Global Peace Index 2014 shows world peace on decline due to internal conflict and dramatic rise in non-state violence.
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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has risen from anonymity to become the feared leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has outgrown even al-Qaeda as it seeks to establish a new caliphate.
Videos said to show victims of fresh attack on Kafr Zita, while residents show remnants of bomb cases marked “CL2”.
Kingdom spent $67bn in 2013, according to report – giving it the fourth largest military budget in the world.
Critics call move a “PR stunt” by an oppressive state which could be turned on those it should be protecting.