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British sniper in Afghanistan kills six Taliban with one bullet




British PM orders probe into Muslim Brotherhood




Prime Minister Cameron has commissioned a study of the Muslim Brotherhood; reports have emerged that a number of members of the organization, which has been banned in Egypt, have set up operations in the UK. The head of the Prison Officers' Association warned that a steep rise in the number of 'convenience Muslims,' inmates who converted primarily to gain privileges accorded to Muslim detainees, is creating insecurity in the prisons and a growing threat of radicalization. Feroz Khan and Fuad Awale, two inmates already serving life sentences for murder, were found guilty of threatening to kill a guard in the days following the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby last summer. They had also demanded the release of radical cleric Abu Qatada.




UK-Syria aid viewed through 'lens of terror'




World leaders urge more action to prevent nuclear terrorism




Video: British jihadi in Syria encourages others to join war in recruitment video




Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee said the UK needs to do more to combat extremism in the Sahel-Sahara region, where jihadists have "put down roots," and that there is no sign yet that African countries are capable of dealing with the increasing threat on their own. A video was released showing British jihadists with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham in the province of Hama in Syria calling for more recruits from Britain.




Malaysia Airline MH370: 9/11-style terror allegations resurface in case of lost plane




Seeing a Threat at Home in a Fight Abroad




Al Qaeda hijacks spirit of Syria revolt three years on




Authorities are investigating reports that four Birmingham schools were targeted for Islamist radicalization; Zahoor Iqbal, a former "achievement mentor" at one of the schools, was convicted in 2008 for supporting terrorism. Police arrested two men and a woman from Manchester, and a man from Oxford, on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offenses; a Manchester man is thought to have died fighting in Syria last month.




Interpol reveals lax passport screening




Shoe-bomb plots disclosed at trial of bin Laden son-in-law




Mainstream UK charities have donated thousands to Islamic group fronted by terror suspect




Former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg, 45, and Gerrie Tahari, a 44-year-old woman, pled not guilty to charges of providing terrorism training and funding terrorism overseas, and were remanded in custody. They were arrested last week in Birmingham along with two other men who remain in custody. Begg, an activist for an organization advocating for rights of counterterrorism detainees, was arrested on suspicion of having attended a terrorist training camp in Syria and assisting with terrorism there.




UK leaves its Helmand project - like its roads, clinics and bridges - unfinished




Two British Muslim converts who hacked British soldier Lee Rigby to death on a busy street in Woolwich last year were sentenced to prison; Michael Adebolajo was handed a life term and Michael Adebowale will be incarcerated for at least 45 years. The judge said the pair, who were removed from the courtroom during sentencing for shouting and scuffling with guards, had shown no remorse and that the "barbaric murder" had a "terrorist connection."




Former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg was arrested with three other people in Birmingham on suspicion of facilitating terrorism overseas. He has advocated against arresting British jihadists who fight in Syria.




Military escalation will add to Syrian catastrophe




United Kingdom - Baroness Warsi warns of sectarian threat