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Mohammed Almassry, Samir Faizi and Osman Noori, originally from Afghanistan and Syria and now sixth-year students at CBS Westland Row school,  addressed fellow students on Thursday at a ‘Walk in my Shoes’  event. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Three years ago Samir Faizi, Mohammed Almassry and Osman Noori barely spoke English. On Thursday all three students stood on stage at Croke Park and d(...)

Summer solstice in Helsinki, Finland – the happiest country, according to the UN’s latest happiness report, for the second year running. Photograph: Heikki Saukkomaa via Reuters

Money can’t buy you happiness. How many times was that drilled into you as a child? But have a look at the latest UN Happiness Report. The top 20 coun(...)

Omar Nabi speaks to the media about losing his father Haji Daoud in the mosque attacks. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

Fifty people have been confirmed killed, and 50 injured, in Friday’s terrorist attack on two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. As of Sa(...)

Well-wishers light 49 candles as they pay respects to victims outside the hospital in Christchurch on March 16, 2019, after a shooting incident at two mosques in the city the previous day. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP

A three- and four-year old are among the victims of the terrorist attack on two Christchurch mosques in New Zealand carried out on Friday. New Zealan(...)

Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch in New Zealand. Photograph: Mark Baker

The nationalities of some of the victims of the terrorist attack on Muslim worshippers in New Zealand have begun to emerge as anxious relatives and fr(...)

A fighter with the Syrian Democratic Forces takes aim with his Kalashnikov after seeing a man walking towards his position in Baghouz, in eastern Syria. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Islamic State may be on the brink of defeat in Syria, but its ideology remains a potent recruitment tool. In the American midwest, a region that has p(...)

Soldiers inspect vehicles in Zamboanga, in the Philippines, the gateway to the southern islands of Jolo and Basilan. Photograph: Jes Aznar/New York Times

Across the islands of the southern Philippines, the black flag of Islamic State is flying over what the group considers its East Asia province. Men in(...)

Teresa McCreery: “I have seen women give birth, in the most difficult of circumstances, and I remain in awe of women’s resilience in adversity.”

A bright moon is shining into my room in Kirkuk. The street traffic is quiet tonight, but I can hear the chant of prayers from the mosque, despite the(...)

Avril Patterson in Syria. Photograph: Pawel Krzysiek/ICRC

Irish nurse Avril Patterson spent four years working in Syria before moving to Yemen last year. She has grown accustomed to working in conflict zones(...)

People burn an effigy of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi as they shout anti-India slogans during a protest in Peshawar, Pakistan, last month. Photograph: Arshad Arbab/EPA

When Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba staged a sophisticated terror attack in 2008 in Mumbai – striking the main train station and two lu(...)

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