Terrorism

Hooray for Homeland - Carrie’s back blasting America’s enemies to pieces with drones

25 October 2014 9:00 am

One of the more welcome and surprising things about television at the moment is that Homeland (Channel 4, Sunday) is…

Portrait of the week

18 October 2014 9:00 am

Home Checks began at British airports for passengers who might have come from west Africa with Ebola fever (even though…

Does Jonathan Powell really want to negotiate with the Islamic State?

18 October 2014 9:00 am

Jonathan Powell’s stance on negotiating with violent extremists is consistently inconsistent and slippery

Britain doesn't need hateful laws to defeat hate preachers

4 October 2014 9:00 am

If the Labour party conference in Manchester felt like a funeral, the Conservatives’ gathering in Birmingham had the air of…

Could the Kenyan mall atrocities happen here?

4 October 2014 9:00 am

So you’ve just popped down to the supermarket for the weekly shop, toddlers in tow, when the grenades start to…

The first suicide bomber was probably Samson, who died while pulling down the temple of the Philistines

Religion does not poison everything - everything poisons religion

20 September 2014 9:00 am

It slips so easily off the tongue. In fact, it’s a modern mantra. ‘Religion causes all the wars.’ Karen Armstrong…

A flashlight into the cellar of the lawless ‘dark net’

13 September 2014 9:00 am

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the world wide web, and I wonder whether its inventor, Tim Berners-Lee, would…

Our spies have stopped chasing subversives. That's why we're in so much trouble

26 July 2014 9:00 am

Peter Clarke’s powerful report on the Trojan Horse affair in Birmingham schools is confirmation of the weakness of David Cameron…

All this airport security is utterly useless

12 July 2014 9:00 am

Added security flummery at airports does nothing to make us safer. In fact, it may do the opposite

Please take your holiday in Kenya this year

21 June 2014 9:00 am

 Rift Valley Many of my British tribe fled Kenya around independence in 1963 because they believed there was no future.…

Please, Cameron – no moral grandstanding over Iraq

21 June 2014 8:00 am

If there’s a bright spot in the murky mess of Iraq, it’s that finally we have a war that it…

How we survived terror at Nairobi's Westgate mall

28 September 2013 9:00 am

What it was like at the Westgate mall, from two of those who survived

Al-Qa'eda targeted Kenya not because it's a banana republic, but because it's a symbol of African success

28 September 2013 9:00 am

If Al-Shabaab was behind the terrorist attack in Nairobi, then the group has come a long way since its foundation…