The UK authorities can extradite the radical Muslim cleric, Abu Hamza and four other suspects to the United States to face terrorism charges, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled

April marked the launch of the Joint Forces Command, recognised as a major milestone in the MOD’s Transforming Defence programme. Secretary of State for Defence Philip Hammond MP, attended a ceremonial event at JFC’s new Northwood headquarters.

Scrapping control orders that allow terror suspects to be moved out of London is likely to achieve the ‘reverse’ of improving national security, a government watchdog warned. David Anderson QC, the independent reviewer of counter-terror laws, said provisions in the old control order system that permitted relocation of suspects had helped disrupt extremist networks.

The University of Central Lancashire is introducing an undergraduate degree in airport security management and a postgraduate degree in counter-terrorism. Both will be delivered by the university’s School of Forensic and Investigative Sciences.

The government’s counter-terrorism strategy, Prevent, is facing opposition on university campuses over concerns it is discriminatory and encourages spying, reports the Guardian.

In the run up to the Olympics, the Metropolitan Police Olympic Torch protection team have been put through their paces in training exercise at Hendon.

Members of the Armed Forces will today discover if they have been allocated tickets for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games when the charity, Tickets For Troops, run their ballots for the first time.

A two day meeting has been arranged by the Organisation for Cooperation and Security in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna to empower women in countering violent extremism

A major two day exercise set last week tested the response of the government and the emergency services to a terrorist incident set during the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer.

The fallout from the UK Border Agency’s relaxation of border checks reached a head today as Theresa May announced that the UK Border agency will be split in two.

The University of Central Lancashire is launching degrees in counter-terrorism and airport security, with the latter claimed as a first in the UK.

An RAF engineer, whose work has resulted in a reduction of casualties from improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan, has won a prestigious engineering award.

European governments need to be more vigilant about emerging security threats such as left-wing extremism or new incarnations of al Qaeda through better sharing of intelligence, the European Union’s counter-terrorism coordinator said on Tuesday.

A new Australian study says social networking sites are being used by terrorist groups to groom vulnerable people, and the country should be limiting extremist propaganda on the internet.

Members of the Muslim community took part in a counter-terrorism exercise in Worcester earlier this month - the first in the city.

US government agencies and organisations will undertake online training on email authentication to prevent targeted email attacks. This effort is a critical part of the frontline of defence against cyber threats as outlined by President Obama and Cybersecurity coordinator Howard Schmidt.


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