article 13 April 2015 World, Syria
Yarmouk residents queue for aid (Reuters)
Lindsey Hilsum by Islamic State 'withdraws from Yarmouk camp'

An activist inside Yarmouk camp in Damascus tells Channel 4 News that Islamic State militants have largely withdrawn from the centre of the camp and handed control to other jihadis.

article 28 March 2015 World, Syria
Image posted by rebel group from Idlib
Syria conflict: Islamist rebels 'capture' Idlib

Syrian rebels, including the al-Qaeda linked al-Nusrah Front, claim to have seized control of Idlib - capital of Syria's northwestern province.

article 24 January 2015 World, United States
Houthi fighters on patrol in Sana'a, Yemen
Why Yemen's political collapse matters

Yemen is currently without a president and a government after Shia rebels took over the capital Sana'a  causing ramifications for the region and the US's war on terror.

article 20 January 2015 World, United States
The British people should fight harder for the release of the Chilcot report into the Iraq war to curb
by Guantanamo lawyer: be careful after Paris attacks

The lawyer for a Guantanamo inmate says fear after the Paris attacks risks giving governments a licence to implement the sort of anti-terror legislation that saw her client wrongly detained.

video 17 January 2015 World, Greece

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Belgians arrested in Greece 'linked to terror plot'

Several Belgian citizens arrested in Greece may be linked to terror plot as hundreds of troops are deployed to protect high-risk sites across Belgium.

article 17 January 2015 World, Yemen
Yemeni president's chief of staff abducted by Houthi militia

Armed Shia militants belonging to Yemen's Houthi movement have seized Yemeni President Abd-Rabbo Mansour Hadi's chief of staff in the capital city Sanaa.

article 11 January 2015 World, France
Islamic State militants video appears to show Paris gunman

A video emerges appearing to show Paris terrorist Amedy Coulibaly pledging allegiance to Islamic State militants.

article 09 January 2015 Australia
French intervention police in Paris (Reuters)
Can any security service stop terror attacks?

Australia, Britain and France have been hit by terrorists previously known to the authorities. Are the security services letting us down, or do we have unrealistic expectations of what they can do?

post 08 January 2015
Read more on Simon Israel's blog MI5 chief warns serious terror threat to continue 'for some time'

Wednesday's attack in Paris is a "terrible reminder" of Islamist extremists' agenda of harming the west, the head of MI5 warns, suggesting that the threat was "unlikely to abate significantly for some