His Holiness Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, centre, at the opening of the Maryam Mosque on the Old Monivea Road at Ballybrit, Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Europeans volunteering to fight for radical Islam are “misguided”, the world head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community has said. Fifth Khalifa His(...)

A still image taken from a purported Islamic State video  shows British captive John Cantlie making a statement.

A new propaganda video featuring the British hostage John Cantlie has been posted online by Islamic State (IS) within hours of the launch of US-led a(...)

Residents of Buulomareer in the Lower Shabelle region of Somalia walking alongside an African Union Forces tank, one day after the town was liberated from the terrorist group al-Shabab. The US has said that the leader of the group, Ahmed Abdi Godane, has been killed in an airstrike. Photograph: Tobin Jones handout via EPA.

The leader of the al-Shabab terror group, Ahmed Abdi Godane, who was the target of a US airstrike on Monday in Somalia has died.The Pentagon’s press s(...)

A man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi making what would be his first public appearance at a mosque in the centre of Iraq’s second city, Mosul in a video recording posted online on  July 5th.  Photograph: Reuters

When American forces raided a home near Fallujah during the turbulent 2004 offensive against the Iraqi Sunni insurgency, they got the hard-core milita(...)

A passenger gives in his belt as he undergoes a security check at Frankfurt Airport. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

Passengers using airports that offer direct flights to the US may be forced to switch on their mobile phones and other electronic devices to prove to (...)

Iraqi security forces pull down a flag belonging to Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Photograph: Reuters

An extremist group’s declaration of an Islamic state in territory it has seized in Iraq and Syria is a threat to the entire region, Iraq’s prime minis(...)

Sunni militants in Tikrit, northern Iraq. The extent of the Iraqi army’s defeat at the hands of militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) became clear 
on Wednesday (11JUNE)
yesterday when officials in Baghdad conceded that insurgents had stripped the main army base in the northern city of Mosul of weapons, released hundreds of prisoners from the city’s jails and may have seized up to $480
million in banknotes from the city’s banks.

Iraq is facing its gravest test since the US-led invasion more than a decade ago, after its army capitulated to Islamist insurgents who have seized f(...)

A member of Kurdish security forces stands guard as families fleeing violence in Mosul wait at a checkpoint. Photograph: Reuters

  Islamic extremists have grabbed control of much of Mosul in northern Iraq after troops abandoned their posts and government buildings, i(...)

Militants who stormed a university in Iraq’s restive Anbar province and took students hostages have withdrawn. The attack took place early this mornin(...)

Ubiquitous campaign posters prior to Iraq’s parliamentary elections in Sulaimaniya, in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Voters go to the polls today in Iraq’s first nationwide election since the withdrawal of US forces at the end of 2011. Photograph: Yahya Ahmad/Reuters

Snipers line the rooftops across Fallujah, waiting for a chance to shoot at government soldiers, should they try to invade. Homes have been wir(...)