Militants in Libya in a screen grab taken from a video reportedly released by  Islamic State. The video purportedly depicts the execution of about 30 Ethiopian Christians.  Photograph: Al-Furqan Media/AFP/Getty Images

Islamic State has released a video purporting to show its militants shooting and beheading what appeared to be about 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya.(...)

Australian federal police deputy commissioner Michael Phelan (l) speaks to the media with Australia’s prime minister Tony Abbott in Sydney. Five teenagers have been arrested in Melbourne for allegedly plotting a terrorist attack on the Anzac Day ceremony. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

Five Australian teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of plotting an Islamaic State-inspired terrorist attack at a veterans’ day ceremony that wo(...)

Watchtower: A UN peacekeeper on an observation tower on the Golan Heights. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty

Undof is the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force. Since September 2013 Ireland’s Defence Forces have provided Undof with a quick-reaction f(...)

Ready to deploy: Lieut Col Mark  Prendergast (centre) with Trooper Amy Crook, Sgt Maj Noel Callaghan, Capt Liam McDonnell, Cmdt Paul Kelly, Capt Phelim Carroll, Lieut Stephen Keane, Lieut Ronan O’Brien and Capt Cormac Brady at Camp Coolmoney, in the Glen of Imaal, before departing for UN duty in Syria. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill 16:01

On April 7th the 48th Infantry Group of the Defence Forces took up duty on the Golan Heights, providing military support for UN observers in a zone(...)

A man raises his arms after  an alleged  airstrike by forces loyal to Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad in the village of Sarmin on Wednesday.Photograph: Reuters

Members of the United Nations Security Council cried when Syrian doctors showed a video of failed attempts to resuscitate three children after a chlo(...)

An al Nusra front fighter carries his brigade’s flag in Idlib city, after they took control of the area in March. Photograph: Ammar Abdallah/Reuters

A Columbus, Ohio, man who trained with Islamic militants in Syria has been arrested and charged with supporting terrorism and making false statements.(...)

The White House will eliminate a major diplomatic hurdle by pushing to have Cuba dropped from a list of state sponsors of terrorism. Photograph: The New York Times 1:30

Cuba recognised what it called a “fair decision” by US president Barack Obama to inform Congress he intends to remove Cuba from a US list of state spo(...)

Free Syrian Army fighters run for cover amid the rubble of collapsed buildings from shelling by forces loyal to Syria’s president Bashar Al-Assad on Zabdin village, a suburb of Damascus on Sunday. The son of a British local politician has been deported from Turkey two weeks after he was detained with eight other Britons trying to cross illegally into Syria, the state-run Anatolian news agency reported on Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters

The son of a British local politician has been deported from Turkey two weeks after he was detained with eight other Britons trying to cross illegall(...)

Oliver Scharbrodt: “Muslim immigration to Ireland since the 1950s has been a completely different story. The majority of Muslim immigrants came as students from privileged backgrounds”.

The rise of Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, and its impact on European societies, shows how interconnected our world is today. We cannot afford to be(...)

Scotland Yard said a 46-year-old man was arrested last night in Brent, north-west London.

A man has been arrested in connection with the murder in London last week of an imam who was a critic of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, police said(...)