Nusra Front

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Members of the Syrian Civil Defense search for victims at the site of a reported air strike on the village of Deir Sharki on the eastern outskirts of Maaret al-Numan in Syria’s northern province of Idlib on Saturday. Photograph: Abdulaziz Ketaz/AFP/Getty

Air strikes have resulted in the deaths of more than two dozen civilians in northwestern Syria in the last two days in an escalation of a Russian-bac(...)

Nusra Front leader Mohammed al-Golani in a video announcing a new name for his organisation.   Photograph: AP

The leader of the Syrian Islamist rebel group Nusra Front said on Thursday it was cutting its ties with al-Qaeda to deny foreign powers, including the(...)

An undated photo from a social media account of Omar Mateen, who Orlando Police have identified as the suspect in the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. June 12th, 2016. Photograph: Myspace/Reuters

Omar Mateen’s life seemed to be on a successful trajectory a decade before he carried out one of the worst cases of mass murder in American history. (...)

Supporters of Rachid Ghannouchi, leader of the Islamist Ennahda party in Tunisia, at an election  rally in Slimania, south of Tunis, on Tuesday. Leaders of Ennahda say they overestimated the power of democracy alone to tame violent extremism. Photograph: Mohamed Messara/EPA

Nearly four years after the Arab Spring revolt, Tunisia remains its lone success as chaos engulfs much of the region. But that is not its only dist(...)

Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Kobani, seen from near the Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc, as Turkish soldiers stand guard on the Turkish side in Sanliurfa province. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Islamist militants attacking a Syrian border town fought some of their heaviest battles so far with Kurdish forces today, a local official said, and f(...)