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Richard Norton-Taylor

Richard Norton-Taylor

    Terror killings increase by 80%
    Terror killings increase by 80%
    Up to 30 000 foreign fighters, from as many as 100 countries, have travelled to Syria and Iraq since 2011, according to an independent...
    Law cannot keep up with spying tech
    Law cannot keep up with spying tech
    It is also used against enemies.
    Atrocities of colonial past haunt Britain again
    Atrocities of colonial past haunt Britain again
    Thousands of documents detailing some of the most shameful acts and crimes committed during the final years of the British Empire were systematically destroyed to prevent them falling into the hands of post-independence governments....
    Britain 'planned poison gas tests in Botswana'
    Britain 'planned poison gas tests in Botswana'
    Britain planned to test a very virulent type of poison gas in what is now Botswana, previously secret documents from the UK's colonial archive have...
    Ships involved in gun and drug trafficking: report
    Ships involved in gun and drug trafficking: report
    Most ships involved in reported cases of sanctions-busting, or illicit transfers of arms, drugs and ­equipment that could be used in the development of missiles and weapons of mass destruction, are owned by companies based in the world's richest countries, according to a study of...
    Gaddafi clan's brazen limousine escape
    Gaddafi clan's brazen limousine escape
    New details have emerged of the route used by Muammar Gaddafi's family to escape into neighbouring Algeria, triggering a diplomatic row.
    Gaddafi begins to crumble
    Gaddafi begins to crumble
    Muammar Gaddafi's regime showed fresh signs of buckling this week as rebels came close to cutting off supply routes and the Libyan interior...
    Officials say bombing not enough to topple Libyan regime
    Officials say bombing not enough to topple Libyan regime
    Almost three months into the campaign of air strikes, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) no longer believes bombing alone will end the...
    No-fly zone possible to help protect Libyan citizens
    No-fly zone possible to help protect Libyan citizens
    Nato has launched 24-hour air and sea surveillance of Libya as a possible precursor to a no-fly zone, amid signs of growing Arab support for...
    Jihadi home truths
    Jihadi home truths
    When Taimour Abdulwahab al-Abdaly moved from Sweden to Britain in 2001, he found himself living in a small community that has thrown up more than...
    UK 'failed to win over estranged Muslims'
    UK 'failed to win over estranged Muslims'
    Britain made "little progress" in reaching out to Muslim communities, despite investing "considerable time and resources" after the 7/7 London...
    Europe suffers terrorism jitters
    Europe suffers terrorism jitters
    Fears of a terrorist attack in Europe were heightened this week after travel alerts were issued by both Washington and London, with the United States state department warning that public transport systems and tourist attractions could be targeted and Britain increasing the threat...