Reem Akkad, a Syrian-American woman who was born in Michigan and who grew up in the US, Syria and other parts of the Middle East. She is a board member of Syrian American Rescue Network, a non-political and non-religious group of volunteers in southern-eastern Michigan set up to help Syrians settle in the US. Photograph: Simon Carswell

Lujain Breijawi and her cousin Alaa Breijawi, both 24, sit in their rented home in a Detroit suburb in Michigan, as Alaa’s daughter Hind (4) plays beh(...)

CIA director John Brennan, whose own email account was breached by hackers. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

As the world continues to absorb the full impact of the murders of dozens of civilians by Islamic State attackers in Paris, officials on both sides (...)

US rock group Eagles of Death Metal performing at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris moments before Islamic State militants invaded and killed scores there last Friday night. File photograph: Marion Ruszniewski/AFP/Getty Images

Eagles of Death Metal have stated their horror at what happened during their concert in Paris and how they are trying to deal with the aftermath. The(...)

Air France Airbus 380, Flight 65, sits on the runway at the Salt Lake City International Airport. Photograph: AFP

Two Air France flights bound for Paris from the US were diverted to Salt Lake City and Halifax, Canada, on Wednesday morning after the airline receive(...)

Maldives National Defence Force personnel patrol the streets in the capital, Malé, on November 4th, after a state of emergency was declared. It has since been lifted. Photograph: Sharwaan/Sun Online via AP

The Maldives suspended basic civil rights for a week in order to allow the security forces carry out “a total clean up” following a number of explosiv(...)

Josephine “Jo Jo” Dollard has been missing since 1995. In 1999, garda posters were put up seeking the public’s help in locating the Kilkenny woman. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A leading Irish dairy producer is to be asked to print a missing person’s appeal for Jo Jo Dollard on the back of its milk cartons to compel people to(...)

Attendees at a conference  in 2012 entitled ‘Dublin Offlines; Speaking out against the cult of Scientology’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Zabina Collins, a leading member of the Church of Scientology in Ireland, launched “a vicious character attack” on a former member who had given a tal(...)

Richland County Sheriff’s Department officer Ben Fields pictured with Karen Beaman, principal of Lonnie B. Nelson Elementary School. Photograph: REUTERS/Richland County Sheriff’s Department

Not a week goes by in the US without some shaky phone footage surfacing showing police brutality, for the most part directed at members of the African(...)

A judge told former UBS trader Kweku Adoboli he had suffered a ‘spectacular fall from grace’. Photograph: Reuters

On an unseasonably sunny autumn day in the City of London, a group of about a dozen traders at a commodities brokerage firm were perched around a conf(...)

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has blasted the House select committee  as a “partisan arm of the Republican national committee”  ahead of her appearance before it. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

There have been nine investigations into the deadly attacks on the US outpost in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11th, 2012, and none has unearthed any (...)