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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.

article 04 May 2015 World, United States
News
Texas Mohammed cartoon attack: home of suspect raided

Police search the home of a suspected gunman who was shot dead in Texas after attacking a controversial event showing caricatures of the prophet Mohammed, organised by an anti-Islamic group.

article 23 April 2015 World, Afghanistan
News
Italian and US hostage die in US strike on Al-Qaeda compound

President Obama apologises to the families of hostages Giovanni Lo Porto and Dr Warren Weinstein, saying he takes "full responsibility" for their deaths during a US counterterrorism operation.

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.