The devastating and destabilising impact of terrorism is closer to home – literally. Fostering a more empathetic outlook and addressing the challenges experienced by families of perpetrators is a ‘taboo’ subject, but one that desperately needs confronting for the sake of these families and beyond. When we hear the latest …

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has not received a request from any foreign government to hand over two British Islamic State militants in its custody but will study any such request if made, a senior SDF official told Reuters on Friday. “We have not received any official request from …

The support made available to families of individuals who travel abroad to join terrorist organisations is lamentable. We were concerned to hear from Konika Dhar that she received no support from the Government or statutory agencies. Our predecessor Committee previously recommended that there needs to be an easily accessible advice …

Foremost, we stand with all victims of terrorist attacks, those who have lost their lives and those who continue to be affected by the trauma of these atrocities. Our thoughts are with you. We hope that we can develop more acute strategies to ensure the future safety of our communities. …

A project looking at links between mental health and terrorism in three English cities has been expanded nationwide after it found a significant number of people referred to counter-radicalisation programmes suffer some form of mental illness. Studies have suggested the prevalence of mental health issues among militants working together on …

Thousands of children and teenagers, including large numbers of girls, were referred to Britain’s often-criticised counter-terrorism programme Prevent, new official figures showed on Thursday. Prevent is a key strand of Britain’s security strategy which was launched in 2003 to combat extremism after the Sept 11 attacks on the United States. …

Technology firms have improved cooperation with the authorities in tackling online militant material but still must act quicker to remove propaganda fuelling a rise in homegrown extremism, acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke said on Wednesday. The United States and Britain will push social media firms at a meeting …

Despite the in-depth research into extremism and the processes of radicalisation, governments world-wide are still struggling to develop a successful programme to address its causes and effectively rehabilitate perpetrators of extremism and terrorism. In many contexts, the refusal to engage with a programme or recidivism (the tendency to re-offend) remains …