Mosque’s destruction is ‘death knell for ISIS’
An ancient mosque in Mosul where ISIS first promulgated its “caliphate” has been destroyed. Iraq’s prime minister says this is “an official declaration of defeat”. Is he correct?
Panic as Islamists seize Iraq’s second city
An extreme Islamist group, ISIS, has captured a great stretch of Iraq and Syria, imposing harsh laws wherever it goes. With the Iraqi government now looking weak, will the rebels triumph?
Culture clash sparks uprising in Istanbul
Turkey’s greatest city is in turmoil: protesters crowd the streets, workers strike and police respond with brutal force. And an increasingly conservative Islamist government is the cause.
‘Liberated’ Malians cheer as UK sends in troops
In just a fortnight, French troops have swept rebels from strongholds in Mali they occupied for almost a year. But as Britain joins the campaign, this ‘victory’ could be only the beginning.
New fears about al Qaeda after Algerian bloodbath
The battle against North African al Qaeda splinter groups could take decades, warned David Cameron yesterday. Is the world’s most feared terrorist organisation making a comeback?
France goes to war in a ‘new Afghanistan’
France has sent troops to defeat an Islamist coup in the West African nation of Mali, and quell a rebellion the West sees as dangerous. Can this intervention succeed where others have failed?
Outrage greets release of Abu Qatada
The legal saga of ‘hate preacher’ Abu Qatada has taken another twist after a UK court ordered his release. Prime Minister David Cameron is ‘fed up’ – but should we question the rule of law?
Egypt celebrates as outlawed party claims power
The Muslim Brotherhood was banned and repressed for decades under Egypt’s military dictatorship. Now, it has taken power. A tide of change is sweeping across the Middle East.
Egypt votes for leader to replace ousted dictator
Egypt, the most populous and ancient Arab country, has voted freely for a president for the first time in its history. The electorate is huge and diverse; their choice is anybody’s guess.
Islamists poised for ‘knockout’ at Egypt elections
The Muslim Brotherhood looks likely to become Egypt’s biggest political party after historic free elections, and will have a big role in shaping the country’s destiny. Should this cause alarm?
UK Muslims hold rally against terrorism
This weekend, 12,000 Muslims attended the Peace for Humanity conference, urging peace and understanding between religions. Will a new Fatwa against Terror be successful?