Militants of the so-called Islamic State (ISIS or IS) have blown up Palmyra’s ancient Arch of Triumph. Photograph: Youssef Badawi/EPA 0:44

Islamic State militants have blown up the Arch of Triumph, a major monument in the 2,000-year-old Roman city of Palmyra, Syria’s antiquities chief sai(...)

An aerial view of the Masjid al-Haram holy mosque and the Kaaba at its centre, Mecca, in Saudi Arabia. Photograph: EPA

Iran’s supreme leader has said Saudi Arabia should apologise for a crush outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca that killed 769 worshippers performing (...)

Muslim pilgrims moving toward the Jamarat stations to symbolically stone the devil in Mina, Mecca. More than 700 people were killed in a crush at a crossroads. Photograph: Amel Pain/EPA

Iran has vowed to take international legal action against Saudi Arabia’s rulers over the crush of Muslim pilgrims at this year’s hajj, which killed(...)

The truck bombing has been claimed by the Islamic State. Photograph: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images 1:22

At least 76 people were killed and 212 wounded on Thursday in a blast claimed by Islamic State in Baghdad‘s Sadr City, police and medical sources sai(...)

An image grab taken from a video shows alleged Islamic State leader  Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Mosul. Photograph: Al-Furqan Media/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

It seems a strange obsession for men so opposed to graven images that they smash ancient statues with sledge hammers. The jihadists of Islamic State (...)

Anti-Houthi fighters of the Southern Popular Resistance fire from a tank in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden on Friday. Photograph: Reuters.

Heavy fighting erupted in southern Yemen near Aden airport on Friday when a Sunni Muslim militia attacked Shi’ite Houthi rebels in a push to drive Ho(...)

Iraqi families, who fled the city of Ramadi after it was seized by Islamic State , gather during a sand storm at a camp. Photograph: Getty Images

A convoy of Shia Muslim militia and Iraqi army forces set out from a base near Ramadi on Saturday to advance on areas held by Islamic State, a Shia sp(...)

File photograph of the ancient Palmyra theater in the historical city of Palmyra.   Islamic State fighters in Syria have entered the ancient ruins of Palmyra after taking complete control of the central city. Photograph: Omar Sanadiki/Reuters 1:07

Islamic State (IS) now controls more than half of Syrian territory according to a UK human rights group.The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human(...)

 Iraqi soldiers inspect human remains and military equipment found at a site believed to be a mass grave containing the bodies of Iraqi soldiers killed last year by Islamic State  militants,  in Tikrit, northern Iraq, April 8th,  2015. Photograph: EPA

Iraqi security forces launched a new offensive against Islamic State insurgents in the Sunni Muslim heartland of Anbar on Wednesday, seeking to build(...)

A Yemeni fighter of the separatist Southern Movement, loyal to the government forces, in Aden’s northern district of Dar Saad on Tuesday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The United States is accelerating arms supplies and bolstering intelligence sharing with a Saudi-led alliance bombing a militia aligned with Iran in n(...)