Yemenis gather beside a burning vehicle allegedly belonged to Houthi fighters following clashes with tribal militiamen loyal to Yemeni president Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi in the southern port city of Aden. Photograph: EPA

Pakistan has made no decision on whether to give military support to a Saudi-led coalition intervening in Yemen, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said o(...)

Members of al-Qaeda’s Nusra Front prepare to fire a mortar towards forces loyal to Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad in al-Mallah farms, north of Aleppo, last month. Photograph: Hosam Katan/Reuters

Al-Qaeda’s Syrian branch was left reeling on Friday after its military chief was killed in an apparent army air strike, adding to confusion over the f(...)

Mourners gather around coffins of members of Iraq’s government forces who were killed in fighting with the Islamic State group (IS) in the city of Tikrit, during a funeral ceremony in Iraq’s central city of Najaf. Concern mounted over the fate of civilians in Tikrit where Iraqi forces were trying to trap Islamic State group jihadists on the third day of a huge offensive to retake the city. Photograph: AFP Photo/Getty Images

Islamic State militants have set fire to oil wells in the Ajil field east of the city of Tikrit to try to hinder aerial attacks aimed at driving them(...)

Christian children take part in a demonstration  commemorating Assyrian Martyr Day  in Beirut’s Fanar district. Photograph:  Maya Hautefeuille/AFP/Getty Images

India is the latest country in which Christians have spoken out about their persecution. Christians of all denominations have issued a joint pre-Chris(...)

Yemeni anti-terrorism activists hold a banner reading in Arabic: ‘No to armed militias, No to terrorism, No to Violence’ during a rally against the control by Shiite Houthi fighters of the country’s main cities. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/Epa

The number of lives lost to terrorist attacks increased by 61 per cent in a single year, according to the second edition of the Global Terrorism Index(...)

People inspect the damaged roof at the site of a suicide bomb explosion at Government Science Technical College Potiskum, Nigeria, on Monday, which killed at least 48. Photograph: Adamu Adamu/AP

A suicide bomber dressed as a student killed at least 48 people, most of them students, and injured 79 others at a school assembly in the northeastern(...)

People gather at the site of a car bomb attack in Baghdad yesterday. The latest attacks follow a series of dramatic advances in Iraq by Islamic State fighters. Photograph: Reuters

Mursitpinar and Islamic State militants have targeted Baghdad with a wave of devastating car bombs and mortar attacks, killing at least 150 people si(...)

An injured Kurdish protester is carried after clashes with riot police in Diyarbakir, Turkey, yesterday.  Photograph: Sertac Kayar/Reuters

Islamic State fighters launched a renewed assault on the Syrian city of Kobani last night as at least 21 people were killed in riots in neighbouring T(...)

Two RAF Tornado jets assisted Kurdish troops in north-west Iraq who were under attack from IS militants. Photograph: Neil Bryden/EPA

British Royal Air Force warplanes struck Islamic State targets in Iraq today for the first time since the government approved military action against(...)

Turkish police and soldiers observe Syrian Kurds waiting   to cross into Turkey near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds have crossed into Turkey in the past 24 hours, fleeing an advance by Islamic State fighters who have seized dozens (...)