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 Ahmed Hassan, who has been jailed at the Old Bailey in London for life with a minimum term of 34 years for planting the Parsons Green tube bomb which injured 51 passengers. Photograph:  Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

A teenage Iraqi asylum seeker who planted a homemade bomb on a rush-hour London underground train has been jailed for life with a recommendation that (...)

An ambulance carrying Syrians wounded in a rebel rocket attack on a busy shopping area in the Jaramana suburb arrive at a hospital in Damascus on Wednesday.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The Syrian army and its allies advanced into insurgent-held eastern Ghouta on Wednesday as civilians living in the nearby Jaramana suburb of the capit(...)

The wife, children and mother of missing Indian construction worker Chawinda Devi react to confirmation that he and 38 colleagues, who were kidnapped in Iraq by Isis militants in 2014, are dead. Photograph: Narinder Manu/AFP/Getty Images

India said on Tuesday that 39 of its citizens, who were kidnapped by Islamic State militants in Iraq in 2014, had been confirmed dead after their bod(...)

Ahmed Hassan (18), of Sunbury, Surrey,  planted a home-made bomb on a London tube and has been found guilty of attempted murder. File photograph: EPA

A teenage Iraqi asylum seeker who planted a bomb on a crowded London underground train had been subjected to the government’s Prevent deradicalisation(...)

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman  arrives for talks at  Downing Street in London earlier this month. Photograph:  Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince has compared the supreme leader of Iran to Adolf Hitler and said that his country would acquire a nuclear bomb “a(...)

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad waving at supporters after addressing parliament in Damascus in March 2011. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Seven years ago, Syrians inspired by Arab Spring uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt protested in Damascus and other Syrian cities, calling for democratic (...)

British PM Theresa May: “We will freeze Russian state assets wherever we have evidence that they may be used to threaten the life or property of UK nationals or residents.” Photograph: PA

After days of sabre-rattling, British PM Theresa May’s response to the Salisbury attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal was, on the face of it, a modest o(...)

Law enforcement members  near the Veterans Home of California in Yountville, where a gunman took hostages. Photograph: JL Sousa/Napa Valley Register via AP

Details emerged on Saturday about a former US serviceman who took three women hostage at a California veterans home where he had undergone treatment f(...)

Jennifer Musa photographed in 2005. The one-time nurse from Co Kerry was the poverty-hit province’s first female MP, once ran an ice-factory and defied local traditions by refusing to cover her head with a veil. Photograph: AFP

Kerry nurse Jennifer Musa became a widely loved peacemaker in Balochistan, now one of the four provinces of Pakistan. She promoted women’s rights in t(...)

Zaineb, from Aleppo in Syria, with one of her three children at an apartment funded by the EU, in Livadia. Photograph: DG Echo

When the mayor of the Greek city of Livadia, Giota Poulou, supported the construction of a mosque for the benefit of refugees and asylum seekers from (...)

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