Sep 13th, 2012
John Campbell, Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies Baron David Alton of Liverpool, a member of the UK House of Lords, has raised with Baron David Howell of Guildford, a minister at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (the UK foreign ministry), his concern that a London-based Islamic ...
Jul 20th, 2012
These could pose a threat to Europe within two years, government and security sources believe. The al-Qaeda-linked rebels have pushed out secular Tuareg separatists, leaving them in exclusive control of the north. “If Islamists continue to control vast areas of Mali where they can do what they like, ...
Feb 7th, 2012
Fifty Britons in Somalia are among an increasing number of overseas fighters who could herald a new wave of international terrorism, a leading British security thinktank has warned. They reflect the growing appeal to potential jihadists of ungoverned spaces where they can train and gain experience in...
Apr 26th, 2011
Moamer Kadhafi’s forces attacked the key port in the besieged Libyan city of Misrata with rockets Tuesday, wounding refugees, as NATO said it may send an envoy to the rebel capital of Benghazi. Several Grad rockets hit the port 12 kilometres (seven miles) east of the city and an International O...
Apr 26th, 2011
The Western bombing campaign in Libya is now in its sixth week but despite a series of eye-catching NATO initiatives there is little sign of a decisive military shift that will bring a quick end to the war. And there are few signs either of significant divisions within Muammar Gaddafi’s governm...