Days after the Islamic State posted a video showing the gruesome beheading of a US journalist James Foley, British intelligence agencies have identified the killer, better known as `Jihadi John`, reports said Sunday.
Britain, France and Germany have launched a fresh bid at the UN to end six weeks of violence in Gaza, after Israeli warplanes killed three top Hamas commanders, inflicting a heavy blow on the movement`s armed wing.
British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond warned Wednesday of the "threats" posed by a "significant number" of Britons working with jihadis in Syria and Iraq, as he condemned the video of the alleged beheading of US journalist.
Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday cut short his holiday in Cornwall for meetings on Iraq and Syria after the apparent beheading of a US journalist by an Islamic State militant who spoke with a British accent.
Cameron described the killing as "shocking and depraved".
Sikh men, women and children found in a shipping container in Britain were fleeing persecution in Afghanistan and had been trapped in the airless compartment without food and water for 18 hours, their translator said.
Islamic State fighters sweeping across Syria and Iraq are a direct threat to Britain and the country must use all of its "military prowess" to halt their advance, Prime Minister David Cameron said Sunday.