Islamic State

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 Irish Red Cross nurse Vivien Lusted who is being awarded the Florence Nightingale Medal on Thursday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The battle for Mosul was still in full flow when Irish Red Cross nurse, Vivien Lusted, began her work with the humanitarian mission in the city in ear(...)

Syrian government forces flash the sign for victory in front of the al-Bashir mosque at the entrance of the Palestinian camp of Yarmouk on the southern outskirts of Damascus. Photograph: Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images

The Syrian army has restored control over all areas surrounding the capital Damascus, it said on Monday, for the first time since early in the seven-(...)

 The 24-year-old woman at the centre of the ‘Love Jihad’ case in Kochi, India. File photograph: Sivaram V/Reuters

India’s supreme court on Thursday permitted a Hindu woman who converted to Islam to live with her Muslim husband. Federal investigators had accused (...)

Members of Syrian Democratic Forces hold a flag of the Islamic State militants recovered at a building next to the stadium in Raqqa, Syria. Photograph: Reuters/Erik De Castro

Islamic State’s rout in the northeastern Iraqi town of Hawija last week heralded the jihadi group’s demise as an ideological, political, military and (...)

Police patrol the the London Underground on Saturday after the terror level was increased to “critical” after a terrorist attack in Parsons Green station, London, on Friday. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

A teenager is in custody and an evacuation has been mounted by counter-terror officers investigating the Parsons Green bombing. Police are searching (...)

Riot police officers patrol inside Orly airport south of Paris on Saturday. Photograph: Kamil Zihnioglu/AP

A postmortem was being carried out on Sunday to determine whether a suspected Islamic extremist was drunk or high on drugs when he took a soldier host(...)

Damaged buildings in the rebel-held besieged city of Douma, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta, Syria. Photograph: Bassam Khabieh/Reuters

Clashes, shelling and air raids in western Syria marred a Russian- and Turkish-backed ceasefire that aims to end nearly six years of war and lead to p(...)

The truck involved in the fatal attack on a Christmas market in Berlin earlier this month is prepared for removal afterwards.  File photograph: Bernd Von Jutrczenka/EPA

A Polish truck driver whose hijacked vehicle was used to crash into a Berlin Christmas market was shot in the head several hours before the attack and(...)

A rebel fighter reacts while riding a military vehicle in Dahiyat al-Assad, west Aleppo city, Syria October 28th, 2016. Photograph: Ammar Abdullah/Reuters

Rebels outside Aleppo have launched the opening salvo of a battle aimed at breaking the siege of the opposition-controlled east of the city. Opposi(...)

Civilians return to their village after it was liberated from Islamic State militants, south of Mosul in Qayyara, Iraq on Saturday.  The fumes in the background are from oil wells that were set ablaze by Islamic State militants. Photograph: Reuters

Up to 1,000 people have been treated for breathing problems linked to fumes from a sulphur plant set ablaze during fighting with Islamic State in nort(...)

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