German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) with German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

Germany has signalled its readiness to provide military assistance - but no ground troops - in the battle against IS in Syria. After meetin(...)

Malian prime minister Modibo Keita and Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (top center) attend the funerals of five of the victims of last week’s attack in Bamako. Twenty people were killed in a seige, 14 of them foreigners: six Russians, three Chinese, two Belgians, an American, an Israeli and a Senegalese. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A French soldier has died after suffering injuries in Mali when his vehicle was attacked by “terrorist groups”, the French president’s office said in (...)

Clare Daly TD: “The Minister’s stance has exposed the utter hypocrisy of western authorities in respect of this matter.”

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney has not ruled out the Government sending a peacekeeping mission to Mali to replace French soldiers. He said Franc(...)

UN armoured and transport vehicles outside the Radisson Hotel in Bamako, Mali, During a terrorist assault there on November 20th, 2015. File photograph: EPA

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney has not ruled out the Government sending a peacekeeping mission to Mali to replace French soldiers. He told the Dái(...)

Police keep watch over passengers at Los Angeles International Airport after the US state department issued a worldwide travel alert. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Citing “increased terrorist threats” from militant groups in various regions of the world, the US State Department issued a global alert on Monday for(...)

Malian soldiers stand guard outside the Radisson Hotel in Bamako where a hostage situation unfolded last week. Photograph: EPA.

Authorities in Mali published photographs on Monday of a man and a woman they believe helped plan an attack on a luxury hotel in which 19 people and (...)

US president Barack Obama holds a news conference at the conclusion of the  Asean Summit and East Asia Summit meetings in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

President Barack Obama has said the United States and its allies would not relent in its fight to combat Islamic State sand would hunt down their lead(...)

 Security forces surround the Radisson Hotel during a hostage situation in  Bamako, Mali on Friday. Photograph: EPA

Malian security forces are hunting “more than three” suspects after a brazen assault on the Radisson Blu hotel in the capital that killed 20 people, m(...)

A Malian police officer stands guard in front of the Radisson hotel in Bamako. A UN official  was quoted as saying that peacekeepers aiding Malian soldiers had seen 27 bodies littering two floors.  Photograph: Joe Penney/Reuters

Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in Mali’s capital Bamako yesterday, killing more than 20 people after taking 170 hostages, including many foreigners(...)

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney: Incident should not interfere with decision-making process and risk assessment that we have to do sending troops abroad

The terrorist attack at a hotel in the capital of Mali that left 29 people dead would not significantly influence the Government’s decision on whether(...)