Qa’eda releases Isis ‘blooper reel’
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Al-Qa’eda releases Isis ‘blooper reel’

Leaked propaganda video footage shows Islamic State fighter in Yemen fluffing his lines
16 Aug 2019
Who was Hamza bin Laden and how did he die?
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Who was Hamza bin Laden and how did he die?

The son of al-Qa’eda founder was reportedly killed in an air strike
1 Aug 2019
The Iraq War, 15 years on
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The Iraq War, 15 years on

Legacy of US invasion still affects the Middle East and divides America
20 Mar 2018
Footage of Hamza bin Laden's wedding released
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Footage of Hamza bin Laden's wedding released

Terrorist leader Osama bin Laden's son had not been seen in public since childhood
3 Nov 2017
Osama bin Laden’s surprising video collection
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Osama bin Laden’s surprising video collection

Tom and Jerry cartoons, YouTube viral videos and crochet tutorials found on terrorist leader’s computer
2 Nov 2017
Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for Ivory Coast attack
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Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for Ivory Coast attack

At least 16 people killed after 'calm' gunmen open fire in popular Grand Bassam beach resort
14 Mar 2016

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Shaker Aamer: last Brit in Guantanamo Bay released
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Shaker Aamer: last Brit in Guantanamo Bay released

Aamer spent the past 13 years imprisoned without any charge or trial
30 Oct 2015
Five things we learned from Osama bin Laden's tapes
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Five things we learned from Osama bin Laden's tapes

The al-Qaeda leader gave a chilling warning of 9/11 and believed fellow Muslims were the real enemy
18 Aug 2015
Manchester bomb plotter Abid Naseer found guilty in US
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Manchester bomb plotter Abid Naseer found guilty in US

Man who planned to bring 'carnage' to the Arndale Centre was arrested in UK but later released
5 Mar 2015
MI5 double agent offers rare insight into al-Qaeda and jihad
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MI5 double agent offers rare insight into al-Qaeda and jihad

Aimen Dean was recruited by British security and intelligence services to report back on al-Qaeda
3 Mar 2015
MI5 admits it cannot protect UK from every terror attack
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MI5 admits it cannot protect UK from every terror attack

Days after Charlie Hebdo attack, MI5 chief gives stark assessment of terrorism threat in the UK
9 Jan 2015
CIA torture report: US braces for international backlash
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CIA torture report: US braces for international backlash

Report due to expose sexual threats and other brutal techniques used against terror suspects
9 Dec 2014
ROBERT FOX: New video hints at changes in IS
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ROBERT FOX: New video hints at changes in IS

More rudimentary filming suggests Islamic State is on the run: if anything, the movement is spreading
17 Nov 2014
LA and Iraq united by gangsta craving for honour and respect
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LA and Iraq united by gangsta craving for honour and respect

What does shooting of Suge Knight have to do with execution of James Foley? Possibly a great deal
26 Aug 2014
ROBERT FOX: Iraq needs UK boots on the ground
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ROBERT FOX: Iraq needs UK boots on the ground

And why the PM must accept that destroying the Sunni fanatics will necessitate 'boots on the ground'
22 Aug 2014
How are British jihadists travelling to Syria and Iraq?
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How are British jihadists travelling to Syria and Iraq?

Budget flights and 'distressingly porous' borders are enabling Britons to fight in the Middle East
21 Aug 2014
Syria: who are the rebel groups fighting against Assad?
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Syria: who are the rebel groups fighting against Assad?

Islamic State militants and Assad's forces encircle Aleppo in what could be tipping point of civil war
14 Aug 2014
Yazidis: who are they and why are they being pursued?
Yazidi women take shelter at a school in the Kurdish city of Dohuk
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Yazidis: who are they and why are they being pursued?

One of Iraq's oldest and most persecuted religious minorities, the Yazidi faces yet another genocide
8 Aug 2014
Barack Obama: 'We tortured some folks' after 9/11
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Barack Obama: 'We tortured some folks' after 9/11

White House said those responsible were 'real patriots', as human rights groups call for 'legal consequences'
4 Aug 2014
BRITISH JIHAD: How much of a threat does it pose?
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BRITISH JIHAD: How much of a threat does it pose?

As jihadist warns of 'black flag of Islam over Downing St', a Q&A on the risks for the West
17 Jul 2014
AIRPORT ALERT: New rules for mobile phones
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AIRPORT ALERT: New rules for mobile phones

Passengers face more stringent mobile phone checks at airports amid fears of an al-Qaeda plot
9 Jul 2014
Al-Baghdadi grabs global jihad brand once owned by Bin Laden
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Al-Baghdadi grabs global jihad brand once owned by Bin Laden

By using social media, self-proclaimed Caliph Ibrahim insures the flow of recruits from Britain and Europe
30 Jun 2014
IRAQ: Don't expect Blair to take blame for Isis
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IRAQ: Don't expect Blair to take blame for Isis

Murderous militants have exploited West’s botched foreign policy. But will anyone accept responsibility?
12 Jun 2014
Taliban threat to Afghan poll: was anything accomplished?
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Taliban threat to Afghan poll: was anything accomplished?

Three news books suggest Britain's adventure in Afghanistan was a horrible waste of lives and money
31 Mar 2014
VENETIA RAINEY: 13 nuns reveal the truth about Syria
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VENETIA RAINEY: 13 nuns reveal the truth about Syria

For a start, we now know Bashar Assad’s regime does detain children. But there’s more…
14 Mar 2014
Lebanon's war with al-Qaeda: is it a losing battle?
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Lebanon's war with al-Qaeda: is it a losing battle?

Hezbollah is not the perpetrator but the target because of its decision to fight alongside Assad in Syria
20 Feb 2014
Syria: what do we know about suspected UK suicide bomber?
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Syria: what do we know about suspected UK suicide bomber?

Abdul Waheed Majeed lived on Martyrs Avenue in former home of Sarah Payne killer Roy Whiting
13 Feb 2014
SYRIA: Why some Christians pray for Assad victory
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SYRIA: Why some Christians pray for Assad victory

Ahead of Geneva II, a growing number of Lebanese Christians see Syria's leader as their best defence
27 Nov 2013
CRISPIN BLACK: We've surrendered to the Taliban
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CRISPIN BLACK: We've surrendered to the Taliban

If we've decided to 'cut and run' by holding talks with Afghan insurgents, why not just cut and run now?
20 Jun 2013
DRONE STIKES: Taliban No.2 'killed' in Pakistan
In this photograph taken on October 4, 2009 shows new Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud (L) sits with his commander Wali-ur Rehman (R) during his meeting with local media representati
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DRONE STIKES: Taliban No.2 'killed' in Pakistan

Days after Obama promises to curtail drone strikes, unmanned aircraft kill four militants
29 May 2013
BOSTON BOMBS: Dancer becomes symbol of US hope
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BOSTON BOMBS: Dancer becomes symbol of US hope

Gutsy 32-year-old dancer vows to run next Boston marathon and says bombers 'won't steal my life'
24 Apr 2013
BOSTON: Bombs were Taliban-style devices
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BOSTON: Bombs were Taliban-style devices

It doesn't necessarily mean the FBI are hunting a foreigner - signs still point to 'domestic terrorism'
17 Apr 2013
WASHINGTON: why the savage attack on Clinton?
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WASHINGTON: why the savage attack on Clinton?

For right-wingers enraged by Obama's inaugural address, attacking Hillary Clinton was irresistible
24 Jan 2013