article 13 October 2015 World, Syria
Syria: Russian embassy shelling was 'terrorist act'

Russia says the shelling of its embassy in the Syrian capital was an "act of terrorism" designed to intimidate "supporters of the fight against terrorism".

article 18 August 2015 World, Bangladesh
Bangladesh blogger machete murders: Briton arrested

A British man, Touhidur Rahman, is among three people arrested in Bangladesh for alleged involvement in the brutal murders of two secular bloggers.

article 07 August 2015 World
Bangladesh blogger Niloy Chatterjee hacked to death

Bangladeshi blogger Niloy Chatterjee becomes the fourth critic of religious extremism to be killed in less than six months after being attacked with machetes.

post 07 July 2015
Read more on Simon Israel's blog MI5: 7/7 ended scepticism about terrorist threat

Ten years on, the head of MI5 says 7/7 delivered a step change "in the nation's counter terrorism defences".

article 04 July 2015 World, Iraq
Anti-government forces prepare to fight Syrian Army units in Aleppo (Getty)
Islamists squeezed as Kurds and Syrian government attack

Kurdish fighters reportedly advance to within 30 miles of the Islamic State group's stronghold of Raqqa, while pro-Assad forces battle Sunni militants on the Lebanese border.

article 30 June 2015 UK
London counter-terrorism operation, London, 30 June 2015 (Getty)
How has the UK terror threat changed since 7/7?

A major counter-terrorism exercise is taking place in the UK capital today, as we approach the 10th anniversary of the London bombings in which 52 people died. What has changed since 2005?

article 15 June 2015 UK, Somalia
Al-Shabaab militant Thomas Evans
UK jihadist Thomas Evans 'killed with al-Shabaab'

British Muslim convert Thomas Evans is reported to have died fighting for the Islamist terror group al-Shabaab in Kenya.

post 15 June 2015
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog 'Marlboro Man' Belmokhtar killed - but the jihadi threat is growing

The killing near Benghazi of Mokhtar Belmokhtar, al-Qaeda's top man in north Africa, is unlikely to quell the rising jihadi movement in Libya and the surrounding region.

article 18 May 2015 World, Kenya
Al-Shabaab militant
Jamal Osman by How al-Shabaab is dividing communities in northern Kenya

Al-Shabaab militants killed 148 non-Muslim students in the northern Kenyan town of Garissa last month. Jamal Osman finds that a growing number of Christian residents are now fleeing the community.