Children play near the final hideout of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad. Photograph: Asif Hassan/AFP

The raid on the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, that killed Osama bin Laden and the intelligence leading to the attack have been a source of fasc(...)

Osama bin Laden (left) sits with his adviser Ayman al-Zawahiri, an Egyptian linked to the al Qaeda network, during an interview with Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir  in  November, 2001.  Photograph: Hamid Mir/Editor/Ausaf Newspaper for Daily Dawn/Reuters 1:01

Four years after a US Navy Seal team killed Osama bin Laden in his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, lingering questions remain about the raid and (...)

An Iraqi Airways aircraft lands at Baghdad International airport on Tuesday: Airlines from at least three countries suspended flights to Baghdad on Tuesday after bullets hit an aircraft operated by budget carrier Dubai Aviation Corp, known as flydubai. Photograph: Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters

Six airlines from the United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Lebanon suspended flights to Baghdad on Tuesday after bullets hit an airplane operated by budge(...)

Towards the end of Errol Morris’s conversations with Donald Rumsfeld, the documentarian – frustrated by a volley of evasions – asks the left’s (...)

Iraqi policemen check the trunk of a vehicle at a checkpoint in Baghdad today. Photograph: Ahmed Malik/Reuters.

At least 20 people were killed in a spate of attacks across Iraq today that included the seizure by gunmen of a television station, the targeting of S(...)

A prison guard outside a solitary confinement cell at Pelican Bay prison in California.  Since July 8th there has been widespread participation in a  hunger strike protest over indefinite solitary confinement. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Convicted killer Todd Ashker is the unlikely legal brain behind the largest prison protest in California’s history, a hunger strike which today enters(...)

Mourners carry the coffin of a victim killed during an attack on a prison in Taji, during a funeral at the Imam Ali shrine in Najaf, 160 km south of Baghdad. Photograph: Reuters

Al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for simultaneous raids on two Iraqi prisons and said more than 500 inmates had been set free in the operation, o(...)

A file photograph of a US soldier standing near cells  where high risk detainees are kept at Abu Ghraib prison. About 500 inmates, some of them senior al-Qaeda figures escaped the prison today. Photograph: Reuters.

Hundreds of convicts, including senior members of al-Qaeda, broke out of Iraq’s Abu Ghraib jail as comrades launched a military-style assault to free (...)

Iraqi security forces at the site of a car bomb attack in Basra, 420km  southeast of Baghdad, today. Photograph: Reuters

At least 45 people were killed in bomb attacks across Iraq today, most of them in busy markets and commercial areas of the capital Baghdad, police and(...)