Relatives mourn a victim of the twin bombings in Ankara. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey’s blaming of Islamic State for Saturday’s bombing in Ankara points to a wider problem for countries that have supported the jihadists. The att(...)

Relatives mourn  during the funeral for a victim of Saturday’s Ankara bomb attacks in Istanbul, Turkey. Photograph: Burak Kara/Getty Images

Turkey is focusing on Islamic State in its investigation into a twin bombing that killed at least 128 people in Ankara, while investigators are close (...)

Kurdish militants of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)  behind a barricade during clashes with Turkish forces. Photograph: Ilyas Akengin/AFP/Getty Images

The embers of a dormant war have reignited in southeast Turkey with devastating effect just weeks before crucial parliamentary elections. Last Monday,(...)

 Shane Lowry  stands with his caddie Dermot Byrne during the final round of the British Masters at Woburn Golf Club. Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

If a cold putter led to a large dose of frustration for Shane Lowry, there were still many positives for him to take away from a runner-up finish to M(...)

Forensic teams of  police investigate in the aftermath of the deadly explosions on Saturday in Ankara. Photograph: EPA

Turkey is focusing efforts on Islamic State in investigating a suspected suicide bombing in Ankara that killed up to 128 people, officials said on Sun(...)

A man asks for help after an explosion during a peace march in Ankara on Saturday. Photograph: Tumay Berkin/Reuters

Eighty-six people were killed in twin bomb blasts in the Turkish capital Ankara on Saturday, while another 186 people were wounded including 28 who a(...)

The leaders of Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia sign  the peace agreement on Bosnia in  December 1995 whilst world leaders look on. Photo: Getty.

Could Russia’s military intervention in Syria be the prelude to – or even enable – a regional peace deal similar to the 1995 Dayton Agreement, which b(...)

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter at a Nato defence ministers meeting in Brussels. Photograph: François Lenoir/Reuters

Nato will double the size of its emergency response force and may send ground troops to Turkey, its secretary general said yesterday. Speaking after (...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel. Photograph: Patrik StollarZ/AFP/Getty Images

In a frantic time for Germany, three things have become clear for Angela Merkel. First, her political legacy depends not on the interlinked banking/e(...)

Joe Ward: will be bidding to join his team-mates in the last eight.  Photograph: Kostadin Andonov/Inpho

Joe Ward and Seán McComb will attempt to increase Ireland’s quarter-final contingent to five at the World Championships after Michael Conlan, Brendan(...)