Japanese hostage Kenji Goto holds a photograph allegedly showing the body of Haruna Yukawa, in a video released by Islamic State. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Japan has been left reeling by a video apparently showing Islamic State hostage Kenji Goto pleading with prime minister Shinzo Abe not to let him d(...)

Former President and UN Special Envoy on Climate Change Mary Robinson

UN Special Envoy for Climate Change Mary Robinson has said that 2015 will be a crucial year for climate change.She said December’s UN conference in Pa(...)

Protesters holding placards  during a demonstration in front of the prime minister’s official residence in Tokyo.  Some  200 people took part in the demonstration that saw the participants not only protesting against the relocation of a US military base to Henoko in the Okinawa prefecture, but also rallying in support of Kenji Goto, the remaining Japanese captive held by Islamic State militants. Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has called the killing of a Japanese captive by Islamic State militants “outrageous” and again demanded the group r(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry leaves the stage after addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.   Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

US secretary of state John Kerry has called for an ambitious international plan to combat the underlying causes of terrorism. In a lengthy addr(...)

French President Francois Hollande: The ECB’s decision “should not stop us from carrying out reforms”

France has committed itself to faster economic reforms aimed at boosting growth in the wake of the ECB decision to inject billions into the European e(...)

Nicolas Sarkozy: he said prime minister Manuel Valls comparison of  France to the former apartheid regime in South Africa was “a moral error”. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images

The “sacred union” forged by president François Hollande during three days of Islamist violence that killed 17 people this month has ended.Hollande te(...)

The Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket in Paris, where four hostages died on January 9th: France plans to spend about €735 million on anti-terrorist measures in the next three years. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

About a dozen former members of the French armed forces, including soldiers from the French foreign legion and paratroopers, have joined jihadist gro(...)

French prime minister Manuel Valls attends a news conference to unveil new security measures ahead of a defence council at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, 21st January 2015. Photograph: EPA/Philippe Wojazer

France is to recruit extra police, spies and investigators to boost national security and intelligence, prime minister Manuel Valls announced on Wedne(...)

Marine Le Pen mocked the French foreign minister Laurent Fabius for avoiding the word “Islamist” and for referring to Islamic State by their Arabic name, Daesh. Photograph: Yoan Valat

After remaining mostly quiet following the attacks of January 7th-9th, National Front (FN) leader Marine Le Pen has blamed the atrocities on long- sta(...)

Chechen Muslims gather in the regional capital of Grozny to take part in a protest rally  against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.  Photograph: Musa Sadulayev/AP

Hundreds of thousands of people have protested in Russia’s Chechnya region against what its Kremlin-backed leader called the “vulgar and immoral” car(...)