Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:   an investigative committee in the US House of Representatives will subpoena Clinton’s personal emails. Photograph:   Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

A growing controversy over Hillary Clinton’s use of personal email for work while she was US secretary of state could drag on for months, threatening(...)

At least 10 migrants trying to reach Italy died when their rubber boat overturned in the southern Mediterranean, the coast guard said on Wednesday. Above, migrants board a ship  in Lampedusa, Italy. Hundreds of migrants recently arrived in Lampedusa after fleeing the attacks by ISIS in Libya. Photograph: M. Puglia/Getty Images

At least 10 migrants trying to reach Italy died when their rubber boat overturned in the southern Mediterranean, the coast guard said on Wednesday. Th(...)

A courtroom sketch shows Khalid al-Fawwaz, who was convicted in connection with the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania,  during closing arguments of his trial in the New York Federal Court. Photograph: Jane Rosenberg/Reuters

A Saudi man described by prosecutors as one of Osama bin Laden’s most trusted lieutenants was convicted in a federal court in New York on Thursday in (...)

Sisi turns the screw in Egypt

A new law giving authorities sweeping powers to crack down on individuals and groups who “undermine national unity” or threaten public order “by any m(...)

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(...)

A fighter of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units  stands near a Turkish army tank, which took position at the new site of the Suleyman Shah tomb in the northern Syrian village of Esmesi, Aleppo province on Tuesday. Photograph: Mursel Coban/Depo Photos/Reuters

Islamic State militants kidnapped 90 Christians in north-east Syria as the jihadis retreated in the face of a Kurdish counter-offensive, a monitoring (...)

Dr Fatima Hamroush spoke at the IIEA on Libya’s decent into civil war. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Four years on, and Libya is a basket case. Four years ago this week a rising in second city Bengahazi set in train the overthrow of the brutal dictato(...)

A girl holds up a poster with pictures of the 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians beheaded by Islamic State in Libya. A series of fatal bombings in Libya on Friday have been linked to the decision to launch airstrikes in response to the beheadings. Photograph: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters.

Three car bombs ripped through the eastern Libyan city of Qubbah on Friday, killing 40 people and wounding 70.There was no immediate claim of respons(...)

An MQ-1 Predator drone: the lifting of sales restriction is likely to lead to a flood of request for purchases. Photograph: Lt Col Leslie Pratt

The United States government has agreed to sell to more allies armed unmanned aircraft or drones, controversially used in the wars in Iraq and Afghan(...)

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meets with French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and Egyptian Defence Minister Colonel General Sidqi Sobqi during a signing ceremony at the presidential palace in Cairo. Photograph: Egyptian president’s office/Reuters

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi called for a United Nations resolution mandating an international coalition to intervene in Libya after Egypt’(...)