Police lead away an unidentified woman as they search Yassin Salhi’s home in Saint-Priest, near Lyon. Photograph: Richard Mouillaud/EPA

France suffered its first Islamist attack in five months yesterday when Yassin Salhi (35) murdered and decapitated his 54-year-old boss and attempted (...)

 Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is seen in this picture sent to news media  by his kidnappers, before they murdered him. Photograph: CNN/Getty Images

In January 2014 I found myself in the back of a London taxi with David Satter, the veteran American journalist. We had just learned that Satter, an ol(...)

 An undated handout photograph provided by GlobalPost oshows American journalist James Foley who was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in  Syria. The Islamic State (IS) militia released a video on 20 August 2014 purporting to show the decapitation of Foley. Photograph:  Nicole Tung / Courtesy of Global/EPA 1:10

US president Barack Obama has said the beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants “shocked the conscience of the entire w(...)

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journalist Daniel Pearl was kidnapped in Karachi while researching a story on Islamist militants in the months following the September 11th, 2001, attacks on the United States. Photograph: Reuters

Pakistan has arrested a former militant leader in connection with the 2002 murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, security offici(...)