• Published on 4 Jun 2017

    7 people killed and forty eight injured, twenty one of them in critical condition. A third major attack in three months and four days before polling day will terror change the course of politics?

  • Published on 30 May 2017 Sections Iraq, World

    At least 31 people have been killed in a series of bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, including one outside a popular ice cream shop in the city centre. Militants from the Islamic State group said they carried out the attacks, which left dozens of other people injured, just days into the holy month…

  • Published on 30 May 2017

    The US singer Ariana Grande will return to Manchester for a tribute concert on Sunday, joined by a host of global stars. Proceeds will go to the emergency fund for the victims of last Monday’s bomb attack at the end of Grande’s concert at the Manchester Arena. News of the concert comes as the police…

  • Published on 29 May 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    MI5 is carrying out a review of its procedures after concerns over security and reported intelligence blunders surrounding the Manchester bomber Salman Abedi. In the campaign against terrorism it is one of the most difficult questions: when do the authorities act on the flood of information about potential extremists. We now know that members of…

  • Published on 26 May 2017 Sections UK

    In the last hour, the American singer Ariana Grande, who was performing at the Manchester Arena on the night of the bomb attack, has said she will perform for a benefit concert in the city to raise money for the attack victims. No date has yet been set. Tonight thousands have attended a vigil in…

  • Published on 26 May 2017 Sections UK

    Mohamed Abdul Malek, acting imam of the Muslim Youth Foundation in Manchester, who was born in Libya but has lived in the UK for 34 years, and Mohamed Fadil, who is also Libyan and speaks for the Libyan community in South Manchester, discuss the terror attack and bomber Salman Abedi.

  • Published on 26 May 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas says Jeremy Corbyn is right to say Britain can reduce the terror threat through its foreign policy and the country is “to some extent, paying the price now”.

  • Published on 26 May 2017

    Closing in on the terrorist network. After raids in Manchester and beyond, police say they’ve made “immense” progress, arresting key players.

  • Published on 26 May 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott defends Jeremy Corbyn’s decision to link to Britain’s involvement in wars with the terror threat.

  • Published on 26 May 2017 Sections UK

    The police have searched 12 locations so far and will continue their operations over the weekend. They say they’ve made ‘immense progress’ in their investigation and eight men are in custody, held on suspicion of terror offences. More is emerging about the bomber, his lifestyle and his movements in the last few months.

  • Published on 26 May 2017 Sections UK

    The police have identified a “large part of the network” linked to the Manchester bomber Salman Abedi. They said some of their arrests – eight since Monday – are significant, as are the materials that have been found in their searches. But the UK terror threat is to remain at critical for the time being,…

  • Published on 25 May 2017 Sections UK

    Of the 116 people hospitalised after the Manchester attack, 75 are being treated in hospitals around Greater Manchester. Twenty-three of those are in critical care, including five children. A large proportion are being treated at the Royal Manchester Infirmary. I went along to join staff as they observed this morning’s silence and to speak with…

  • Published on 25 May 2017 Sections Politics, UK, United States

    Amid leaks of information relating to the Manchester attacks, we discuss what might be done with Michael Scheuer the former chief of the CIA’s Bin Laden tracking unit. And with Hugh Orde, the former President of the Association of Chief Police Officers who spent nearly a decade as Northern Ireland’s Chief Constable.

  • Published on 25 May 2017 Sections Politics, UK, United States

    The police themselves have been angered by the behaviour of their US colleagues after yet more information from the Manchester investigation was leaked to the American media. Speaking at the Nato summit in Brussels, President Trump promised to prosecute whoever was responsible. That’s before he chastised an assembled group of Nato leaders for not paying…

  • Published on 25 May 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    With the UK threat level still set at critical, British Transport Police say for the first time they will put armed officers on trains, while NHS emergency departments have been told to prepare to deal with possible further terrorist attacks.