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Islamic Terrorism

Canada Day pressure-cooker bomb plot thwarted in British Columbia

Canadian police have arrested and charged a man and woman with terrorism for attempting to leave pressure-cooker bombs at British Columbia's provincial legislature on Canada Day, where thousands of people were attending celebrations.

Thursday, 4 July, 2013, 4:50am

Move to prevent radicalisation of British Muslims

A battery of measures to prevent radicalisation of British Muslims was outlined by the home affairs minister, Theresa May. They included tougher pre-emptive censorship of internet sites, a lower threshold for banning extremist groups and renewed pressure on universities and mosques to reject so-called hate preachers.

28 May 2013 - 2:49am

10th anniversary of Bali bombings a reminder to be vigilant about terror attacks

The Bali bombings 10 years ago today shocked Hong Kong as much as the rest of Asia. Among the 202 victims were 11 city residents, most of them rugby players. Anniversaries are times to remember, and the lives of those taken by terrorists are being recalled.

12 Oct 2012 - 1:59am

Abu Hamza and four other alleged al-Qaeda plotters appear in US courts

A US judge has ordered Islamist preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri, who is seen by Washington as an Al-Qaeda mastermind, be kept in detention as he was refused the prosthetics - including his signature metal hook - that he wears because of his missing forearms.

8 Oct 2012 - 3:36pm

Leader of Taliban Mullah Mohammed Omar urges militants to spare civilians

Reclusive Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar has urged insurgent fighters, who he said had successfully infiltrated Afghan security forces, to avoid killing civilians after a swathe of suicide bombings this week killed 63 people.

18 Aug 2012 - 2:49am

Quotes of the week

Even if you're right, you have to convince people it's the case. You can't [just] say, 'I know better than you, I know this is good for you'

Bernard Chan, former chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board

Whatever you do in the absence of perfect data is a fake

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Drone strikes test legal boundaries

Drones are the perfect weapon for America's fight against its far-off enemies. The unmanned aircraft operated remotely from thousands of kilometres away can spy, zero in and fire a missile or drop a bomb on a target without putting a pilot's life at risk. Unsurprisingly, President Barack Obama has dramatically increased their deployment in the United States' fight against terrorists.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Pakistan on the Brink: The future of Pakistan, Afghanistan and the West

Pakistan on the Brink: The future of Pakistan, Afghanistan and the West by Ahmed Rashid Viking Manreet

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Appeal begins for Asia's sacked football chief

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

6 Uygurs named as terrorists by security ministry

The Ministry of Public Security branded six Uygurs as 'terrorists' on Thursday, accusing them of being involved in terrorist training camps and of organising attacks in the restive Xinjiang region, while dubbing them key members of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM).

7 Apr 2012 - 12:00am