A Somali soldier looks at the Lido beach in Mogadishu following an overnight attack on a beachfront restaurant. Photograph: Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images

At least 17 people were killed in the Somali capital of Mogadishu when five Islamist gunmen set off bombs and stormed a popular beachfront restaurant (...)

 Ambulance workers  near the Lido beach, where gunmen have  opened fire in a restaurant in Mogadishu, Somalia. Photograph: Said Yusuf Warsame/EPA

Islamist gunmen stormed a popular beachside restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Thursday, setting off two car bombs and battling government (...)

The scene of an attack on a hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Photograph: AP Television

Armed men stormed a hotel in the west African city of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, last night, taking hostages and burning vehicles in what appears to b(...)

 African Union officers on patrol in Somalia: the attack happened near the Kenyan border. Photograph: Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images

Islamic extremist rebels have attacked a base for African Union troops in southwestern Somalia, with dozens of Kenyan soldiers reported to be killed. (...)

A file image  of Donald Trump speaking at a rally. The SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadi websites, said Al-Qaida’s branch in Somalia posted a video  of Trump calling for a ‘total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States’ in a recruitment video aimed at African-American youth. Photograph: AP

A video by al-Shabab, al-Qaida’s Somalia branch, criticizes racism in America and features footage of Donald Trump announcing a plan to bar Muslims f(...)

Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre in Clonskeagh and a member of the board: he said it was  planned to discuss candidates who might “serve the best interests of Muslims”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/ The Irish Times

Muslims in Dublin have formed a new group to encourage the community to become more politically active and to ensure greater engagement with politicia(...)

Michael D Higgins and Joe Jackson: In the interview, Mr Higgins highlighted his belief that culture can be a site of ideological struggle and that art can be used in a hegemonic sense.

These days Michael D Higgins is restricted by the Constitution and presidential propriety in terms of what he can say in public. In 1993, however, h(...)

Migrants walking through a field to cross the border from Greece to Macedonia near the Greek village of Idomeni on August 29th. Photograph:   Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

The number of people forcibly displaced worldwide is likely to have “far surpassed” a record 60 million this year, mainly driven by the Syrian war and(...)

The Unicef Photograph of the Year 2015 shows  refugees  trying to break through a cordon of Macedonian special police  earlier this summer. Photograph: Georgi Licovski/European Pressphoto Agency

Ireland is unlikely to participate in the new European Border and Coast Guard agency, Minister for European Affairs Dara Murphy indicated yesterday, a(...)

A map shows the location of Barawe, southwest of Mogadishu, where US citizen Malik John, who had fought with Islamist militant group al-Shabaab, has surrendered to officials. File photograph: Google Street View

A US citizen who fought for the Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab has surrendered to authorities in the Horn of Africa country after he defected from t(...)