An apparent screenshot from a video published by an Islamic State group  allegedly shows smoke billowing from the Baal Shamin temple in Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Islamic State militants published photographs yesterday purporting to show the destruction of a Roman-era temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra(...)

Rescue workers carry a rescued Spanish caver to a clinic in Ouarzazate on Sunday. Only one of three Spanish cavers trapped at the bottom of a deep ravine in Morocco’s High Atlas mountains was extracted alive after spending days trapped underground. Photograph: Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images

The sole survivor among three Spanish cavers trapped for days at the bottom of a deep ravine in Morocco’s High Atlas mountains has been freed followin(...)

 A Muslim protester holds a placard  during a demonstration  in Madrid against the recent Paris terrorist attacks. Photograph:   Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

On Monday, Spain unveiled the latest version of the country’s electronic ID card, known as the “DNI 3.0”. At a ceremony in the Catalan town of Lleida,(...)

A man suspected of belonging to an international Jihadist recruiting network sits in a police car in Madrid yesterday. Photograph:  Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Nine people have been arrested in Madrid on suspicion of recruiting jihadists and sending them to fight for the al Qaeda-inspired organisation Isis in(...)

Ibrahim, from Ivory Coast: “We’ve got it into our heads that we have to get to Europe, however difficult that might be.” Photograph: Guy Hedgecoe

Twenty feet up a tree, Ibrahim seems to have little regard for his safety as he reaches out at full stretch and snaps off branches for firewood(...)

Aracelly Santana (left), Ram Manikkalingam (second left) and Chris Maccabe (right), members of the International Verification Commission, watch a televised news report about Eta disarmament alongside Dialogue Advisory Group member Michelle Gehrig  in Bilbao  yesterday.  Photograph: Vincent West/Reuters

Basque separatist group Eta has put part of its arsenal of weapons out of use in a symbol(...)

Members of the Spanish Guardia Civil stand with the body of an immigrant on a beach in the Spanish city Ceuta, north Africa, on Saturday. Photograph: EPA/Reduan

Spain’s government is under mounting pressure to explain the authorities’ handling of an incident earlier this month when at least 15 African m(...)

Francisco José Garzón Amo (52) is taken to court by Spanish police yesterday evening. Conditions of Mr Garzón’s release are that he check in regularly with the court and surrender his passport, say media reports. Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

The driver of a Spanish train that derailed, killing 79 people, was released from police custody last night, but still faces unspecified criminal char(...)