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Exclusive: Iraq still using bogus bomb detectors - and thousands pay the price




Commanders were warned of Camp Bastion weaknesses before Taliban attack




A 33-year-old Anglo-Libyan man suspected of links to terrorist groups, including the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, has filed a legal challenge with the European Court of Human Rights to the UK's control order on his activities. The suspected terrorist, identified only as "AF," had previously contested government restrictions. In recent years UK terrorism suspects have resorted to the Strasbourg court to circumvent the UK justice system.




An appeals court upheld the seizure of the house of convicted terrorist Munir Farooqi, who had used the home to recruit fighters for the Taliban in Afghanistan. Farooqi also lost an appeal against his conviction, as did co-defendants Matthew Newton and Israr Malik. Farooqi had fought with the Taliban in Afghanistan and later turned his Manchester home into a terrorist propaganda center with over 50,000 pieces of extremist literature.




Secret MI6 plot to help Col Gaddafi escape Libya revealed




Kenya - Off-duty British soldier saved 100




Shabaab plot to attack London planned to be 'similar to ... Mumbai'

A document found after Somali troops killed Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, al Qaeda's former leader in East Africa and a senior Shabaab commander, details a plot to conduct multiple Mumbai-like attacks that target civilians in London.


Samantha Lewthwaite: The quiet Home Counties girl who now tops the list of terrorism suspects




Kenya : How 'white widow' Samantha Lewthwaite has escaped anti-terror police traps all along




Plenty of money for weapons in Syria, little for refugees




Moroccan terror suspect arrested in Ceuta




The Home Office said that 249 persons were arrested for terrorism-related offenses in 2012/13. Of the 249 arrested, 37 were charged with a terrorism-related offense, and so far 23 of the 37 have been convicted.




UK approved more chemical exports to Syria than previously revealed




Dismantling Weapons Poses Logistics, Security Challenges




Prime Minister Cameron said the UK would not intervene militarily in Syria, but promised that Britain would "lead the world" in delivering humanitarian aid where needed in Syria, Jordan, and Turkey. Politicians are demanding information about the alleged export to Syria in 2012 of chemicals used to make nerve gas; the government claims the exports did not take place after revocation of the export licenses due to Syrian sanctions.




Foreign Secretary Hague said the UK would offer only diplomatic support to its allies in any Syrian military intervention. A British colonel denied claims that UK troops abused, mutilated, or executed Iraqis after a fierce battle near Majar al-Kabir in southern Iraq in May 2004.




Obama asks Congress to approve military strike against Syria




Syria chemical weapons attack blamed on Assad, but where's the evidence?




Hagel: US discusses 'facts' on Syria with allies




US Is Prepared to Act in Syria Without Coalition