Soldiers and Houthi fighters inspect the damage caused by air strikes on the airport of Yemen’s northwestern city of Saada, a Houthi stronghold near the Saudi border, on Monday. Fighter jets attacked the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, residents said. Photograph: Reuters

Iran-allied Houthi militiamen pushed into the northeastern suburbs of the Yemeni port city of Aden on Monday amid heavy clashes with loyalists of pre(...)

 Kurdish flags on display  during a gathering celebrating Newroz, which marks the arrival of spring and the new year, in Diyarbakir, Turkey, March 21st, 2015. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Jailed Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan said on Saturday his militant group’s three-decade insurgency against the Turkish state had become “unsust(...)

Three British teenagers who were planning to join Islamic State militants in Syria have been arrested in London after being deported from Turkey.  It comes after three British schoolgirls (above) entered Turkey last month and were helped to cross the border by a spy working for one of the countries in the US-led coalition against the militants.

Three male British teenagers suspected of planning to join Islamic State militants in Syria have been arrested by British police after being deported(...)

Footage apparently shot on a mobile phone and released by broadcaster A Haber on its website, shows a man helping three girls unload luggage from a taxi in southeastern city of Gaziantep and then helping them into a silver minivan.  Photograph: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire 0:36

A Turkish broadcaster on Friday released what it said was footage of an alleged spy working for a country in the US-led coalition against Islamic Stat(...)

Sahima Begum (sister of Shamima Begum) and Abase Hussen (father of Amira Abase ) leave the Houses of Parliament in London, after giving evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee after three schoolgirls are feared to have joined Islamic State in war-torn Syria. Photograph: PA Wire

Hussen Abase, father of 15-year-old Amira, one of three girls who travelled secretly from London last month to join Islamic State in Syria, is a quiet(...)

Mohammed Alkaran. “At night-time, I think of all the people we left behind. You end up in tears, thinking about them or reading the news. We pray for them all.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

It was a bright, blue January morning. The university was bustling with students getting ready for the first day of exams. Mohammed Alkaran, an(...)

A young Turkish women holds a poster of Ozgecan Aslan, a 20-year-old student who was raped and murdered in Mersin in southern Turkey in February. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP

Ozgecan Aslan was the last passenger on a minibus that carried her through Mersin, a city on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. A psychology student of mod(...)

A member of a local electoral commission empties a ballot box after a parliamentary election at a polling station in the Tajik capital Dushanbe. Photograph: Nozim Kalandarov/Reuters

An outspoken critic of veteran Tajik leader Imomali Rakhmon has been shot dead by an unknown assailant on a street in Istanbul, Turkish media reported(...)

CCTV still shows (L-R) British teenagers Amira Abase, Kadiza Sultana and Shamima Begum walking with luggage at Gatwick Airport, south of London, on February 17th. Photograph: Metropolitan police/AFP/Getty Images

Security footage appears to show three British schoolgirls, believed to be on their way to join Islamic State militants, waiting for hours at a bus st(...)

 British police say they believe three missing schoolgirls (from left) Kadiza Sultana (16), Shamima Begum (15) and Amira Abase (15) have crossed into Syria in a bid to join Isis. Photograph: Metropolitan police handout/PA Wire

British police said they believed that three London schoolgirls who travelled to Turkey as part of an attempt to join Islamic State (Isis) militant(...)