The burial of Irish US marine Liam Flynn at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia yesterday. Flynn, from Clane, Co Kildare, was aboard a Black Hawk helicopter that crashed last month in Navarre, Florida. Photograph: Marty Katz/washingtonphotographer.com

Irish-American Liam Flynn, the US special forces marine killed in a helicopter crash off Florida last month, was laid to rest at an emotional ceremony(...)

A member of an Afghan women’s rights activist group puts flowers on the grave of Farkhunda, the 27-year-old woman who was beaten with sticks and set on fire by a crowd of men in central Kabul. She is now being treated as a martyr. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

In indignant tones, the Islamic law student told her family about the superstitious practices she had witnessed earlier that day at a historic shrine (...)

Mourners chant anti-US and anti-Israeli slogans beside the bier of assassinated Houthi media official Abdul-Karim al-Khiwani in Sana’a. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

US president Barack Obama, in selling his military strategy to beat Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria in September to the American public, held(...)

Afghan security forces at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul on Wednesday. Six people were killed and more than 30 injured in the bombing close to the presidential palace. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/Reuters

President Barack Obama has decided to slow down the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, maintaining 9,800 military personnel into next year, nearly(...)

Tunisia’s culture minister Latifa Lakhdar: “The jihadist idea that religion should rule politics is a model that never existed.” Photograph: Anis Mili/Reuters

Tunisia’s culture minister Latifa Lakhdar followed the two-hour siege of the Bardo Museum in Tunis – in which 20 foreign tourists and a policeman were(...)

Independent Afghan civil society activist women weep and lie on the grave of Afghan woman Farkhunda. Photograph: Wakil Kohsar/AFP

Hundreds of Afghans have held a protest in Kabul to demand justice for a woman who was killed by a mob outside one of the capital’s most famous mosque(...)

Pressing for women’s rights: Afghan  activists chant slogans during the funeral ceremony of Farkhunda. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

A woman killed by an angry mob in front of police in the Afghan capital last week for allegedly burning a copy of Islam’s holy book was wrongly accuse(...)

Peter Sutherland said 3,419 asylum seekers known to have drowned in the Mediterranean last year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The majority of EU states have failed to respond adequately to migration, which is one of the most urgent humanitarian challenges of our time, accordi(...)

An Islamic State loyalist in Raqqa, Syria, on June 29th, 2014. Men who live in the IS-controlled city told The Irish Times the city has “no government”. Photograph: Reuters

Passengers exhausted by their long journey sit on the kerb or lounge against the buses that have brought them to Damascus from Raqqa in north central (...)

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau in a still from the video he made  just before he launched attacks in Ottawa last  October. Photograph: Reuters

The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in Canada’s capital and then stormed parliament last year said he was retaliating against Canadian military i(...)