British authorities must now decide how to quantify precisely what this group is - must they be treated as combatants or as humanitarians.Read the full story ›
What is really significant about the launch of the investigation into the cover-up claims involving the Metropolitan Police is the range of allegations - 14 referrals spanning four decades.
The police watchdog said the allegations were of "high-level corruption".
This is significant but investigators leading this have no idea where or when this might all now end.
The new 'Al-Shabaab video' urging terror attacks on Western shopping centres echoes that of their Islamic rival IS.Read the full story ›
What is it about life under ‘Islamic State’ that would entice schoolgirls to leave their families and fly to the Middle East to live there?Read the full story ›
Thwarting complex plots once dominated the work of the British security services. Now, the lone wolf is thought to be the greatest threat.Read the full story ›
Senior officers have warned of the impact of cuts before, but few offered such a vivid picture of how policing in the future might look.Read the full story ›
The militant group's claim that it has gained a foothold in Libya will be a source of great concern to western nationsRead the full story ›
Senior officers fear that the DNA of policing - preventing crime rather than just responding to it - might now be challenged by austerity.Read the full story ›
A decade on from 7/7, Britain is facing a far more complex, and perhaps far more dangerous threat from terrorism.Read the full story ›