terror

  • 3 May 2011

    In the months leading up to the killing of Osama bin Laden, a survey of Muslim publics around the world found little support for the al-Qaida leader.

  • 2 May 2011

    Osama Bin Laden may be dead, but if Americans and Europeans now think that they can begin to relax over the prospect of ‘international terror’, they are very mistaken, says Michael Marten. US policy in particular is catastrophically misaligned in the Middle East, Africa and South East Asia. The 'clash of civilisations' thesis is also gravely misleading, and religion (not least Islam) is not implicated in all this in the way simplistic analyses presume.

  • 10 Jan 2011

    The UN envoy dealing with sexual violence in conflict has called on the authorities of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to investigate rapes in South Kivu.

  • 4 Mar 2010

    "Violence ... has no place in Islamic teaching", says a leading Muslim scholar in an extended religiously-based argument directed at those who justify terror in the name of faith.

  • 28 Jan 2010

    Amnesty International yesterday (27 January 2010) called on all states to take concrete steps to end secret detention, following publication of a detailed United Nations report on its widespread use in the name of countering terrorism.

  • 27 Jan 2010

    The Government has suffered another legal humiliation over its implementation of anti-terror legislation. The UK Supreme Court has ruled that special Treasury orders freezing the assets of individuals it believes may be connected to terrorism have been applied unlawfully.

  • 21 Apr 2008

    In New York at 9.30 am local time on Sunday 20 April 2008, the Pope visited Ground Zero, the name now used to refer to the site once occupied by the twin towers of the World Trade Centre. He prayed for peace and an end to hatred.

  • 8 Jan 2008

    Church and civic leaders in Iraq are expressing concern after reports that a number of churches were bombed on Sunday 6 January 2007, following Eid and Christmas, and at a time when Orthodox Christians were celebrating New Year’s Eve.

  • 21 Oct 2007

    There were celebrations this morning (Sunday 21 October) at the news that two Iraqi Catholic priests abducted over a week ago in the northern city of Mosul had been released alive and well.

  • 26 Sep 2007

    It was six years ago this month, but some scars do not heal quickly. The two planes came out of a perfect September morning sky, and nothing at all could have prepared the world for what followed - writes Giles Fraser of the anniverary of 9/11.