Mounted police officers patrol on the beach of Sousse after last Friday’s attack which killed 38 people. Photograph: Abdeljalil Bounhar

Tunisian authorities were yesterday hunting for further suspects in the Sousse hotel attack identified by officials as part of a group trained in a Li(...)

In one of the most bizarre twists in America’s war on terrorism, the CIA assigned veteran operations officer Harold James “Jim” Nicholson to run a cou(...)

A member of the Afghan security forces stands on top of a concrete barrier. Photograph: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

Protesters in the northern Afghan province of Parwan blocked the main highway yesterday after US forces raided the village of a local strongman and (...)

Syrian Kurds waiting behind barbed wired on the Syrian side of the border with Turkey after they fled the Syrian town of Kobane. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Islamic State is a hydra-headed military cult that grows two poisonous heads for every one lopped off. Yesterday’s attacks in France, Tunisia, Kuwait (...)

Nobody who has passed through Northern Ireland in July should get too hoity-toity about the controversy concerning the Confederate flag. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The recent killings in Charleston once again invite us to ponder how western Europe differs from the United States. Nobody who has passed through Nort(...)

Police lead away an unidentified woman as they search Yassin Salhi’s home in Saint-Priest, near Lyon. Photograph: Richard Mouillaud/EPA

France suffered its first Islamist attack in five months yesterday when Yassin Salhi (35) murdered and decapitated his 54-year-old boss and attempted (...)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (21) was found guilty of killing three people and injuring 264 in the April 15th, 2013, bombing on the Boston Marathon, as well as fatally shooting a police officer three days later. Photograph: EPA/FBI

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologised at a Wednesday hearing to formally sentence him to death for the 2013 attack. “I am sorry for the (...)

Yemenis shop at a market in the embattled southern city of Aden yesterday.  Photograph: Saleh Al-Obeidi/AFP/Getty Images

A day without the thud of air strikes in Sana’a is rare. The sound of missiles and responding anti-aircraft gunfire fills the thin, dusty air in this (...)

Mokhtar Belmokhtar: in French intelligence circles, he earned the nickname “The Uncatchable” because of the number of times he had been falsely declared dead. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Al-Qaeda’s branch in north Africa has denied that jihadi leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar was killed in a US air strike in Libya this week. “In the face of (...)

Mokhtar Belmokhtar, an Algerian militant leader reported to have been killed in an American airstrike, is alive and well according to al-Qaeda. Photograph: FBI/The New York Times.

Al-Qaeda’s North Africa branch has denied reports that Algerian militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar, a major figure in insurgencies across North Africa and th(...)