A file photo released in  April 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The trial of Mr Tsarnaev beings on Wednesday.

Jurors in the trial of the man accused of killing three people and injuring more than 260 in two bombings near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Mara(...)

  Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: US-led talks posed a “grave threat, not only to Israel but also to the peace of the entire world”. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty  1:35

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu delivered a stinging attack on Barack Obama’s plans for a nuclear deal with Iran on the US president’s home(...)

Iraqi security forces and Shia fighters on a tank in the Salahuddin province on Monday. Iraq’s armed forces, backed by Shia militia, attacked Islamic State strongholds north of Baghdad  as they launched an offensive to retake the city of Tikrit and the surrounding Sunni Muslim province of Salahuddin. Photograph: Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters

Thousands of Iraqi soldiers and Shia militiamen sought to seal off Islamic State fighters in Tikrit and nearby towns on Tuesday, the second day of Ir(...)

Iraqi government forces and allied militias fire weaponry from a position in the northern part of Diyala province, bordering Salaheddin province, as they take part in an assault to retake the city of Tikrit from jihadists of the Islamic State group. Photograph: Younis Al-Bayati/AFP/Getty Images. 1:15

Iraq‘s armed forces, backed by Shi‘ite militia, attacked Islamic State strongholds north of Baghdad on Monday with an offensive to retake the city of(...)

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters walk next to their tank as they take control of the area on the outskirts of Mosul. Photograph: Ari Jalal/Reuters 1:36

The Islamic State (IS) group has released a video showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artefacts in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul, d(...)

A French navy Rafale fighter jet lands on an aircraft craft carrier  following a mission over Iraq.  Coalition air strikes in Iraq have killed at least 23 Islamic State militants and 20 civilians, hospital sources say. Photograph: Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images.

The number of Christians abducted by Islamic State in north-eastern Syria has risen to 220, activists say.The militants have picked up dozens more Chr(...)

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pauses while he speaks to supporters of his Likud party as he campaigns in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusale. Mr Netanyahu has rebuffed criticism in Washington of his plans to speak in Congress, accusing world powers of forsaking a pledge to prevent Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Photograph: Nir Elias/Reuters

The row between the White House and Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has intensified with US officials saying his outspoken condemnation o(...)

Turkish tanks in the northern Syrian town of Kobani this week. The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, backed by US-led air strikes,  drove Islamic State from the town last month. Photograph: Mursel Coban/Depo Photos/Reuters

Kurdish militia pressed a big offensive against Islamic State in northeast Syria on Wednesday, cutting one of its supply lines from Iraq, as fears mo(...)

Islamic State militants have targeted religous minorities they view as apostates including Assyrian Christians, Yazidis (above) and Shia Muslims. Photograph: Rodi Said/Reuters

Kurdish militia pressed a big offensive against Islamic State in northeast Syria on Wednesday, cutting one of its supply lines from Iraq, as fears mou(...)

Former US marine Eddie Ray Routh has been convicted of murdering former US Navy Seal Chris Kyle, who was credited with the most kills of any US sniper, and Kyle’s friend Chad Littlefield in 2013. Photograph: LM Otero/Pool/Reuters 0:48

Eddie Ray Routh, the mentally disturbed US army veteran who killed Chris Kyle, the former marksman who inspired the movie American Sniper, has been s(...)