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Abu Bakar Bashir (82) with family and supporters after being released from prison in Sukoharjo, Indonesia. Photograph:  Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images

Indonesian Islamic cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, the suspected mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people, was released from prison on Fri(...)

Afghan security forces take positions near the scene after Islamic State militants attacked a prison in Jalalabad on Monday. Photograph: Ghulamullah Habibi/EPA

Afghan security forces on Monday killed at least 10 Islamic State fighters who had taken control of a prison in the eastern city of Jalalabad, ending(...)

The focus of controversial political statements since the presidential election has not been Travellers, but immigrants. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

After the presidential election in 2018, during which Peter Casey criticised Travellers to propel himself to a runner-up spot, TDs worried that a new (...)

 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(...)

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