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'Timor mortis conturbat me' – the fear of death disturbs me. These words, from the liturgy of the Roman Catholic church, first became a literary device in medieval times, bracketing human follies and fears within the ambit of our common mortality.
IS has recruited more than 6,000 new fighters since the US began targeting the violently militant group with air strikes in August 2014.
Bombing plays into the hands of IS, whereas education, development and refugee support can begin to address underlying causes, says Giles Fraser.
Testimony in a report broadcast on Channel 4 News confirms what 'Justice for Megrahi' investigative campaigners have been saying for some time.
Amnesty has joined bereaved families in calling for an independent public inquiry into the circumstances of the Omagh bomb and subsequent investigative failures.
At least 40 people were killed in a suicide blast in northern Afghanistan on Friday 26 October during the religious festival of Eid al-Adha.
An explosion has hit a church near the Nigerian capital of Abuja on Christmas morning, says a government emergency official in the West African country.
The UK chancellor has pointedly refused to rule out British ground troops being sent to Libya, despite the clear position of UN Security Resolution 1973.
Global concern is growing over the military action taken by US, UK and French forces in Libya, both in terms of its short- and long-term impact.
The beliefs and values thinktank Ekklesia has warned that bombing Libya is unlikely to help the country move towards democracy and will increase the suffering of its people.