post 11 September 2014
Read more from Jon on Snowblog Our obligation to the memory of the victims of 9/11

Have we learned from 9/11? From my own experience reporting sporadically across the region for over three decades, my fear is that we have not.

post 26 August 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Neither dawn nor dignity in Libya

Libya's rival factions are called Dawn and Dignity. But fighting means it has little chance of achieving the new dawn or the life of dignity the 2011 revolution promised.

article 26 August 2014 World, United States
by Is US more resistant to radicalisation than UK?

At least 500 Britons are thought to have taken up arms in Syria and Iraq, while only a dozen American-born nationals have been identified as Islamic State fighters. What is behind the difference?

post 20 August 2014
Read more from Krishnan Guru-Murthy on Gurublog Why we shouldn't share - or view - the video of James Foley's murder

We don't need to see the brutal footage of the murder of journalist James Foley to know that his death was wrong. But by refusing to share it, we can diminish its propaganda value.

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.