This picture released today by a militant website which had been verified shows Syrian government soldiers captured by Islamic State militants in the Palmyra area  of Syria. Photograph: militant website via AP

Islamic State (IS) fighters have killed at least 400 people in Palmyra since capturing the ancient Syrian city last week, Syrian state media said t(...)

 Five bombs exploded on Tuesday in Sanaa’s old quarter, where many supporters of the Shia Muslim Houthi group live. Photographs: EPA/Yahya Arhab

Five bombs exploded on Tuesday in Sanaa, Yemen, killing one person and injuring another, a senior security official said.The bombs were placed in Sana(...)

John Norris (C), the lawyer of suspect Raed Jaser, speaks to the media outside Old City Hall Court, following his client’s brief appearance in court in Toronto. Photograph: Reuters

Two men charged in Canada with plotting an attack on a passenger train appeared in separate courts yesterday while Iran reacted angrily to poli(...)