Vladimir Putin Russian President. Credit: Maria Joner. Russia declared war on the Islamic extremist group Isis in September and has since been very active in the campaign. And with President Putin recently saying he will not rule out using nuclear weapons, military actions have reached an all time high. Isis or Islamic State have become one of the largest terrorist threats to the western world in recent times. The group have attempted and in some cases been successful in carrying out terrorist attacks, with the most recent being the Paris attacks of November this year. The threat from the group has led many world leaders to take military action in Syria, resulting in a global migrant crisis. The USA, UK and Russia have all led air raids in the country and intend to take fur
February marks the fourth anniversary of the beginning of a bloody uprising against Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s 40-year rule. Although the UK, with US and NATO allies have spent billions of dollars helping Libyan militias overthrow, and kill Gaddafi, today the country is a failed state. Should the UK intervene to turn this around? Reporter: Hussein Abdel Fattah Sub Editor: Danae Dimitrakopoulos Diz The war that costed the UK £230-260 million back in 2011 ended with another ongoing four years of civil war, leading the oil-rich North Africa into civil war and chaos. “Concerns are growing among the international community that terror groups will take advantage of this chaos to strengthen their presence in Libya” says Jason Pack, a Libya analyst and head of Libya-analysis.com.
Students have defended the reputation of Westminster University in the light of the identification of Mohammed Emwazi (AKA 'Jihadi John') as an alumni. The university remains on 'amber alert' - a heightened awareness of security problems. Reporters: Danae Diz & Alex Leonards Sub- editor: Jipsa George At the Cavendish campus the atmosphere is no different than a normal day. Students are gathered outside on breaks while others drink coffee and eat their lunch inside. They seem oblivious to the amber alert security measures that have been put in place. Speaking to Westminster World, Nuh, a 21-year-old student who studies Computer Science, says:“ I don’t think Westminster has had any effect on his influences, or extremism.” Nuh blames the government for 'Jihadi John’s' actions: D