A frame grab from an undated video reportedly shows Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden watching TV at his compound in Pakistan. Newly-released documents show bin Laden owned books by Noam Chomsky and Bob Woodward, among others. Photograph: US Department of Defence/AFP/Getty Images

The US government has released a list of English-language texts seized from Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan in 2011 showing the al-Qaeda leader(...)

Author Colm Tóibín:  The ‘Washington Post’ features a piece by him on  Ireland’s growing tolerance towards LGBT issues. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Ireland’s seminal vote on same-sex marriage has ignited interest from the international media.An article in Saturday’s Washington Post says Ireland h(...)

Children play near the final hideout of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad. Photograph: Asif Hassan/AFP

The raid on the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, that killed Osama bin Laden and the intelligence leading to the attack have been a source of fasc(...)

Pakistani security personnel make way for ambulances carrying the bodies of Shia Muslims following Wednesday’s attack. Photograph:  Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images

Gunmen on motorcycles boarded a bus and opened fire on commuters in Pakistan’s volatile southern city of Karachi on Wednesday, killing at least 43, po(...)

Protesters demonstrate against the killing of blogger Ananta Bijoy Das in Bangladesh. Mr Das was hacked to death by masked assailants in the third such killing in the country in less than three months. Photograph:  EPA/STR

A blogger has been hacked to death by machete-wielding attackers in Bangladesh, the third killing of a critic of religious extremism in the Muslim-maj(...)

Osama bin Laden (left) sits with his adviser Ayman al-Zawahiri, an Egyptian linked to the al Qaeda network, during an interview with Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir  in  November, 2001.  Photograph: Hamid Mir/Editor/Ausaf Newspaper for Daily Dawn/Reuters 1:01

Four years after a US Navy Seal team killed Osama bin Laden in his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, lingering questions remain about the raid and (...)

Members of the Pakistani armed forces carry the coffins of the victims of a helicopter crash, during a funeral attended by army officials and diplomats in Gilgit, Pakistan. Photograph: EPA/Zafar Barcha

Pakistan’s military have brought the bodies of two ambassadors and two ambassadors’ wives to Islamabad, a day after they were killed in a helicopter c(...)

A coffin emerges from a Pakistani Army helicopter on its arrival at Gilgit Airport in Gilgit, Pakistan. The ambassadors of Norway and the Philippines to Pakistan were killed when a military helicopter crashed into a school in the north of the country an army spokesman said. The wives of the Indonesian and Malaysian ambassadors also died, along with the two pilots. Photograph: Zafae Abbas/EPA

Ambassadors from the Philippines and Norway and the wives of the ambassadors from Malaysia and Indonesia have been killed as a Pakistani army helicopt(...)

A member of  the Popular Resistance Committees loyal to Yemen’s fugitive president Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi keeps position in the city of Taiz.  Photograph: Abdel Rahman Abdallah/AFP/Getty Images

The situation in Yemen’s besieged port city of Aden was confused yesterday after it was reported and then denied that Saudi-commanded ground troops h(...)

Malala Yousafzai, the 17-year-old Pakistani advocate for girls’ education who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012. Photograph: PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images 0:39

A Pakistani court jailed 10 men for 25 years each on Thursday for involvement in the 2012 shooting of teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, targeted f(...)