Syrian children take part in a rally in solidarity with Aleppo, in the Lebanese northern port city of Tripoli, on Sunday. More than a week of fighting in Syria’s second city has killed hundreds of civilians and left a UN-backed peace process hanging by a thread. Concern has been growing that the fighting in Aleppo will lead to the complete collapse of a landmark ceasefire between president Bashar al-Assad’s regime and non-jihadist rebels that was brokered by Moscow and Washington. Photograph: Ibrahim Chalhoub/AFP/Getty Images

Washington and Moscow said on Monday they were working hard to extend a truce in Syria to Aleppo, the divided northern city where a sharp escalation o(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry: he said efforts to revive a cessation of hostilities must include Aleppo. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Russia said on Sunday talks were taking place to include Aleppo in a temporary lull in fighting declared by the Syrian army in some western parts of t(...)

Smoke pours from the  World Trade Center in New York after it was struck by two planes during  the September 11th attacks in 2001: 15 of the 19 people involved in the attacks were Saudi citizens. Photograph: David Surowiecki/Getty Images

Twenty-eight pages of the 2002 joint congressional inquiry into 9/11 lie in a guarded vault in the basement of the US Capitol building. Former presi(...)

Bangladeshi Muslims carry the body of Xulhaz Mannan for his funeral in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Tuesday. A group affiliated to al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the killings of gay rights activist Mannan and his friend. Photograph: AP

A group affiliated to al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for killing a Bangladeshi gay rights campaigner and his friend, the latest in a string of m(...)

Residents wait in line to receive food aid distributed in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, Syria: This year access has been secured to 16 of 18 besieged areas of the city and aid agencies have entered hard-to-reach locations . Photograph: United Nation Relief and Works Agency/Getty Images

For those Damascus-based humanitarian agencies delivering food, medicine and essentials to Syrians living in besieged and hard-to-reach areas, the buz(...)

Heavily-damaged buildings on a street in Yemen’s third city Taez as a result of clashes between Shiite Huthi rebels and fighters from the Popular Resistance Committees, loyal to Yemen’s fugitive president Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Suspected al Qaeda militants in southern Yemen seized and executed 17 soldiers loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi on Saturday, according to loc(...)

Syrian soldiers on motorbike in Qaryatain, central Syria on Monday. In the eastern province of Deir al-Zor that borders Iraq,  Islamic State fighters were  trying to capture the heavily defended airport located south of Deir al-Zor city. Photograph: Natalia Sancha/AP

Islamic State militants attacked Syrian army troops with mustard gas in an offensive against a Syrian military airport in the eastern province of Deir(...)

Shaykh Dr Muhammad Umar Al-Qadri  founder of the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council.

A Muslim anti-extremism declaration, drawn up to ensure that all visiting Islamic speakers to Ireland abide by norms of peaceful and respectful discus(...)

Palmyra citadel: when  Syrian troops took back Palmyra from Islamic State they found the extremists have caused wide damage and demolished invaluable statues. Photograph: Sana via AP

Syrian government forces backed by Russian air strikes battled Islamic State insurgents around Palmyra on Monday, trying to extend their gains after t(...)

Pakistani relatives  mourn the death of a  victim of the suicide bombing in Lahore on Sunday. Photograph:  Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images

Pakistan will launch a paramilitary crackdown on Islamist militants in Punjab, the country’s richest and most populous province, after a bomb on Sunda(...)