An Islamic State fighter destroys ancient objects  from Palmyra, as others watch on in the town of Manbij, northeast of Aleppo. Photograph: Kim Doo-Ho/AFP/Getty Images

The Syrian air force responded on Friday with heavy bombing to a fresh offensive in the northern city of Aleppo mounted by fundamentalists united in(...)

Mounted police officers patrol on the beach of Sousse after last Friday’s attack which killed 38 people. Photograph: Abdeljalil Bounhar

Tunisian authorities were yesterday hunting for further suspects in the Sousse hotel attack identified by officials as part of a group trained in a Li(...)

Members of Ezzedine al-Qassam brigades, the armed wing of Hamas movement marching in Gaza on Monday. Photograph: Mahmud Hamsmahmud/AFP/Getty Images

Islamic State insurgents threatened on Tuesday to turn the Gaza Strip into another of their Middle East fiefdoms, accusing Hamas, the organisation tha(...)

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Authorities here are concerned about the threat of “lone wolf” terrorists and the possibility of terrorism groups using the State as a base, a draft W(...)

Syrian refugees shelter near the Turkish border post of Akcakale. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

For 2,000 kilometres along Turkey’s southern plains, there are Syrians in fields and valleys, at lonely roadside truck stops, in seaside city parks an(...)

The full implications of the Tunisian atrocity in which a gunman shot dead 38 tourists in the Sousse resort are now more starkly apparent. He was link(...)

French police escort Yassin Salhi, a man suspected of decapitating his boss in an attack on a gas factory last Friday. He has denied he is a jihadist. Photograph: Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images

The man being held in France under suspicion of beheading his boss and trying to blow up a chemicals plant has told investigators there was no religio(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton:   “Broadly, we’re agreeable to taking part in the arrangements and to take numbers that are appropriate to our size, population and resources.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland should be ready to take its “fair share” of migrants as part of a European Union plan to relocate thousands of asylum seekers who have fled ac(...)

This image released through social media accounts associated with Islamic State  purports to show Tunisian Seifeddine Rezgui who is believed to be the gunman who killed at least 39 people in the holiday resort of Sousse.  More than 30 people were wounded in the attack. Photograph via EPA/HO

Islamic State described Seifeddine Rezgui, the apprentice electrician who shot dead 38 people, most of them foreign tourists, in a beach resort near S(...)

A man supposed to be the suspect who held over an attack against a gas company site is escorted by police officers during investigations in Saint-Priest, near Lyon, France. Photograph: Reuters/Emmanuel Foudrot

The suspected Islamist who attempted to blow up a French chemical plant on Friday has admitted killing his manager beforehand, a source close to the i(...)