Ahmed Shaheen: British student arrested in North Africa for "trying to join terror group"

British student arrested in North Africa for ‘trying to join terror group threatening to take control of entire Sahara’ | UPDATED: 10:44 GMT, 29 December 2012 A British student is under arrest in North Africa accused of trying to join an Islamic terrorist group threatening to take control over the entire Sahara. Ahmed Shaheen, 26, from London, was detained on the border between Mauritania and Mali as he tried to cross the Sahara on foot to reach the desert stronghold of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

Son of assassinated Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto launches his career

Too young to stand – but he already wants to run the country: Son of assassinated Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto launches his career Fifth anniversary of his mother's death in gun and suicide bomb attackBilawal Bhutto Zardari, 24,could be key asset to his partyHis father rode wave of sympathy to become president in 2007But party is in trouble because of ailing economy and Taliban insurgency | UPDATED: 23:18 GMT, 27 December 2012 The son of assassinated Pakistan prime minister launched a political career with a fiery speech today – despite still being too young to stand as a candidate.

Horrific video of Syrian rebels forcing boy to behead captive with sword

Horrific footage shows 'Syrian rebels' forcing boy to behead captive with sword WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENTDisturbing video is purportedly the work of the Free Syrian ArmyBoy is egged on by older men chanting Allahu Akbar', or 'God is great'Rebels said to have taken control of a military base close to Damascus | UPDATED: 15:31 GMT, 11 December 2012 It is perhaps the most disturbing piece of video footage to emerge out of the Syrian crisis to date. A young boy is egged on by a group of older men, believed to be rebel fighters, and filmed hacking the head off a man who is lying on the ground. An older man is then seen picking up the head before placing it on top of the body like a macabre trophy