Danish police shot and killed a man in Copenhagen on Sunday they believe was responsible for two deadly attacks at an event promoting freedom of speec(...)

Muslim demonstrators hold placards during a protest near Downing Street in  London on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters

At least 1,000 British Muslims protested in central London on Sunday against what they called “insulting depictions” of the Prophet Mohammad by French(...)

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(...)

An image made from a video released on Wednesday  by the Al-Malahem media which is affiliated with al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). The image purports to show AQAP prominent commander Nasr al-Ansi claiming the group’s responsibility for attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. EPA/AL-MALAHEM MEDIA /HANDOUT 0:47

Al-Qaeda in Yemen has claimed responsibility for the attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, saying it was for insulting the Prophet Moham(...)

 Said Kouachi (34, left) and Chérif Kouachi (32), who were killed in a police shootout in Dammartin-en-Goële yesterday. The brothers had been on the US no-fly list. Photograph:  Getty Images

The two brothers who were killed after a siege at a print works north of Paris yesterday had been tracked as potential jihadists, US counterterrorism(...)

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French anti-terrorism police converged on an area northeast of Paris today after two brothers suspected of carrying out an attack on a satirical newsp(...)

Shi’ite protesters shout slogans as they hold posters of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a cleric facing the death sentence, during a demonstration outside the Saudi embassy in Sanaa last month. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters.

Gunmen shot dead at least five people in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province today in an attack on Shi’ite Muslims during one of their most important rel(...)

A campaigner from #Bring Back Our Girls addresses a rally calling for the release of the Abuja school girls who were abducted by Boko Haram militants, in Abuja on November 1st, 2014. Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

A suicide bomber killed at least 26 people in a procession of Shia Muslims marking the ritual of Ashoura in northeast Nigeria’s Yobe state today, said(...)

A photograph made from a video released today by the jihadist affiliated group Furqan Media via their twitter account allegedly showing Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi delivering a sermon during Friday prayers at a mosque in Mosul, Iraq. Photograph: Furqan Media/Reuters

A man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State has made what would be his first public appearance at a mosque in the centre (...)

An Afghan woman wearing a burqa carries a child  along a street on the outskirts of Kabul. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/Reuters

Afghanistan’s parliament failed to pass a law today banning violence against women, a severe blow to progress made in women’s rights in the co(...)