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Guards at an entrance to the five-star Pearl Continental Hotel in Gwadar, Pakistan. File photograph: Getty Images

Three gunmen attacked a luxury hotel in Pakistan’s southwestern port city of Gwadar on Saturday, killing at least one guard and battling security for(...)

Boubaker el-Hakim is among the prime suspects believed to have been involved in planning the 2015 attack on Charlie Hebdo in which 17 people were killed. Photograph: Courtesy SFR News

An Islamic State militant linked to the deadly 2015 attack on French weekly Charlie Hebdo could be still be alive, the Iraqi military said on Saturday(...)

Iraqi forces’ BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles, supported by the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitaries, advance towards the village of Sheikh Younis, south of Mosul, on Sunday,  after the offensive to retake the western side of the city from Islamic State began. Photograph: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images

Iraqi forces have launched a long-awaited offensive to retake west Mosul, making cautious advances towards the city’s airport ahead of a push into hea(...)

Iraqi security forces and people gather at the site where a suicide bomber detonated a pick-up truck in Sadr City,  Baghdad. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

A suicide bomber detonated a pick-up truck on Wednesday in Sadr City, a heavily-populated Shia suburb of Baghdad, killing at least 15 and wounding 50,(...)

Amaq news agency, which supports Isis, said a parked car loaded with explosives had targeted a gathering of Shia Muslims. Source: Google maps

A car bomb in eastern Baghdad claimed by Islamic State killed six civilians and wounded 15 on Thursday, police and medics said. The Amaq news agency,(...)

Turkish police officers carry the coffins of comrades during a funeral cerenomy at Istanbul’s police headquarters on Sunday. Photograph: Ozan Kose/Getty Images

An offshoot of the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) claimed responsibility on Sunday for twin bombings that killed 38 people and wounded 155 out(...)

The Syrian army  made a sweeping advance across the northern part of besieged eastern Aleppo on Sunday night and Monday.  Photograph: George Falian/Getty Images

Residents of east Aleppo say they hold grave fears for as many as 500 men who were seized by forces loyal to Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad as they swe(...)

A boy plays with a homemade toy gun in Qayara, south of Mosul, Iraq. For months, residents of the Iraqi town of Qayara have lived in darkness from a cloud of toxic fumes released by oil fields lit by retreating Islamic State fighters. Photograph: AP Photo/Felipe Dana

US forces backing an Iraqi army campaign against Islamic State in Mosul carried out an air strike on a bridge spanning the Tigris river, restricting m(...)

Pakistani mourners with  the coffins of some of those killed in an attack on the Police Training College in Baluchistan, Quetta. Photograph: Banaras Khan/AFP/Getty Images

A total of 61 people have died after militants wearing suicide vests stormed a police academy in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, sparking a(...)

Iraqi security forces gather near Falluja, Iraq on Tuesday. Photograph: Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters

Islamic State fighters halted an Iraqi army assault on the city of Falluja with a counter-attack at its southern gates on Tuesday, while the United(...)

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