article 08 July 2014 UK, Syria
Darshna Soni by Two Birmingham men plead guilty to Syria jihad

Two men plead guilty to travelling to Syria to join al-Qaeda militants, after they were turned in to police by their worried parents. Home Affairs Correspondent Darshna Soni reports.

article 06 July 2014 World, United States
US bans uncharged mobiles and other devices on planes

The US Transportation Security Administration will not allow mobile phones or other electronic devices on US-bound planes at some overseas airports if the devices are not charged.

article 05 July 2014 World, Somalia
Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for car bomb in Somalia

Al-Shabaab militants, who threatened to step up attacks during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, say they were behind a blast that killed four people near the Somali parliament building.

article 04 July 2014 UK, Iraq
Imams' plea to British Muslims: don't go to Syria or Iraq

Religious leaders call on British Muslims not to go to Syria or Iraq for jihad, amid rising fears of radicalisation in the conflicts which could spread across the globe.

article 03 July 2014 Iraq
Sheik Mamoun bin Abd al-Hamid Hatem
Senior al-Qaeda leader calls for followers to support Isis

The leader of an al-Qaeda faction in Yemen has urged Muslims to back rival Islamist faction Isis - evidence of a deep split in the ranks of the extremists.

post 03 July 2014
Read more from Jonathan Rugman his blog Yemen's top bombmaker: the world's most dangerous man?

Ibrahim Hassan Al-Asiri can lay claim to being the most world's most dangerous man. And he has been linked to bomb fears which have seen the US step up airport security.

video 02 July 2014 World, Iraq

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Should the US be supporting moderate Syrian rebels? - video

US Ambassador Robert Ford says people who say it's impossible to tell the between good and bad rebels in Syria are being "intellectually lazy." "We should be supporting moderate groups," he says.

article 01 July 2014 World, Iraq
Al-Qaeda spiritual leader labels Islamic State as 'deviants'. (Reuters)
Jonathan Miller by Al-Qaeda spiritual leader: Islamic State are 'deviants'

Sheikh Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, regarded as the most influential voice in Salafist Islam, forcefully rejects the Islamic State's declaration of a new caliphate and brands them a "deviant group".

article 24 June 2014 World, Iraq
Isis rebels 'capture' Baiji Iraq oil refinery

Sunni rebels in Iraq claim they have fully captured the country's main oil refinery at Baiji, north of Baghdad.