Terrorism

Deradicalisation programmes not working on jailed jihadists, watchdog warns
Police and paramedics attend the scene following an attack on London Bridge in June 2017
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Deradicalisation programmes not working on jailed jihadists, watchdog warns

Counterterrorism expert says heavy supervision schemes needed alongside efforts to counter radical ideologies
14 Dec 2020
British MPs narrowly escaped death in terror bomb plot
Theresa Villiers arrives at 10 Downing Street for a cabinet meeting in November 2019.
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British MPs narrowly escaped death in terror bomb plot

Trial begins today over alleged terror plot that ‘could have triggered World War Three’
27 Nov 2020
Emmanuel Macron calls for EU to rethink free movement
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Emmanuel Macron calls for EU to rethink free movement

French president says reform is needed to tackle international terrorism
6 Nov 2020
How has Isis dealt with the outbreak of Covid-19?
Men suspected of being affiliated with the Isis in a prison cell in northeastern Syrian.
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How has Isis dealt with the outbreak of Covid-19?

Terror group finds new opportunities amid the global pandemic
21 Oct 2020
Isis Beatles face ‘fate worse than death’ in hellish US jail
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Isis Beatles face ‘fate worse than death’ in hellish US jail

British jihadis say they fear being sentenced to life in ‘hellhole’ supermax prison if convicted by US court
25 Aug 2020
Isis bride Shamima Begum’s journey to Syria - and back
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Isis bride Shamima Begum’s journey to Syria - and back

Court rules that former Londoner may return to UK to fight decision to revoke her British citizenship
17 Jul 2020
‘Bomb scare’ flight in emergency landing at Stansted
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‘Bomb scare’ flight in emergency landing at Stansted

Two men arrested after note warning of explosives found in loo on Dublin-bound plane
14 Jul 2020

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Reading terror attack: what we know so far
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Reading terror attack: what we know so far

Sources say Libyan suspect in stabbings that claimed three lives was known to MI5
22 Jun 2020
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Quiz of The Week: 16 - 22 May

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22 May 2020
Security costs to keep MPs safe rise by £4m post-Brexit
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Security costs to keep MPs safe rise by £4m post-Brexit

Heightened security measures follow divisive Brexit referendum and terrorist threats
21 May 2020
Terror suspects to face ‘indefinite controls’ under new laws
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Terror suspects to face ‘indefinite controls’ under new laws

Rights groups criticise government plan to put indefinite curbs on alleged offenders’ movements
20 May 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘we’re not going on a summer holiday’
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Instant Opinion: ‘we’re not going on a summer holiday’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 20 May
20 May 2020
FBI names Saudi diplomat suspected of aiding 9/11 hijackers
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FBI names Saudi diplomat suspected of aiding 9/11 hijackers

US intelligence agency makes ‘giant screw-up’ in court documents responding to lawsuit by victims’ families
13 May 2020
Was Lockerbie conviction a miscarriage of justice?
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Was Lockerbie conviction a miscarriage of justice?

Scottish commission approves application for appeal court hearing
12 Mar 2020
Why does the far-right pose such a threat in Europe?
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Why does the far-right pose such a threat in Europe?

Deadly gun attack in Germany described as a ‘wake-up call’ for continent
21 Feb 2020
Instant Opinion: Why snobs make the best novelists
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Instant Opinion: Why snobs make the best novelists

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 12 February
12 Feb 2020
Mohiussunnath Chowdhury: Madame Tussauds plot revealed
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Mohiussunnath Chowdhury: Madame Tussauds plot revealed

Chowdhury was acquitted in 2017 after being arrested outside Buckingham Palace with a samurai sword
11 Feb 2020
How Extinction Rebellion got ‘extremist ideology’ label
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How Extinction Rebellion got ‘extremist ideology’ label

Counterterrorism police sent out report about potential national security threat posed by the environmental group
7 Feb 2020
Fact check: five key questions about terrorism sentences
Streatham attack
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Fact check: five key questions about terrorism sentences

Fresh Government crackdown on terror offenders likely to be challenged in courts
4 Feb 2020
Streatham terror attack: what we know
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 02: Police emergency services are seen at the site of an incident after a man has been shot dead by police in South London following stabbing several people
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Streatham terror attack: what we know

Attacker was recently released from prison after conviction on 13 terror charges
3 Feb 2020
Polygraphs for terrorists: do lie detectors work?
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Polygraphs for terrorists: do lie detectors work?

Tories planning to introduce tests in bid to stop terrorists from gaming deradicalisation programmes
21 Jan 2020
Is Britain experiencing a rise in neo-Nazism?
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Is Britain experiencing a rise in neo-Nazism?

Durham teenager arrested for planning attacks on public sites including synagogues
8 Jan 2020
Is Islamic State bouncing back in Iraq?
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Is Islamic State bouncing back in Iraq?

Kurdish official says the group is now ‘like al-Qa’eda on steroids’
23 Dec 2019
London Bridge attack: who are the 69 terrorists freed early?
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London Bridge attack: who are the 69 terrorists freed early?

Two ‘violent jihadists’ already returned to jail as police check licence conditions
3 Dec 2019
Instant Opinion: Morning-after-pill an ‘under-used resource’
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Instant Opinion: Morning-after-pill an ‘under-used resource’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 2 December
2 Dec 2019
Does deradicalisation work?
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Does deradicalisation work?

Government programmes under fire following London Bridge attack
2 Dec 2019
Tories and Labour begin London Bridge attack blame game
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Tories and Labour begin London Bridge attack blame game

Both parties accused of trying to capitalise on deadly attack
2 Dec 2019
London bridge attack: suspect had previous terror conviction
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London bridge attack: suspect had previous terror conviction

Attacker named as Usman Khan was known to police and MI5 after previous conviction
29 Nov 2019
The EU countries worst affected by terrorism
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The EU countries worst affected by terrorism

UK tops new rankings following series of high-profile attacks in recent years
20 Nov 2019
Tooba Gondal: who is the alleged ‘Isis matchmaker’?
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Tooba Gondal: who is the alleged ‘Isis matchmaker’?

Former Goldsmiths student who allegedly recruited Shamima Begum is being sent to France despite family’s plea
14 Nov 2019
Terror threat level lowered for first time in two years
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Terror threat level lowered for first time in two years

Home secretary warns that ‘substantial’ continues to indicate a high level of threat
5 Nov 2019
German synagogue attack: shooter is ‘right-wing extremist’
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German synagogue attack: shooter is ‘right-wing extremist’

Lone wolf gunman streamed live video of the deadly shooting on Twitch, echoing the Christchurch massacre in March
10 Oct 2019
Anti-terror police running a secret Prevent database
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Anti-terror police running a secret Prevent database

Human rights campaigners say news is ‘chilling’
7 Oct 2019
Afghanistan election: who will win?
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Afghanistan election: who will win?

The country’s fragile democracy to be put to the test amid stalled peace talks
26 Sep 2019