The site of a Saudi-led air strike in Yemen’s capital Sanaa on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters/Khaled Abdullah

An air strike by warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition, which said it targeted a bomb-making factory, killed 36 civilians working at a bottling plant i(...)

Soldiers from the 48th Infantry Group in training ahead of peacekeeping deployment in Golan Heights. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

The White Paper on defence is long overdue and welcome. The previous one, the first of its kind in the Republic, was published in 2000. Since then,(...)

New recruits loyal to Yemen’s exiled president, Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, during a training session in  Taez. Photograph: Ahmad Al-Basha/AFP/Getty Images

Iranian-allied fighters controlling much of Yemen have said air strikes led by Saudi Arabia killed 43 people in the central city of Taiz. Taiz has bec(...)

The ancient city of Palmyra. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Islamic State (IS) fighters have beheaded an 82-year old archaeologist in the ancient city of Palmyra and displayed his body on a column in the main(...)

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. Photograph: Getty

Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri pledged the group’s allegiance to the new head of the Afghan Taliban, in an audio statement posted online, showing t(...)

‘Charlie Hebdo’ on a newsstand, O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Many moderate Muslims see the support for Charlie Hebdo as “nothing more than the triumphalist hatred that the West has had for Islam almost since it(...)

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 (...)

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita  reviews troops in Kati, near Bamako, on August 6th, 2015, after visiting soldiers injured in an attack on their camp in northern Mali on August 3rd which left 11 soldiers dead. Photograph: Habibou Kouyate/AFP/Getty Images

Suspected Islamist gunmen were holding as many as 10 hostages on Friday after at least eight people died following an attack on a hotel in central Ma(...)

Yemeni activists hold a banner with pictures of kidnapped French Isabelle Prime and her Yemeni colleague during a protest in Sanaa, Yemen. Photograph: AP Photo/Hani Mohammed

A French woman abducted in Yemen in February has been freed, President Francois Hollande’s office said on Friday, adding that he would welcome her bac(...)

Cairo university students and members of the Muslim Brotherhood shout slogans against the military in a demonstration in Cairo in October, 1913. Many young members of the Brotherhood blame their elders for bungling the Arab Spring revolt and their chance to govern.  Photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

A veteran leader of the Muslim Brotherhood was so alarmed by the rising calls for violence from the group’s youth that he risked arrest to urge the mo(...)