Bronagh Kerr (32) was attacked by a cat - not the one above - in a Tunisian resort. Photograph: Getty Images

A Northern Ireland holidaymaker attacked by a cat at a Tunisian hotel has lost her High Court battle for compensation. Bronagh Kerr (32) sued over bei(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan: he urged the European Parliament to expedite the directive through the parliamentary process. The proposal, which was published  almost three years ago, has met resistance in the parliament due to concerns over data privacy. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

EU foreign ministers pledged to intensify efforts to combat terrorism at EU level and increase engagement with the Muslim world, as the EU held its (...)

The daughter of Phillipe Braham, one of four Jews killed in an Islamist attack on a Kosher supermarket in Paris last week mourns during their funeral service in Jerusalem yesterday. Photograph: Jim Hollander/AFP/Getty Images

Benjamin Blum enters the security code at the entrance to the synagogue on rue Pavée, allowing nine soldiers with automatic weapons to make their w(...)

Thousands of people attend a demonstration  at the old port in Marseille, southern France. Photograph: Claude Paris/AP Photo

As tens of thousands gathered in Marseille’s old port yesterday in solidarity with the victims of a week of violence in Paris, the tributes pinned out(...)

 Beji Caid Essebsi, leader of the Nidaa Tounes party, waving to supporters as he leaves a polling station in Tunis. Mr Essebsi was elected the new president of Tunisia with 55.68 per cent of votes. Photograph: EPA.

Veteran Tunisian politician Beji Caid Essebsi won the country‘s first free presidential election, in the final step of a transition to democracy afte(...)

Tunisian president Mohamed Moncef Mouzouki casts his ballot paper before the media  at a polling station in Sousse, on Sunday as the country votes in a presidential run-off election. Photograph: EPA

Tunisians voted on Sunday in a presidential run-off election that completes the country’s transition to full democracy nearly four years after an upri(...)

Former Tunisian prime minister Beji Caid Essebsi,  leader of   Nidaa Tounes,  which is expected to  be  the strongest force in new  parliament.  Photograph: Samuel Aranda/The New York Times

Tunisia’s Ennahda party, the first Islamist movement to secure power after the 2011 Arab spring revolts, has conceded defeat in elections that ar(...)

Members of Tunisia’s security services raise the victory sign following a 24-hour stand-off with a suspected terror cell yesterday. Photograph: EPA

Tunisian security forces yesterday killed six people, including five women, after a standoff with an Islamist militant group on the outskirts of Tu(...)

Supporters of Rachid Ghannouchi, leader of the Islamist Ennahda party in Tunisia, at an election  rally in Slimania, south of Tunis, on Tuesday. Leaders of Ennahda say they overestimated the power of democracy alone to tame violent extremism. Photograph: Mohamed Messara/EPA

Nearly four years after the Arab Spring revolt, Tunisia remains its lone success as chaos engulfs much of the region. But that is not its only dist(...)

Smoke fills the sky over Tripoli after fighting between rival militias. Photograph: EPA/STR

Libya lurched closer to fragmentation and civil war at the weekend after Islamist-led militias seized the airport in the capital, proclaimed their own(...)