Cameron orders review into MI5 knowledge of accused killers

Nick Miller David Cameron has ordered an intelligence review after it emerged that the two men who allegedly hacked a soldier to death on a London street were previously known to MI5.

MI5 investigate bomber's links with London extremists

LONDON: Taimur Abdulwahab al-Abdaly was a British university graduate and was living in Luton, north of London, until two weeks ago.

MI5 reveals plot to assassinate Russian exile

Chechen rebel leader Akhmed Zakayev (R) and British actress Vanessa Redgrave (L) leave Bow Street Magistrates Court in London, November 13, 2003.  A British judge on Thursday rejected Russia's bid to extradite Zakayev, saying it was politically motivated.          REUTERS/Peter Macdiarmid

David Barrett A plot to assassinate a Russian politician in London has been uncovered by MI5.

Riot inquiry to go ahead as MI5 helps investigations

A police officer uses a ram to raid an address connected with the recent riots.

London British Prime Minister David Cameron has agreed to demands from Ed Miliband, leader of the opposition Labour Party, for an inquiry into the riots that erupted in England last week, according to two...

Ukraine's Yulia Tymoshenko bides her time

David Blair Former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko's speech received warm - but not rapturous - applause. Yesterday, the first anti-Tymoshenko banners appeared among the crowds.

UK spy chiefs claim terrorists delight at Snowden disclosures

Britain's spy chiefs

Katy Lee Britain's top spy chiefs say the intelligence leaks by Edward Snowden have left its enemies "rubbing their hands with glee" and caused terror groups to change the way they communicate.

Stephen Ward was innocent in Profumo affair, Geoffrey Robertson writes

Stephen Ward

Nick Miller Stephen Ward, the scapegoat for Britain's infamous Profumo sex scandal in the 1960s, was a casualty of Britain's worst uncorrected miscarriage of justice, says Geoffrey Robertson, QC.

Guardian editor faces grilling by British MPs over published Snowden leaks

Secrets published ... the Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger faces hostile questioning by British MPs over the Edward Snowden leaks.

Nick Miller Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger has faced a hostile grilling by British MPs, who accused him of committing a crime by distributing documents received from spy whistleblower Edward Snowden.

UK spies told to ignore US detainee abuse: report

Peter Griffiths London: British intelligence officers in Afghanistan knew about the mistreatment of suspected militants by the United States after the September 11, 2001 attacks, but were told not to intervene for...

Spy triumph became a free speech disaster

U.S. President Barack Obama

Nick O'Malley The AP phone records story came at the worst possible time for President Barack Obama.

Police arrest two more over London attack


Nick Miller British police arrested two more people on Thursday in a hunt for accomplices to brutal attack on soldier.

'Lone wolf' terrorism arrives

Nick Miller A British soldier run down and beheaded in a London street. The nation is in shock, but this has been security chiefs' greatest fear, an attack straight from the playbook of the new breed.

'I don't think I've done anything extraordinary': woman who confronted soldier's 'killer' says she's no hero


Sarah Rainey INGRID LOYAU-KENNETT is wearing Union Flag socks. They are the same ones she was wearing on Wednesday afternoon, when she jumped off the Number 53 bus to confront two alleged terrorists who, just...

Far from a 'cleanskin': alleged killer's 12-year period of radicalisation


At the time, it seemed like just another ugly scuffle in a long line of clashes between the police and a rag-tag group of Islamist extremists.

Three fresh arrests over London murder


Three men have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder the British soldier hacked to death in a London street by two Islamists.

UK to target radical preachers

Britain sets up terrorism task force to tackle extremism.

British PM facing flak

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron

Steven Swinford British Prime Minister David Cameron visited MI5 headquarters to thank spies for their around-the-clock work in the aftermath of the Woolwich terror case despite concerns there had been failings by...

Suspected Woolwich murderer's second bid to join terror group thwarted

Tom Whitehead, Zoe Flood and Athman Omar The suspected Woolwich murderer Michael Adebolajo made a second attempt to travel to Somalia to join extremists there just last year, The Daily Telegraph understands.

Kenya freed Adebolajo on UK advice: lawyer

London terror suspect.

Joseph Akwiri A Kenyan lawyer who in 2010 represented a man suspected of hacking a British soldier to death in London last week said on Wednesday the suspect was freed from arrest in Kenya three years ago on the...

Arab Spring 'luring jihadis'

Arab Spring

Tom Whitehead, London The last 18 months of upheavals in the Arab world have spawned a new generation of British-born terrorists after al-Qaeda moved into unstable countries and began training potential bombers, Britain's...