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UK to train Lebanese troops amid fears of Syria overspill

Following the conviction of three Birmingham men for plotting a mass terror attack, a senior police officer said the "threat from Birmingham remains very high." The plot had allegedly been blessed by key al Qaeda operative Khalid al-Kuwaiti, a.k.a. Khalid Abdurrahman al-Husainan, who was reportedly killed by a US drone strike in Pakistan in December 2012.

A court found Birmingham residents Irfan Naseer, Irfan Khalid, and Ashik Ali guilty of planning to execute a massive terror attack in England. The three al Qaeda-linked ringleaders plotted to use eight suicide bombers to cause more "carnage" than the 7/7 London bombings. Naseer and Khalid as well as four accomplices had traveled to Pakistan for terrorist training.

Arab Spring at Risk: Belaïd Assassination Exposes Deep Rifts in Tunisia

Islamist hate preacher Anjem Choudhary, who lives in a London suburb and receives over £25,000 a year in government benefits, was filmed urging his followers to "take money from the kuffar [nonbelievers]" while embracing jihad. He claimed Muslims were taking over England, and called Prime Minister Cameron, US President Obama, and the leaders of Egypt and Pakistan devils who should be killed.

Renewed Push for Afghans to Make Peace With Taliban

Afghanistan peace talks: 'The ball is now in the Taliban court'

The Qatar initiative: JUI-F chief features in Doha talks

Ofcom, the UK's independent communications watchdog, disclosed a number of instances in which Muslim TV channels have broadcast "inflammatory" programs in violation of rules that prohibit the one-sided airing of extremist views. Instances include advocacy of: death for apostasy, torture for homosexuals, and the "elimination" of anyone who insults the Prophet Mohammed. The UK has 14 Muslim TV free channels.

Taliban group dismiss tripartite summit outcome on Afghanistan

Muslim patrols could become more prevalent and more violent, warns anti-extremist

British police named seven additional suspects in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing. All of them were said to be members of the Jamahiriya Security Organisation; two died in the Libyan revolution. The sole person convicted for the bombing, Abdil-Basit Al-Maghrahi, died in 2012 in Libya.

UK deploys toy-sized spy drones in Afghanistan

Top Afghan commander: If UK leaves Afghanistan, Taliban will return to launch global jihad

As NATO Prepares for Afghan Withdrawal, Uzbekistan Seeks War's Leftovers

Drone Strike Lawsuit Raises Concerns on Intelligence Sharing

Pakistan still global jihad hub

British cocaine users helping fund Islamic terror groups behind Algerian siege and Mali conflict

The Foreign Office warned British citizens to leave Somaliland after it received notice of a "specific threat" to Westerners there that may involve kidnapping. The Foreign Office issued a similar advisory last week about Benghazi, Libya, after learning of an al Qaeda plot to kidnap British and German citizens.

UK - Muslim Patrol: thugs abuse man in second 'vigilante' video