Masked Palestinian Hamas militants watch the televised speech of US President Barack Obama in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip in 2009. AP Photo/Eyad Baba

The horrendous last five years in the Middle East started with joy at the fall of dictators in Tunis and Cairo. Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali’s flight to (...)

Mohamed Abrini has admitted to being the ‘man in the hat’ during March 22nd bombings at a Brussels airport. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Belgium’s federal prosecutor said on Saturday that Paris attacks suspect Mohamed Abrini admitted to being the “man in the hat” seen accompanying two s(...)

People photograph the scene of a bomb blast at a police post on a traffic island on J1 Thamrin, in Jakarta, Indonesia,  January 14th,  2016. Photograph: Roni Bintang/EPA

Radical jihadist group Islamic State (Isis) has launched its first attack on the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, sending suicide bombers and gunmen into (...)

Tashfeen Malik, (left), and Syed Farook  pictured passing through Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in this July 27th, 2014 photo. File photograph: US Customs and Border Protection/Reuters

A couple who massacred 14 people at a California holiday party were discussing martyrdom online before they met in person and married, FBI director Ja(...)

Tashfeen Malik, (L), and Syed Farook are pictured passing through Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in this July 27th, 2014 handout photo obtained by Reuters.

A married couple who killed 14 people in a California shooting rampage the FBI is investigating as an act of terrorism borrowed about $28,000 from an (...)

An indoor shooting range in Riverside, California, where the suspects in this week’s mass shooting reportedly trained with firearms. Photograph: Monica Almeida/The New York Times

The New York Times, in its first front-page editorial in nearly a century, on Saturday called for outlawing the kinds of rifles used in the California(...)

Lord Grantham’s dog Isis was presumably named after the ancient Egyptian god.

In recent years the name of a dog in Downton Abbey, a region in Australia, a song on Bob Dylan’s album Desire and a bridge near Oxford have gone from(...)

Belgian police on the move after making arrests in Molenbeek on Saturday evening. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch/The Irish Times

Belgian prime minister Charles Michel has confirmed one of three suspects arrested in Brussels on Saturday was present in Paris on Friday. Prime min(...)

People lay flowers and candles in memory of the victims of the Russian MetroJet Airbus A321 crash in Pulkovo airport, St Petersburg. Photograph: Anatoly Maltsev/EPA

Islamic State’s Egyptian affiliate on Wednesday dismissed in an audio message doubts that it had downed a Russian passenger jet over Egypt’s Sinai Pen(...)

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Keene, New Hampshire, on Wednesday, during which he said he would send home the US’s Syrian refugees if he became president. Photograph: Gretchen Ertl/Reuters

Businessman Donald Trump, the frontrunner to win the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, said he would send home the US’s Syrian refugees if he b(...)