Abdel Majid Touil (22), the Moroccan who was arrested on an international warrant by Italy’s anti-terrorism police in the northern town of Gaggiano. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The long-held suspicion that there could be Islamic fundamentalist terrorists among the thousands of boat people who have arrived on Italian shores in(...)

The Splendida Cruise Ship is the largest ship ever to visit Dublin Port. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times 2:04

As the sun rose on Monday morning, the world’s 11th longest cruise ship, the MSC Splendida, reversed its way up the mouth of the Liffey and into Dubli(...)

African and Asian migrants play soccer at a migrant detention center in Mineo. This former residential base for American naval personnel in Sicily now mainly houses migrants from sub-Saharan Africa. Lynsey Addario/The New York Times

It is a bit like when you are driving through the Irish countryside on a quiet Sunday. You are in the thick of rural life when you come around a bend (...)

An officer looks at a monitor showing  the area where a boat believed to be crowded with  as many as 700 migrants capsized in the waters north of Libya on Sunday. Photograph: Angelo Carconi/AP

From the moment that the Matteo Renzi-led government announced last November that the Italian navy-run “Mare Nostrum” search-and-rescue operation in (...)

Members of the Tunisian armed forces stand guard during the closing event of the 14th World Social Forum (WSF), Tunis, Tunisia. Photograph: Mohamed Mesara

Tens of thousands of Tunisians marched through the capital in a show of solidarity against Islamist militants on Sunday, hours after the government sa(...)

Children perform during the ceremonial reopening of the Bardo museum in Tunis. The museum reopened a week after gunmen killed 20 foreign tourists. Photograph: Zoubeir Souissi/Reuters 1:08

Tunisia’s Bardo museum held a ceremonial reopening yesterday, a week after gunmen claiming alliance with Islamic State killed 20 foreign tourists in a(...)

Tunisia’s culture minister Latifa Lakhdar: “The jihadist idea that religion should rule politics is a model that never existed.” Photograph: Anis Mili/Reuters

Tunisia’s culture minister Latifa Lakhdar followed the two-hour siege of the Bardo Museum in Tunis – in which 20 foreign tourists and a policeman were(...)

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(...)

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(...)