The US is ready to provide military support for Iraq's efforts to halt a bloody insurgency by jihadist militants but it will not include troops and is dependent on the country's political leaders acting to resolve sectarian differences, Barack Obama said.

Theresa May has claimed that the UK is not a 'surveillance state' while simultaneously asking for greater surveillance powers.

David Cameron will hold talks on Wednesday with his most senior security advisers to discuss the crisis in Iraq after he warned Islamist militants challenging the Baghdad government represented "the most serous threat to Britain's security that there is today".

Officers from London are taking part in a major operation to tackle London’s “real and serious” terrorist threat.

President Obama has proposed setting up a $5billion fund to expand the Pentagon’s counter-terrorism efforts, as he flagged more US support for moderate Syrian rebels.

Police in London have launched an initiative to raise awareness of security and counter-terror issues among the general public.

150 anti-terror teams have been deployed in Beijing following a number of attacks made by extremists from the Xinjiang region in northwest China. Explosives were detonated at a train station in Urumqi in April, while in March a similar strike left 33 people dead and 140 injured.

British and French leaders have warned about the rising number of their nationals joining Takfiri militants in Syria, saying they are an unprecedented security threat to both countries.

Chinese police in the far western region of Xinjiang have taken down 23 "terror and religious extremism groups" and caught more than 200 suspects in May, state media said, days after the region's deadliest attack in years.

MPs have raised renewed concerns over the long-term affordability of the Ministry of Defence's 10-year equipment plan.

Small to medium sized businesses believe they are facing more risk than at any time since the first quarter of 2013, according to Zurich’s SME risk index.

Chief police officers have hit back at MPs who want to strip the Metropolitan Police of its counter-terrorism command.

China’s top security official said a special anti-terrorism operation will begin after a third violent attack this year at a railway station occurred in Guangzhou, near the border with Hong Kong.

Home Secretary Theresa May MP paid a visit to Counter Terror Expo 2014 on Tuesday 29 April.

Britain’s chief anti-terrorism official has raised the alarm over the danger of terror related to crisis in Syria.

The UK scrambled fighter jets this week to intercept two Russian military aircraft in international air space north of Scotland.