A Syrian refugee man walks after crossing the border to Turkey during fighting between Islamic State militants and Kurdish YPG fighters near Kobane, Syria, at Suruc district in Turkey today. Photograph: EPA

Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait are discussing the creation of a military pact to take on Islamic militants, with the possibi(...)

An explosion rocks Kobani city centre yesterday during a reported suicide car bomb attack by Islamic State militants group. Photograph: Getty

US secretary of state John Kerry justified the first air drop of weapons to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State (IS) militants in Kobani, Syria, (...)

Still image taken from black and white video from a plane camera shows smoke rising after an air strike near Kobani yesterday. Photograph: Reuters 0:28

The al Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front has denounced US-led air strikes on Syria, saying they amounted to a war against Islam and vowing to retaliate a(...)

Photograph: Alan Betson

To visit the full generations page click here Una Hughes lives in Balbriggan, Co Dublin I grew up in Blackrock, outside Dundalk, in Co Lout(...)

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, walk in Bajed Kadal refugee camp south west of Dohuk province. Photograph: Youssef Boudlal/Reuters

Tribal leaders and clerics from Iraq’s Sunni heartland have offered their conditional backing for a new government that hopes to contain sectarian blo(...)

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, whose group has been helping Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad fight a Sunni Islamist-dominated insurgency, said Islamic State could easily recruit in other areas where its hardline ideology exists. Photograph: Jamal Saidi/Reuters

The leader of Lebanese Shia group Hizbullah described the radical Islamist movement that has seized territory in Iraq and Syria as a growing “monster”(...)

“The data that came in was in 2008 before your collapse. Ireland does well because you were doing well economically.”

A co-author of a 2010 report that ranked Ireland highest on an index of countries most faithful to Islamic economic teachings says the country is lik(...)

A medic helps a Palestinian man in the Shejaia neighbourhood, which was heavily shelled by Israel today leaving at least 60 people dead. Photograph: Finbarr O’Reilly/Reuters.

The Arab League has described Israeli attacks on Gaza that killed at least 60 Palestinians today as a “war crime”.Palestinian witnesses and officials (...)

Peter Greste: the Australian journalist stands inside the court cage during the sentencing session yesterday. Photograp: EPA/Khaled Elfiqi

International outrage at Egypt’s crackdown on dissent intensified yesterday after three journalists for al-Jazeera English were sentenced to seven yea(...)

The country in the world most faithful to the values of the Koran is Ireland according to an Iranian-born academic at George Washingon University in the US.

The country in the world most faithful to the values of the Koran is Ireland according to an Iranian-born academic at George Washingon University i(...)