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video 09 December 2014 World, Somalia

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Is the US overseeing torture in Somalia? - video

An exclusive report on allegations the CIA has been working closely with Somali forces in the interrogation and torture of suspected al-Shabaab members - the militant group linked to al-Qaeda.

video 09 December 2014 World, United States

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Exposed US torture methods 'unacceptable' to UK - video

Exposed US interrogation methods "wouldn't be carried out" by the UK, says Richard Ottoway, Conservative MP and member of the National Security Strategy Joint Committee.

video 09 December 2014 World, United States

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CIA torture report details 'ugly truth' - video

Investigators deliver a damning indictment of CIA interrogation practices after the 9/11 attacks. Senate intelligence committee chair Dianne Feinstein calls the findings a stain on America's history.

article 07 December 2014 World, Pakistan
North Waziristan (Reuters)
Al-Qaeda loses second key member in as many days

Omar Farooq dies in a drone strike a day after another senior member of the Islamist terror network is shot dead by the Pakistani military.

article 06 December 2014 World, South Africa
Luke Somers
British-born hostage killed in failed rescue attempt

Luke Somers, a British-born photojournalist held hostage by al-Qaeda in Yemen, is killed in a failed rescue attempt.

post 02 December 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Saudi Arabia's Prince Turki: time to step up the war in Syria

It's startling to hear someone advocate all out warfare: no negotiations with Iran, a campaign to defeat Assad by military means, faith in a "moderate" opposition.

article 07 November 2014 World, Pakistan
Bin Laden
Who shot Osama bin Laden?

Members of the US navy Seal team that killed Osama bin Laden at his hideout in 2011 are making conflicting claims about who actually shot the al-Qaeda leader.

post 31 October 2014
Read more on Simon Israel's blog Hostages for fortunes: why governments still pay terror ransoms

Terrorist kidnapping and extortion is now a multi-million pound industry, according to a UN report - and the average value of a foreign hostage is 1.7m.

article 26 October 2014 World, Afghanistan
British troops end combat operations in Afghanistan
British troops end combat operations in Afghanistan

British and US forces formally conclude their military involvement in Afghanistan - but after so much bloodshed, is this really 'mission accomplished'?