A flat   damaged by shelling   in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk which is controlled by pro-Russian rebels. At least 19 soldiers and civilians were killed in clashes across east Ukraine. Photograph: Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty

Thirteen government soldiers and at least as many civilians have been killed over 24 hours in eastern Ukraine’s separatist conflict after the collapse(...)

Fans of Belgian giants Standard Liege caused outrage when they unfurled a banner showing a mocked-up image of former captain Steven Defour being beheaded. Photograph: Yorick Jansens/Getty Images

Fans of Belgian soccer club Standard Liege can expect heavy sanctions after a huge banner was unfurled in Sunday’s home clash against Anderlecht depic(...)

French police are investigating the attack that claimed 17 lives arrested 12 people in the Paris region on the night of January 15th and in the early hours of the following day. Photograph: EPA

Four men will come before magistrates investigating this month’s terrorist attacks in Paris today and prosecutors expect them to be charged. The men a(...)

Chechen Muslims gather in the regional capital of Grozny to take part in a protest rally  against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.  Photograph: Musa Sadulayev/AP

Hundreds of thousands of people have protested in Russia’s Chechnya region against what its Kremlin-backed leader called the “vulgar and immoral” car(...)

Security measures for police and other authorities have been stepped up after a driver said to be shouting “God is great” slammed into crowds in a French city, injuring at least 11 people and raising national concern as Islamic extremists call for attacks.

Security measures for police and other authorities have been stepped up after a driver said to be shouting “God is great” slammed into crowds in a Fre(...)

There are fears that jihadist groups such as Islamic Stat now operating in Syria or Iraq will radicalise Saudis to mount a new wave of strikes inside the kingdom

Saudi Arabia has arrested the four main suspects in an attack on Shia Muslims this month and believes it was ordered by Islamic State militants from a(...)

In a crucial effort to rebuild the army, Iraqi military command launches campaign to re-enlist soldiers and officers who had abandoned their units. Photograph: AP Photo

The Iraqi military command has launched a campaign to re-enlist soldiers and officers who abandoned their units, a crucial step in its effort to reb(...)

Left behind: Caroline Dwyer and her daughter Aisling in room 457 of Hotel las Americas, in Santa Cruz. Photograph: Julien Behal/Phoenix Films

They wore summer dresses and sandals, and you could at first glance have mistaken them for a mother and daughter off on a girls’ holiday together. But(...)

Palestinians take cover as smoke rises after Israeli warplanes targeted a house in the Al-Shatea refugee camp in the west of Gaza City yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Mohammed Saber

Israel has expanded its military attacks in Gaza and is now targeting high-rise residential buildings where it says rockets have been launched or stor(...)

 An undated handout photograph provided by GlobalPost oshows American journalist James Foley who was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in  Syria. The Islamic State (IS) militia released a video on 20 August 2014 purporting to show the decapitation of Foley. Photograph:  Nicole Tung / Courtesy of Global/EPA 1:10

US president Barack Obama has said the beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants “shocked the conscience of the entire w(...)