Members of the Iraqi security forces and Shia fighters celebrate after taking control of the town of Hamrin from Islamic State militants, on Tuesday. Two of the Shia militias most feared by Sunnis are taking part in the ongoing offensive to take Tikrit. Photograph:Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters

Iraq’s offensive against Islamic State fighters holding the strategic city of Tikrit is a test for the Iraqi army, allied Shia militias, the Shia fund(...)

  Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: US-led talks posed a “grave threat, not only to Israel but also to the peace of the entire world”. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty  1:35

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu delivered a stinging attack on Barack Obama’s plans for a nuclear deal with Iran on the US president’s home(...)

Iraqi security forces and Shia fighters on a tank in the Salahuddin province on Monday. Iraq’s armed forces, backed by Shia militia, attacked Islamic State strongholds north of Baghdad  as they launched an offensive to retake the city of Tikrit and the surrounding Sunni Muslim province of Salahuddin. Photograph: Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters

Thousands of Iraqi soldiers and Shia militiamen sought to seal off Islamic State fighters in Tikrit and nearby towns on Tuesday, the second day of Ir(...)

Iraqi government forces and allied militias fire weaponry from a position in the northern part of Diyala province, bordering Salaheddin province, as they take part in an assault to retake the city of Tikrit from jihadists of the Islamic State group. Photograph: Younis Al-Bayati/AFP/Getty Images. 1:15

Iraq‘s armed forces, backed by Shi‘ite militia, attacked Islamic State strongholds north of Baghdad on Monday with an offensive to retake the city of(...)

CCTV still shows (L-R) British teenagers Amira Abase, Kadiza Sultana and Shamima Begum walking with luggage at Gatwick Airport, south of London, on February 17th. Photograph: Metropolitan police/AFP/Getty Images

Security footage appears to show three British schoolgirls, believed to be on their way to join Islamic State militants, waiting for hours at a bus st(...)

 Adil Charkaoui told a news conference in Montreal that anti-Muslim sentiment in Quebec is to blame for alienating Muslim students, not his classes, where he said only Arabic, the Koran and “basic notions” are taught. Photograph: Dario Ayala/Reuters

A Muslim teacher once jailed by Canada as a security threat denied on Friday he had radicalised Canadian teens believed to have travelled to Syria to (...)

CCTV: Amira Abase, Kadiza Sultana and Shamima Begum on CCTV at Gatwick Airport, on their way, it is thought, to join IS militants. Photograph: Metropolitan Police/AFP/Getty

When Owen Connolly heard on the radio about the three missing London teenagers who had boarded a flight to Istanbul, he had an all too familiar feelin(...)

Reporters  outside flats in west London believed to be where Mohammed Emwazi used to live. Photograph: PA

The British man named as the extremist glorying in the beheading of journalists and aid workers had been known to intelligence agencies for five years(...)

 A composite image showing two still frames from video released by the Islamic State (IS) showing an unidentified IS militant who was pictured threatening US freelance journalist Steven Sotloff and British journalist David Cawthorne Haines before they were killed at an unknown desert location. Media reports suggest the masked militant known as ‘Jihadi John’ may have been identified as  Mohammed Emwazi, born in Kuwait and who lived for much of his life in London. Photograph: EPA

The family of Steven Sotloff, a journalist murdered by the Islamic State group last year, said they want to see his killer “Jihadi John”, identified (...)

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters walk next to their tank as they take control of the area on the outskirts of Mosul. Photograph: Ari Jalal/Reuters 1:36

The Islamic State (IS) group has released a video showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artefacts in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul, d(...)