Ministers have come under increasing pressure to name the date when the findings of Sir John Chilcot’s inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war will be published. A debate on the cost of the probe was held in Westminster Hall on Wednesday.
A Washington, DC jury has convicted one former Blackwater guard of murder and three more from the private military company of voluntary manslaughter in connection with infamous 2007 shooting in Baghdad that left 14 civilians dead and 17 others injured.
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.
Former Pentagon head Leon Panetta is using a new memoir to bash President Barack Obama and top White House aides for failing to sufficiently lead in talks with the Iraqi government over a deal that would have kept US troops in Iraq past 2011.
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.
Powers banning extremists from appearing on TV and which allow police to vet “harmful” individuals’ social media activity would be enforced if the Conservatives return to power next year, Home Secretary Theresa May is set to announce.
MPs have voted to back Britain joining US-led airstrikes on Islamic State in Iraq in a vote on Friday. Attacks could begin within days, as ministers admit that UK military intervention could last two or three years.
Financially stable British-born Muslims who take their security for granted are most at risk of radicalization by terror groups, according to new research. Socially isolated and depressed Muslims are also identified.