Afghan security forces at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul on Wednesday. Six people were killed and more than 30 injured in the bombing close to the presidential palace. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/Reuters

President Barack Obama has decided to slow down the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, maintaining 9,800 military personnel into next year, nearly(...)

M’Barka Brahmi, who heard her husband Mohamed being shot as he left their house: ‘I ran out screaming, “Ennahda killed him”.’

The Brahmi family slept late that morning of July 25th, 2013, a holiday in the fasting month of Ramadan. “We watched television in our bedroom with ou(...)

 A handout photograph from the  Tunsian Interior Ministry  showing gunmen walking through the Bardo museum, in Tunis  during the attack that killed 25 people including 20 foreign tourists. Photograph: EPA

Tunisian authorities said they are searching for a third attacker who they believe took part in the deadly Bardo Museum attack in which 23 people, mos(...)

The Pentagon is investigating the alleged posting of personal details of US military service personnel on the internet by a group claiming to be IS. Photograph: Getty

Islamic State has posted online what it says are the names, US addresses and photos of 100 American military service members, and called upon its “bro(...)

Smoke rises from a government building in al-Houta, the provincial capital of Yemen’s southern Lahej province.

Yemeni president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi accused the Iranian-allied Houthi militia on Saturday of staging a coup against him and appealed to the United(...)

‘While Tunisia has been regarded by most observers as the model case of democratic transition in the region, following the turmoil of the 2011 Arab uprisings, it too has experienced significant instability, although not on the scale of its neighbours in the region.’ Tunisians wave banners and their national flag during a demonstration in Midoun, north east of Djerba on March 20th, two days after gunmen attacked the National Bardo Museum. German writting on placard reads: “We don’t want any terrorists in Tunisia.”Photograph: ROBERT MICHAEL/AFP/Getty Images

Earlier this week, Tunisia became the latest country to suffer a violent attack at the hands of militants linked to the so-called Islamic State (IS). (...)

The brutal attack on Tunisia’s Bardo museum that claimed at least 21 lives was an attempt by jihadists to strike a double blow at the country, both to(...)

A woman fighter from the People’s Protection Units (YPG) stationed in Syria’s northeastern city of Qamishli. IS fighters are threatening  to kill Kurdish fighters taken prisoner. Photograph: Delil Soulemimandelil/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union and Balkan countries launched a campaign on Friday aimed at stemming the flow of fighters from southeastern Europe going to join ji(...)

Peter Sutherland said 3,419 asylum seekers known to have drowned in the Mediterranean last year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The majority of EU states have failed to respond adequately to migration, which is one of the most urgent humanitarian challenges of our time, accordi(...)

Crac des Chevaliers, an 11th century crusader castle in Syria which has been reclaimed by the country’s department of antiquities, having been seized by insurgents in 2012. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Syria’s department of antiquities has reclaimed the vast 11th- century crusader castle Crac des Chevaliers from the army and taken charge of the si(...)