An undated image believed to be showing Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar.

Mullah Omar, chief of the Afghan Taliban, is dead, an Afghan government official said. Omar died two or three years ago, across the border in Pakista(...)

Migrants walk along railway tracks at the Eurotunnel terminal on July 28th. Photograph: AFP

One migrant has died after hundreds of illegal migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel in Calais overnight, operator Eurotunnel said. The latest in(...)

There was an 86 per cent increase in the amount of people claiming asylum in Europe between the first quarters of 2014 and 2015. In the first quarter (...)

Vice president Dick Cheney watches television reports in Washington in the hours following the September 11th attacks. Photograph: US National Archives

Newly-released photographs taken on the day of the September 11th attacks show the reaction of senior figures in the Bush administration as they conve(...)

Al-Qaeda: guerrillas at al-Farouq, in a video from June 2001; Mourad Benchellali ended up at the training camp. Photograph: AFP/Getty

Mourad Benchellali understands perfectly why thousands of young Europeans, male and female, have joined the jihad in Syria. Mourad was 18 when his br(...)

People make victory signs during the funeral ceremony of victims of a suicide bomb attack on Monday in Suruc, Turkey, blamed on Islamic State. Experts are questioning the assumption, however, that Islamic State’s defeat is inevitable. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Islamic State uses terror to force obedience and frighten enemies. It has seized territory, destroyed antiquities, slaughtered minorities, forced wom(...)

Members of the Assyrian Gozarto Protection Forces, consisting of Sutoro militia, a pro-Syrian government Syriac Christian movement, and other Assyrian fighters rest and drink tea before heading to  the front line in the battle against  Islamic State in the northeastern Syrian province of Hasakeh on July 13th. Photograph: Youssef Karwashan/AFP/Getty Images

Islamic State’s reclusive leader has empowered his inner circle of deputies as well as regional commanders in Syria and Iraq with wide-ranging authori(...)

A migrant mother tries to protect her child from the strong sun as they wait on the Greek side of the border to enter Macedonia near the city of Gevgelija, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Photograph: Georgi Licovski/EPA

The European Union failed on Monday to agree on how to spread 40,000 asylum seekers in Greece and Italy among its members over the next two years, pos(...)

Documenting wartime human rights violations used to be my job. Over a good few years, working for the United Nations, I witnessed the most appalling a(...)

Matthew VanDyke: busy sending US military veterans to train Iraqis on the other side of the fight

The last time Matthew VanDyke saw US journalist James Foley, they were running through war-torn Aleppo in Syria avoiding snipers. Foley became the mo(...)