Category Archives: Essential Reading

Taliban holds talks with US envoy in Qatar

US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad held three days of talks with Taliban officials in efforts to end US’ longest war.

Ukraine transgender rally disrupted by far-right militants

Far-right militants in Ukraine have disrupted a march by transgender activists in the capital Kiev.

Homesick jihadi bride has family link to John Cantlie kidnap

Reema Iqbal, who is pleading to come home from a Syrian prison camp, may not be the innocent she claims

Foreign Office failed us, say survivors of terrorist attacks

The British government and consulates leave victims ‘abandoned’, study finds.

Why is the Foreign Office being so un-Christian over Asia Bibi?

Our modern Foreign Office is immensely anxious to show how ethical it is.

Asia Bibi: British imams join calls for UK to give asylum

Three British imams have joined calls for the UK to offer asylum to Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian woman recently acquitted of blasphemy.

How not to solve Tunisia’s extremism problem

By silencing critics and expanding police powers, authorities are pushing Tunisian youths into extremism.

Three men guilty of Christmas Day terrorism plot in Melbourne

Men smile and give thumbs up as supreme court finds they conspired to target city landmarks in 2016.

CIA doctors considered using ‘truth serum’ on terror suspects

Medical staff was key to waterboarding and other interrogations following 9/11 attacks, newly declassified documents show.

Neo-Nazi couple found guilty of membership of banned terror group

Adam Thomas and Claudia Patatas were members of National Action, banned in 2016