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  • Britain pays tribute to 7/7 victims ten years after London bombings
    Britain pays tribute to 7/7 victims ten years after London bombings 2 hours 18 minutes ago

    By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Britain held a minute of silence on Tuesday to mark the 10th anniversary of al Qaeda-inspired attacks in which four suicide bombers killed 52 people across London's transport system. The commemoration came just four days after the country came to a standstill to mourn a massacre of mainly British tourists at a resort in Tunisia last month. The government and security services warned the threat of further attacks remains severe. More »

  • French special forces kill Al-Qaeda commander in Mali: army
    French special forces kill Al-Qaeda commander in Mali: army 2 hours 24 minutes ago

    France said on Tuesday its special forces in Mali killed an Al-Qaeda commander who had been released from prison in a swap for a French hostage. More »

  • David Cameron leads tributes to victims of 7/7 bombings on terror attack's …
    David Cameron leads tributes to victims of 7/7 bombings on terror attack's … 3 hours ago

    British Prime Minister David Cameron led sombre tributes on 7 July as Britain commemorated the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 bombings in London. It was a time to reflect on the attacks that killed 52 people in London as well as the four bombers, the first suicide bombings by Islamist militants in western Europe. More »

  • Kenya says Islamic extremists kill 14 in Kenya's north
    Kenya says Islamic extremists kill 14 in Kenya's north 3 hours ago

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least 14 people were killed in an attack early Tuesday in the country's north by al-Shabab, Islamic extremist rebels from neighboring Somalia, a Kenyan official said. More »

  • French forces kill commander with al Qaeda branch in Mali 3 hours ago

    By Marine Pennetier and Kissima Diagana PARIS/NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - France's army confirmed on Tuesday that its special forces had killed a prominent commander with al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), the group's north African branch, during a weekend operation in the northern Mali region of Kidal. France led a military operation to drive Islamist militant groups, including AQIM, out of northern Mali in 2013 after they seized the vast, desert zone a year earlier amid a Tuareg uprising. More »

  • Saudi brothers arrested over links to Kuwait mosque bombing
    Saudi brothers arrested over links to Kuwait mosque bombing 4 hours ago

    Three Saudi brothers have been arrested in connection with the suicide bombing of a Shi'ite mosque in Kuwait last month, the Saudi and Kuwaiti authorities said on Tuesday. Islamic State claimed responsibility. The three brothers were "parties to the crime of the sinful terrorist bombing that targeted the Imam al-Sadeq mosque in Kuwait," the SPA state news agency cited a security spokesman for the Saudi interior ministry as saying. More »

  • Spain detains suspected female IS group recruiter
    Spain detains suspected female IS group recruiter 4 hours ago

    Spanish police arrested Tuesday a woman on the Canary Islands suspected of recruiting girls and teenagers for the Islamic State group, the interior ministry said. More »

  • Shebab militants kill 14 workers in northern Kenya
    Shebab militants kill 14 workers in northern Kenya 5 hours ago

    Shebab militants killed at least 14 workers in northern Kenya on Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of attacks in the east African nation by the Somali-led Islamists. More »

  • Britons mark 10th anniversary of London transit attacks
    Britons mark 10th anniversary of London transit attacks 5 hours ago

    LONDON (AP) — Britons paused in silence and walked in solidarity Tuesday to mark the 10th anniversary of suicide bomb attacks on London's transit system. More »

  • Al Shabaab Gunmen Attack Sleeping Villagers
    Al Shabaab Gunmen Attack Sleeping Villagers 6 hours ago

    At least 14 people have been killed and 11 wounded in an attack on a residential complex in northeastern Kenya. Somalia-based al Shabaab militants have said they carried out the raid, at a village near the town of Mandera. "People were sleeping… they just came and hurled explosives in the houses," said Mandera County Commissioner Alex Ole Nkoyo. More »

  • What Donald Trump Doesn't Understand About Immigrants and Crime
    What Donald Trump Doesn't Understand About Immigrants and Crime 7 hours ago

    How do you prevent crimes committed by undocumented immigrants? Parodoxically, America doesn’t need even more intensified efforts to aggressively hunt down unlawful immigrants and deport them.  What it needs is a path to citizenship. This past weekend, an undocumented immigrant who had reportedly been deported on five previous occasions shot and killed a woman in a busy part of San Francisco. More »

  • 7/7 London bombings: We have learned nothing
    7/7 London bombings: We have learned nothing 7 hours ago

    Ten years since the 7/7 bombings in London, and it would seem that Britain's relationship with the Arab world is in a precarious state. Ten years on, images of dead British tourists on a Tunisian beach accompany that of the number 30 bus, its roof blown off in London's Tavistock Square. Today we find ourselves asking similar questions that were asked about Hasib Hussain, Mohammad Sidique Khan, Germaine Lindsay and Shehzad Tanweer, four young men from Yorkshire, four British citizens. More »

  • Victims, survivors and Muslims betrayed by 7/7 legacy
    Victims, survivors and Muslims betrayed by 7/7 legacy 8 hours ago

    Talk of religiosity and ideology is a convenient media smokescreen put about by politicians to avoid tough discussions. More »

  • Terror Police 'Stretched To Limit' 10 Years On
    Terror Police 'Stretched To Limit' 10 Years On 8 hours ago

    The man who led the investigation into the 7/7 bombings has warned that the terrorist threat to the UK is as great as it has ever been. Peter Clarke, who was head of Scotland Yard's Counter Terror Command at the time of the London attacks, said the authorities were now "working incredibly hard" and were "stretched to the limit" as they tried to counter the terrorist threat. In an interview marking the 10th anniversary of the bombings, the now retired Deputy Assistant Commissioner told Sky News: "We've seen some awful attacks in this country such as the murder of Lee Rigby and there doesn't seem to be any slackening in pace of the numbers of young people being attracted to extremism. More »

  • The legacy of the 7/7 London bombings
    The legacy of the 7/7 London bombings 8 hours ago

    London's tough response to 7/7 bombings thwarts attacks, but may not prevent radicalisation. More »

  • 7/7 London bombings: UK to mark 10th anniversary of Islamist attack with prayers …
    7/7 London bombings: UK to mark 10th anniversary of Islamist attack with prayers … 12 hours ago

    Britain is set to mark the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 London bombings which killed 52 people when the UK witnessed its first major Islamist attack. Senior political figures, relatives and survivors of the attack are to gather at the bombing sites to commemorate the anniversary. Hundreds of people were injured in the attack, which targeted the London public transport during the morning rush hour, when four bombs went off on 7 July, 2005. More »

  • Today in History 13 hours ago

    Today is Tuesday, July 7, the 188th day of 2015. There are 177 days left in the year. More »

  • Britain remembers 7/7 victims 10 years after London bombings
    Britain remembers 7/7 victims 10 years after London bombings 18 hours ago

    By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will fall silent on Tuesday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of attacks targeting London public transport which killed 56 people, the first suicide bombings by Islamist militants in western Europe. Relatives of the victims, survivors, royalty and senior politicians will gather to remember those killed in the July 7 2005 bombings with emotions still raw after a massacre in Tunisia last month, Britain's worst loss of life in an incident involving militants since the London attacks. "Today the country comes together to remember the victims of one of the deadliest terrorist atrocities on mainland Britain," Prime Minister David Cameron said in a statement. More »

  • Syria's al-Qaeda offshoot Nusra stages suicide bombing in Aleppo - moni … 19 hours ago

    A suicide bomber from Syria's al Qaeda offshoot the Nusra Front blew himself up in a Syrian army outpost in a contested neighbourhood in the divided northern city of Aleppo and killed at least 25 soldiers and allied militia and injured scores, a monitor said. The UK based Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks the violence across the country, said the explosion from the blast was heard across the city where several Islamist-led groups recently launched an offensive to control the remaining western parts of the city in government hands. Rebel websites said there was heavy bombardment of rebel-held portions of Jamiyat al Zahra district, where rebels had gained ground and brought them closer to the heart of government controlled parts of the city, which was before the 2011 civil war the country's main industrial and commercial hub. More »

  • Al-Nusra suicide bombing kills 25 soldiers in Syria's Aleppo: monitor
    Al-Nusra suicide bombing kills 25 soldiers in Syria's Aleppo: monitor 19 hours ago

    A suicide bomber from Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, Al-Nusra Front, killed 25 soldiers and fighters loyal to President Bashar al-Assad's regime in an attack on an army base in government-held western Aleppo on Monday, a Britain-based monitoring group said. More »

  • Syria's Aleppo hit by deadly suicide bombing
    Syria's Aleppo hit by deadly suicide bombing 19 hours ago

    At least 25 killed and scores wounded after bomber blows himself up at army outpost in divided city, rights group says. More »

  • U.S., allies target Islamic State with 19 air strikes in Syria, Iraq 22 hours ago

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces conducted 11 air strikes in Iraq and eight more in Syria against Islamic State forces on Sunday, the Combined Joint Task Force leading the air operations said on Monday. In Iraq, air strikes using attack, fighter, bomber and drone aircraft were conducted near Bayji, Falluja, Haditha, Kirkuk, Makhmur, Ramadi and Sinjar, the statement said. In Syria, air strikes that were carried out using bomber, drone and fighter aircraft were conducted near Al Hasakah, Ar Raqqah and Kobani, the statement said. The statement said the U.S. ... More »

  • Mali extremist traded for French hostage killed in attack 22 hours ago

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A Malian special forces spokesman says an Islamic extremist who was released last year in exchange for the freedom of a French hostage in Mali has been killed. More »

  • Judge dismisses lawsuit from man convicted of 9/11 role 23 hours ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Oklahoma City dismissed a lawsuit from a man imprisoned for a role in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. More »

  • In Syria and Iraq, IS courts Sunni tribes with carrot and stick
    In Syria and Iraq, IS courts Sunni tribes with carrot and stick Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    Wearing a white headscarf and a traditional black cloak, the Iraqi tribal sheikh addressed his peers: "We're all in the same boat, the (Islamic) State is our state." More »

  • Inside the Saudi prison that's home to new wave of jihadis
    Inside the Saudi prison that's home to new wave of jihadis Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    By Angus McDowall RIYADH (Reuters) - The man visible on the block's control room monitor, pacing his small cell in uniform grey robe, is one of a rising number of security prisoners in Saudi Arabia, where the wars in Syria and Iraq have led to a surge in domestic jihadist activity. Until last year, the population of inmates at security prisons like Ha'er, just south of Riyadh, had been dropping as those detained during an al Qaeda uprising a decade ago were gradually released. As of March, nearly 2,300 Saudis had travelled to Syria to join jihadist groups like Islamic State and Nusra Front, according to the Saudi Interior Ministry. More »

  • 21/7: The Story Of The Bungled UK Terror Attack
    21/7: The Story Of The Bungled UK Terror Attack Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    Britain was still reeling from an al Qaeda suicide bomb attack that killed 52 people in the worst terrorist atrocity the country has ever seen. Exactly two weeks on, an identical attack had been launched on identical targets: three Tube trains and a London bus. Ringleader Muktar Said Ibrahim and his three accomplices had prepared the explosives along the same lines as Mohammed Sidique Khan and his fellow 7/7 bombers. More »

  • 7/7 London Bombings: From Luton train to Queen statement – timeline of the horrors …
    7/7 London Bombings: From Luton train to Queen statement – timeline of the horrors … Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    The perpetrators of the 7/7 London bombing had an early start the day Britain suffered its first-ever suicide bomb attack. Mohammad Sidique Khan, 30, Shehzad Tanweer, 22, and 18-year-old Habib Hussain were on the road in a rental car from West Yorkshire to Luton by 4am. Fourth bomber Germaine Lindsay, 19, met them three hours later before the four men – all of whom wore rucksacks packed with deadly explosives – boarded a train for London. More »

  • ISIL and the management of savagery
    ISIL and the management of savagery Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    ISIL's recent display of savagery exposes the group's growing paranoia over spies and informants. More »

  • Insight - Fears of Syria war persist in Lebanese border village
    Insight - Fears of Syria war persist in Lebanese border village Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    By Mariam Karouny QAA, Lebanon (Reuters) - The barren mountains separating the Lebanese village of Qaa from Syria have helped shield it from the war raging next door, yet fears of missile attacks, abductions and incursions have persisted since the conflict erupted more than four years ago. In recent weeks, residents of this Christian village say life has started to feel a little more normal, thanks to an offensive waged by Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah against the insurgents just over the border in Syria. The Hezbollah operation targeting Islamic State and the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front has helped halt the short-range rockets fired periodically at border villages in Lebanon, repeatedly jolted by spillover from the war in Syria. More »

  • Lebanese Hezbollah and Syrian army enter rebel-held border city Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    By Suleiman Al-Khalidi BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters said on Sunday they had entered the rebel-held city of Zabadani on the second day of a major offensive to capture the border area around the Beirut-Damascus highway. The army, backed by Hezbollah, has long sought to wrest control of Zabadani, near the Lebanese border, from the rebels who have held it since 2012, a year after the start of the Syrian civil war. The Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah's al Manar television station said its fighters and the Syrian army had entered the Jamaiyat district in the western part of Zabadani, about 45 km (30 miles) northwest of the capital Damascus. More »

  • How Hollywood helped sanitise the 'war on terror'
    How Hollywood helped sanitise the 'war on terror' Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    A Top Gun drone sequel is planned - will it be the latest in a series of films that prime the US military's image? More »

  • 7/7 spurred tough anti-terror measures some say went too far
    7/7 spurred tough anti-terror measures some say went too far Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — After four home-grown suicide bombers killed 52 London commuters on July 7, 2005, Prime Minister Tony Blair vowed that Britain would stop at nothing to defeat terrorism. "Let no one be in any doubt," he said. "The rules of the game are changing." More »

  • Syria rebels battle regime in Aleppo's fiercest fighting
    Syria rebels battle regime in Aleppo's fiercest fighting Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Two alliances of Syrian rebels battled to advance in government-held western Aleppo on Saturday, seizing an army barracks in one district but losing ground in others, in some of the fiercest fighting in the city since the conflict began. More »

  • Tunisia's president declares state of emergency after hotel attack
    Tunisia's president declares state of emergency after hotel attack Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    By Patrick Markey and Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi declared a state of emergency on Saturday, saying the Islamist militant attack on a beach hotel that killed 38 foreigners had left the country "in a state of war". Tunisia's emergency laws temporarily give the government more executive flexibility, hand the army and police more authority, and restrict certain rights such as those dealing with public assembly and detention. "Due to the terrorism risk, and the regional context, and spread of terrorism, we have declared a state of emergency," Essebsi said in a televised address. More »

  • Britain's Prince William pays his respects at the memorial to victims of the July 7, 2005 London bombings
    Britain pays tribute to 7/7 victims … Reuters - 2 hours 18 minutes ago

    By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Britain held a minute of silence on Tuesday to mark the 10th anniversary of al Qaeda-inspired attacks in which four suicide bombers … More »Britain pays tribute to 7/7 victims …

    Britain's Prince William pays his respects at the memorial to victims of the July 7, 2005 London bombings

    By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Britain held a minute of silence on Tuesday to mark the 10th anniversary of al Qaeda-inspired attacks in which four suicide bombers killed 52 people across London's transport system. The commemoration came just four days after the country came to a standstill to mourn a massacre of …

  • French troops have been stationed in Mali since 2013
    French special forces kill Al-Qaeda … AFP - 2 hours 24 minutes ago

    France said on Tuesday its special forces in Mali killed an Al-Qaeda commander who had been released from prison in a swap for a French hostage. More »French special forces kill Al-Qaeda …

    French troops have been stationed in Mali since 2013

    France said on Tuesday its special forces in Mali killed an Al-Qaeda commander who had been released from prison in a swap for a French hostage.

  • David Cameron leads tributes to victims of 7/7 bombings on terror attack's 10th anniversary
    David Cameron leads tributes to victims … IB Times - 3 hours ago

    British Prime Minister David Cameron led sombre tributes on 7 July as Britain commemorated the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 bombings in London. It was a time to reflect … More »David Cameron leads tributes to victims …

    David Cameron leads tributes to victims of 7/7 bombings on terror attack's 10th anniversary

    British Prime Minister David Cameron led sombre tributes on 7 July as Britain commemorated the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 bombings in London. It was a time to reflect on the attacks that killed 52 people in London as well as the four bombers, the first suicide bombings by Islamist militants in western Europe.

  • Kenya Police officers carry a body in Mandera, Kenya, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. At least 14 people were killed in an attack early Tuesday in the country's north by al-Shabab, Islamic extremist rebels from neighboring Somalia, a Kenyan official said. Eleven people were also wounded in the attack which took place in Soko Mbuzi village in Mandera County near Kenya's border with Somalia, said Mandera County Commissioner Alex Nkoyo. (AP Photo)
    Kenya says Islamic extremists kill 14 … Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least 14 people were killed in an attack early Tuesday in the country's north by al-Shabab, Islamic extremist rebels from neighboring Somalia, … More »Kenya says Islamic extremists kill 14 …

    Kenya Police officers carry a body in Mandera, Kenya, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. At least 14 people were killed in an attack early Tuesday in the country's north by al-Shabab, Islamic extremist rebels from neighboring Somalia, a Kenyan official said. Eleven people were also wounded in the attack which took place in Soko Mbuzi village in Mandera County near Kenya's border with Somalia, said Mandera County Commissioner Alex Nkoyo. (AP Photo)

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least 14 people were killed in an attack early Tuesday in the country's north by al-Shabab, Islamic extremist rebels from neighboring Somalia, a Kenyan official said.

  • French forces kill commander with al … Reuters - 3 hours ago

    By Marine Pennetier and Kissima Diagana PARIS/NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - France's army confirmed on Tuesday that its special forces had killed a prominent commander with … More »French forces kill commander with al …

    By Marine Pennetier and Kissima Diagana PARIS/NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - France's army confirmed on Tuesday that its special forces had killed a prominent commander with al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), the group's north African branch, during a weekend operation in the northern Mali region of Kidal. France led a military …

  • Kuwait Special Forces control the area around the Shiite Imam Sadiq Mosque in Al Sawaber area of Kuwait City
    Saudi brothers arrested over links to … Reuters - 4 hours ago

    Three Saudi brothers have been arrested in connection with the suicide bombing of a Shi'ite mosque in Kuwait last month, the Saudi and Kuwaiti authorities said on Tuesday. … More »Saudi brothers arrested over links to …

    Kuwait Special Forces control the area around the Shiite Imam Sadiq Mosque in Al Sawaber area of Kuwait City

    Three Saudi brothers have been arrested in connection with the suicide bombing of a Shi'ite mosque in Kuwait last month, the Saudi and Kuwaiti authorities said on Tuesday. Islamic State claimed responsibility. The three brothers were "parties to the crime of the sinful terrorist bombing that targeted the Imam al-Sadeq …

  • Spain has raided a number of alleged Islamic State recruitment cells, most of them in its North African territories of Ceuta and Melilla as well as in Catalonia in the northeast of the country
    Spain detains suspected female IS group … AFP - 4 hours ago

    Spanish police arrested Tuesday a woman on the Canary Islands suspected of recruiting girls and teenagers for the Islamic State group, the interior ministry said. More »Spain detains suspected female IS group …

    Spain has raided a number of alleged Islamic State recruitment cells, most of them in its North African territories of Ceuta and Melilla as well as in Catalonia in the northeast of the country

    Spanish police arrested Tuesday a woman on the Canary Islands suspected of recruiting girls and teenagers for the Islamic State group, the interior ministry said.

  • Kenyan paramedics attend to an injured man as he is wheeled into the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi on July 7, 2015, after masked Shebab militants killed at least 14 workers in the remote northern town of Mandera
    Shebab militants kill 14 workers in … AFP - 5 hours ago

    Shebab militants killed at least 14 workers in northern Kenya on Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of attacks in the east African nation by the Somali-led … More »Shebab militants kill 14 workers in …

    Kenyan paramedics attend to an injured man as he is wheeled into the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi on July 7, 2015, after masked Shebab militants killed at least 14 workers in the remote northern town of Mandera

    Shebab militants killed at least 14 workers in northern Kenya on Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of attacks in the east African nation by the Somali-led Islamists.

  • Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, right, and London Mayor Boris Johnson walk through the 7/7 memorial in Hyde Park to lay wreaths in London, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Britons marked the 10th anniversary of suicide bomb attacks on London's transit system Tuesday, as Prime Minister David Cameron said the recent slaying of 30 British tourists in Tunisia was a reminder that terror threats remain real and deadly. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
    Britons mark 10th anniversary of London … Associated Press - 5 hours ago

    LONDON (AP) — Britons paused in silence and walked in solidarity Tuesday to mark the 10th anniversary of suicide bomb attacks on London's transit system. More »Britons mark 10th anniversary of London …

    Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, right, and London Mayor Boris Johnson walk through the 7/7 memorial in Hyde Park to lay wreaths in London, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Britons marked the 10th anniversary of suicide bomb attacks on London's transit system Tuesday, as Prime Minister David Cameron said the recent slaying of 30 British tourists in Tunisia was a reminder that terror threats remain real and deadly. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    LONDON (AP) — Britons paused in silence and walked in solidarity Tuesday to mark the 10th anniversary of suicide bomb attacks on London's transit system.

  • Al Shabaab Gunmen Attack Sleeping Villagers
    Al Shabaab Gunmen Attack Sleeping V … Sky News - 6 hours ago

    At least 14 people have been killed and 11 wounded in an attack on a residential complex in northeastern Kenya. Somalia-based al Shabaab militants have said they carried … More »Al Shabaab Gunmen Attack Sleeping V …

    Al Shabaab Gunmen Attack Sleeping Villagers

    At least 14 people have been killed and 11 wounded in an attack on a residential complex in northeastern Kenya. Somalia-based al Shabaab militants have said they carried out the raid, at a village near the town of Mandera. "People were sleeping… they just came and hurled explosives in the houses," said Mandera County …

  • What Donald Trump Doesn't Understand About Immigrants and Crime
    What Donald Trump Doesn't Understand … The Atlantic - 7 hours ago

    How do you prevent crimes committed by undocumented immigrants? Parodoxically, America doesn’t need even more intensified efforts to aggressively hunt down unlawful … More »What Donald Trump Doesn't Understand …

    What Donald Trump Doesn't Understand About Immigrants and Crime

    How do you prevent crimes committed by undocumented immigrants? Parodoxically, America doesn’t need even more intensified efforts to aggressively hunt down unlawful immigrants and deport them.  What it needs is a path to citizenship. This past weekend, an undocumented immigrant who had reportedly been deported on five …

  • 7/7 London bombings: We have learned nothing
    7/7 London bombings: We have learned … IB Times - 7 hours ago

    Ten years since the 7/7 bombings in London, and it would seem that Britain's relationship with the Arab world is in a precarious state. Ten years on, images of dead … More »7/7 London bombings: We have learned …

    7/7 London bombings: We have learned nothing

    Ten years since the 7/7 bombings in London, and it would seem that Britain's relationship with the Arab world is in a precarious state. Ten years on, images of dead British tourists on a Tunisian beach accompany that of the number 30 bus, its roof blown off in London's Tavistock Square. Today we find ourselves asking …

  • Victims, survivors and Muslims betrayed by 7/7 legacy
    Victims, survivors and Muslims betrayed … Al Jazeera - 8 hours ago

    Talk of religiosity and ideology is a convenient media smokescreen put about by politicians to avoid tough discussions. More »Victims, survivors and Muslims betrayed …

    Victims, survivors and Muslims betrayed by 7/7 legacy

    Talk of religiosity and ideology is a convenient media smokescreen put about by politicians to avoid tough discussions.

  • Terror Police 'Stretched To Limit' 10 Years On
    Terror Police 'Stretched To Limit' … Sky News - 8 hours ago

    The man who led the investigation into the 7/7 bombings has warned that the terrorist threat to the UK is as great as it has ever been. Peter Clarke, who was head of … More »Terror Police 'Stretched To Limit' …

    Terror Police 'Stretched To Limit' 10 Years On

    The man who led the investigation into the 7/7 bombings has warned that the terrorist threat to the UK is as great as it has ever been. Peter Clarke, who was head of Scotland Yard's Counter Terror Command at the time of the London attacks, said the authorities were now "working incredibly hard" and were "stretched to the …

  • The legacy of the 7/7 London bombings
    The legacy of the 7/7 London bombin … Al Jazeera - 8 hours ago

    London's tough response to 7/7 bombings thwarts attacks, but may not prevent radicalisation. More »The legacy of the 7/7 London bombin …

    The legacy of the 7/7 London bombings

    London's tough response to 7/7 bombings thwarts attacks, but may not prevent radicalisation.

  • 7/7 London bombings: UK to mark 10th anniversary of Islamist attack with prayers and silence
    7/7 London bombings: UK to mark 10th … IB Times - 12 hours ago

    Britain is set to mark the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 London bombings which killed 52 people when the UK witnessed its first major Islamist attack. Senior political … More »7/7 London bombings: UK to mark 10th …

    7/7 London bombings: UK to mark 10th anniversary of Islamist attack with prayers and silence

    Britain is set to mark the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 London bombings which killed 52 people when the UK witnessed its first major Islamist attack. Senior political figures, relatives and survivors of the attack are to gather at the bombing sites to commemorate the anniversary. Hundreds of people were injured in the …

  • Today in History Associated Press - 13 hours ago

    Today is Tuesday, July 7, the 188th day of 2015. There are 177 days left in the year. More »Today in History

    Today is Tuesday, July 7, the 188th day of 2015. There are 177 days left in the year.

  • A woman shows her emotions as she visits and pays her respects at the 7 July Memorial monument in London
    Britain remembers 7/7 victims 10 years … Reuters - 18 hours ago

    By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will fall silent on Tuesday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of attacks targeting London public transport which killed … More »Britain remembers 7/7 victims 10 years …

    A woman shows her emotions as she visits and pays her respects at the 7 July Memorial monument in London

    By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will fall silent on Tuesday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of attacks targeting London public transport which killed 56 people, the first suicide bombings by Islamist militants in western Europe. Relatives of the victims, survivors, royalty and senior politicians will …

  • Syria's al-Qaeda offshoot Nusra … Reuters - 19 hours ago

    A suicide bomber from Syria's al Qaeda offshoot the Nusra Front blew himself up in a Syrian army outpost in a contested neighbourhood in the divided northern city of … More »Syria's al-Qaeda offshoot Nusra …

    A suicide bomber from Syria's al Qaeda offshoot the Nusra Front blew himself up in a Syrian army outpost in a contested neighbourhood in the divided northern city of Aleppo and killed at least 25 soldiers and allied militia and injured scores, a monitor said. The UK based Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks the …

  • Syrian men walk amidst the rubble and debris in the Qadi Askar district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on July 5, 2015
    Al-Nusra suicide bombing kills 25 soldiers … AFP - 19 hours ago

    A suicide bomber from Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, Al-Nusra Front, killed 25 soldiers and fighters loyal to President Bashar al-Assad's regime in an attack on … More »Al-Nusra suicide bombing kills 25 soldiers …

    Syrian men walk amidst the rubble and debris in the Qadi Askar district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on July 5, 2015

    A suicide bomber from Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, Al-Nusra Front, killed 25 soldiers and fighters loyal to President Bashar al-Assad's regime in an attack on an army base in government-held western Aleppo on Monday, a Britain-based monitoring group said.

  • Syria's Aleppo hit by deadly suicide bombing
    Syria's Aleppo hit by deadly suicide … Al Jazeera - 19 hours ago

    At least 25 killed and scores wounded after bomber blows himself up at army outpost in divided city, rights group says. More »Syria's Aleppo hit by deadly suicide …

    Syria's Aleppo hit by deadly suicide bombing

    At least 25 killed and scores wounded after bomber blows himself up at army outpost in divided city, rights group says.

  • U.S., allies target Islamic State with … Reuters - 22 hours ago

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces conducted 11 air strikes in Iraq and eight more in Syria against Islamic State forces on Sunday, the Combined Joint Task Force … More »U.S., allies target Islamic State with …

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces conducted 11 air strikes in Iraq and eight more in Syria against Islamic State forces on Sunday, the Combined Joint Task Force leading the air operations said on Monday. In Iraq, air strikes using attack, fighter, bomber and drone aircraft were conducted near Bayji, Falluja, Haditha, …

  • Mali extremist traded for French hostage … Associated Press - 22 hours ago

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A Malian special forces spokesman says an Islamic extremist who was released last year in exchange for the freedom of a French hostage in Mali has … More »Mali extremist traded for French hostage …

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A Malian special forces spokesman says an Islamic extremist who was released last year in exchange for the freedom of a French hostage in Mali has been killed.

  • Judge dismisses lawsuit from man convicted … Associated Press - 23 hours ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Oklahoma City dismissed a lawsuit from a man imprisoned for a role in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. More »Judge dismisses lawsuit from man convicted …

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Oklahoma City dismissed a lawsuit from a man imprisoned for a role in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

  • Armed Iraqi tribesmen on the back of a truck on a road north of Ramadi, on May 18, 2013
    In Syria and Iraq, IS courts Sunni tribes … AFP - Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    Wearing a white headscarf and a traditional black cloak, the Iraqi tribal sheikh addressed his peers: "We're all in the same boat, the (Islamic) State is our … More »In Syria and Iraq, IS courts Sunni tribes …

    Armed Iraqi tribesmen on the back of a truck on a road north of Ramadi, on May 18, 2013

    Wearing a white headscarf and a traditional black cloak, the Iraqi tribal sheikh addressed his peers: "We're all in the same boat, the (Islamic) State is our state."

  • Inside the Saudi prison that's home … Reuters - Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    Saudi prisoners play volleyball at Ha'er Prison in Saudi Arabia

    By Angus McDowall RIYADH (Reuters) - The man visible on the block's control room monitor, pacing his small cell in uniform grey robe, is one of a rising number of security prisoners in Saudi Arabia, where the wars in Syria and Iraq have led to a surge in domestic jihadist activity. Until last year, the population of inmates …

  • 21/7: The Story Of The Bungled UK Terror Attack

    Britain was still reeling from an al Qaeda suicide bomb attack that killed 52 people in the worst terrorist atrocity the country has ever seen. Exactly two weeks on, an identical attack had been launched on identical targets: three Tube trains and a London bus. Ringleader Muktar Said Ibrahim and his three accomplices …

  • 7/7 London Bombings: From Luton train … IB Times - Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    7/7 London Bombings: From Luton train to Queen statement – timeline of the horrors that rocked Britain

    The perpetrators of the 7/7 London bombing had an early start the day Britain suffered its first-ever suicide bomb attack. Mohammad Sidique Khan, 30, Shehzad Tanweer, 22, and 18-year-old Habib Hussain were on the road in a rental car from West Yorkshire to Luton by 4am. Fourth bomber Germaine Lindsay, 19, met them three …

  • ISIL and the management of savagery Al Jazeera - Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    ISIL and the management of savagery

    ISIL's recent display of savagery exposes the group's growing paranoia over spies and informants.

  • A Lebanon Hezbollah fighter carries his weapon as he stands in Khashaat, in the Qalamoun region after they advanced in the area

    By Mariam Karouny QAA, Lebanon (Reuters) - The barren mountains separating the Lebanese village of Qaa from Syria have helped shield it from the war raging next door, yet fears of missile attacks, abductions and incursions have persisted since the conflict erupted more than four years ago. In recent weeks, residents of …

  • By Suleiman Al-Khalidi BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters said on Sunday they had entered the rebel-held city of Zabadani on the second day of a major offensive to capture the border area around the Beirut-Damascus highway. The army, backed by Hezbollah, has long sought to wrest control …

  • How Hollywood helped sanitise the 'war … Al Jazeera - Sun, Jul 5, 2015
    How Hollywood helped sanitise the 'war on terror'

    A Top Gun drone sequel is planned - will it be the latest in a series of films that prime the US military's image?

  • 7/7 spurred tough anti-terror measures … Associated Press - Sun, Jul 5, 2015
    FILE - In this July 26 2005 file photo, a closed-circuit surveillance cameras, with a Union flag at rear, keeps watch in central London. After four home-grown suicide bombers killed 52 London commuters on July 7, 2005, Prime Minister Tony Blair vowed that Britain would stop at nothing to defeat terrorism. "Let no one be in any doubt," he said. "The rules of the game are changing." Since the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States four years earlier, Britain had made its anti-terrorism powers among the toughest in the Western world. Now they became tougher still. "What 7/7 did was it made people realize that the threat was internal as well as external," said David Anderson, Britain's official reviewer of terrorism legislation.  (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    LONDON (AP) — After four home-grown suicide bombers killed 52 London commuters on July 7, 2005, Prime Minister Tony Blair vowed that Britain would stop at nothing to defeat terrorism. "Let no one be in any doubt," he said. "The rules of the game are changing."

  • Rebel fighters walk on the rubble of destroyed buildings at a former research centre being used as a military barracks after they captured the complex, on July 4, 2015, on the western outskirts of Aleppo, Syria

    Two alliances of Syrian rebels battled to advance in government-held western Aleppo on Saturday, seizing an army barracks in one district but losing ground in others, in some of the fiercest fighting in the city since the conflict began.

  • Tunisia's president declares state … Reuters - Sat, Jul 4, 2015
    A bullet hole pockmarks the window of a car parked in the street where the gunman who attacked the Imperial Marhaba resort was killed, in Sousse,

    By Patrick Markey and Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi declared a state of emergency on Saturday, saying the Islamist militant attack on a beach hotel that killed 38 foreigners had left the country "in a state of war". Tunisia's emergency laws temporarily give the government more executive …