Grave diggers prepare for new Ebola victims outside an Ebola treatment centre near Gbarnga, in Bong County in central Liberia Photograph: John Moore. Getty Images.

The Liberian man infected by Ebola in the first diagnosed case in the United States died yesterday. The announcement of his death coincided with the(...)

US secretary of defence Chuck Hagel and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff Gen Martin Dempsey, who said Islamic State would remain a danger until it could no longer count on safe havens in Syria. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Iraqi Shia militiamen machine gunned minority Sunni Muslims in a village mosque today, killing dozens just as Baghdad is trying to build a cross-co(...)

Kurdish peshmerga fighters stand guard at Mosul Dam in northern Iraq yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Youssef Boudlal

US air strikes against Islamic State extremists in Iraq continued as intelligence agencies on both sides of the Atlantic worked to identify the Bri(...)

James Foley: the journalist came from an Irish-American family in Rochester, New Hampshire. Photograph: AP Photo/Steven Senne, File 1:10

UK intelligence agencies are seeking the identity of the masked man with an English accent who was filmed beheading US journalist James Foley in Syr(...)

 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(...)

British foreign office minister Sayeeda Warsi has resigned from cabinet over the government’s policy on Gaza. Photograph:  Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images.

Britain’s first Muslim cabinet member has resigned from her position as a minister in the foreign office, saying she could no longer support the gover(...)

A report commissioned by London mayor Boris Johnson predicts job losses in the event the UK leaves the EU. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

London could lose more than a million jobs if Britain quits the EU and fails to adopt more outward-looking trade policies, according to a report comm(...)

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Image of the week: Vulture stand-off The graffiti reads “No to the debt payment” and the wall on which it is written is located in Buenos Aires(...)

Two Dutch passports lie in a field among luggage, personal belongings and wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Grabovo, Ukraine, yesterday.  Photograph: Rob Stothard/Getty Images

It was a busy start for Ireland’s new Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan as he attended his first EU foreign affairs council yesterday (...)

 A pro-Russia rebel guards a train containing the bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash  in Torez, Ukraine. Photograph: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images 1:39

A train carrying the remains of most of the 298 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine left the site today, after the Malaysian pr(...)