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Al-Qaeda escapes US Special Forces raid in Yemen with British, American hostages
US Special Operations commandos and Yemeni troops rescued eight hostages held by Al-Qaeda in Yemen. However, a Yemeni official said on Wednesday they failed to free five others, including a British citizen and an American journalist.

27.11.2014 09:17

'Woolwich murder could not have been prevented'- UK govt committee
The UK intelligence service MI5 has been criticized for its failure to monitor and reign in the two men who murdered British soldier Lee Rigby in South London in May last year.

25.11.2014 11:07

It takes 28 civilian lives to kill a single terrorist leader – UK human rights group
Eliminating a specific terrorist leader is a ‘targeted killing’ according to the US. However, Britain’s Reprieve human-rights group calculated that it takes about 28 innocent lives to take out a single terrorist leader, often with multiple drone strikes.

25.11.2014 05:56

Obama secretly extends US combat operation in Afghanistan
President Barack Obama has secretly signed an order that expands the United States’ direct combat role in Afghanistan throughout 2015, the New York Times reported.

22.11.2014 03:00

CIA prepares for dramatic changes
CIA Director John Brennan and top agency officers are considering organizational restructuring that could mesh long-separate spying and analysis divisions into hybrid units tasked with following individual regions and US security threats.

20.11.2014 15:43

​Treat extremist preachers like pedophiles - British MP
Preachers who “groom” young people to become terrorists should be treated like pedophiles, a British MP has said.

20.11.2014 16:16

Drone operators had Bin Laden in crosshairs a year before 9/11
​The first American to ever launch a drone strike from an armed unmanned aerial vehicle now says he had Osama Bin Laden in his crosshairs in 2000, a full year before the terrorist attacks of September 11.

19.11.2014 15:21

The Cult of ISIS
No, we’re not talking about any ancient Egyptian religious lore, even though geographically, we’re in the same general area.

19.11.2014 11:43

Pakistan Taliban splinter group pledges support to Islamic State
Seeing the Western world as a common enemy, extremist groups around the world continue uniting under the umbrella of the Islamic State, whose military and business successes are inspiring affiliates to pledge their allegiance to the “caliphate.”

18.11.2014 23:54

‘Stateless extremist’ Muslim stripped of UK citizenship, appeals to Supreme Court
A Muslim convert stripped of his British citizenship by Home Secretary Theresa May for alleged extremism has launched an appeal to the Supreme Court to overturn her decision on the grounds it would render him stateless.

18.11.2014 12:03

Global terrorism on rise: Fivefold increase in terror-related deaths since 2000
Almost 18,000 people were killed in terrorist attacks in 2013, a 61 percent increase from the 2012. Four terrorist groups, the Islamic State, Al-Qaeda, the Taliban and Boko Haram were responsible for two thirds of all such deaths around the globe.

18.11.2014 08:51

Charity Commission ‘targets’ Muslim orgs – report
More than a quarter of British charities under investigation by UK authorities are Islamic organizations, according to a report. Muslim leaders and activists have criticized the government for what they see as ‘excessive’ surveillance.

17.11.2014 13:00