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Hand-held device detects liquid bombs in 5 seconds
A Japanese research team has developed a bomb-detection device that can quickly determine if liquid inside a container is explosive or flammable. Once the device is manufactured, it could rapidly speed up baggage inspections at busy airports.

28.10.2014 03:28

Qatari intelligence chief spurns ISIS funding allegations
Senior Qatari officials have refuted allegations the country is financially backing Islamic State militants in Syria. But the UK government faces increasing pressure to push the Gulf state’s Emir to take tougher action against jihadi financiers.

27.10.2014 09:19

Ex-PM Tony Blair possible terror target, UK jury told
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie Booth may have been the target of a terror attack, the jury of a trial has heard. The proceedings are being held largely behind closed doors.

14.10.2014 10:21

UK urges Turkey to join military alliance against ISIS
As Islamic State threatens to capture the Syrian city of Kobani, Britain’s defense secretary, Michael Fallon, has called upon the Turkish government to join the UK and its allies in military operations against the jihadist militants.

09.10.2014 14:11

British jihadists threaten ‘imminent’ terror attack to avenge UK airstrikes
British jihadists fighting in Syria have threatened to launch a terror attack in Britain in a mark of retribution against UK airstrikes in Iraq. They claim the attack would parallel the 7/7 London bombings and beheading of soldier Lee Rigby.

02.10.2014 13:44

‘Putin on our side’: Farage demands West work with Moscow to defeat ISIS
The West must desist from its staunch opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s policy in Ukraine, and form an alliance with Moscow in order to defeat Islamic State (IS), UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage has said.

16.09.2014 13:42

Al-Qaeda urged ISIS to release UK aid worker following his abduction
Al-Qaeda made an appeal to the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) to release British hostage, Alan Henning, on the grounds he was an honest and upright aid worker, who genuinely tried to ease the plight of suffering Muslims, it has emerged.

16.09.2014 08:30

US govt warned Sotloff's parents of prosecution if they paid ransom - family spox
The parents of murdered journalist Steven Sotloff, who was killed by Islamic State extremists, were warned by the White House that they could face criminal prosecution if they paid a ransom to free their son, the family spokesperson told Yahoo News.

14.09.2014 15:57

MPs demand clarity on UK military intervention policy in Syria
MPs have called upon UK ministers to clarify Britain’s stance on airstrikes in Syria, amid an apparent divergence in rhetoric emanating from the Foreign Office and No 10.

12.09.2014 14:11

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