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London attacker Rachid Redouane was a 30-year-old Moroccan-Libyan pastry chef who had been living in Rathmines, Dublin

Irish authorities have been helping British police and security services in the wake of the attack at London Bridge on Saturday. Here’s what we know s(...)

People walk at a site hit by an airstrike in the rebel-held Tafas town, in Deraa Governorate on Monday. Photograph: Alaa Al-Faqir/Reuters

At least 12 people have been killed in air strikes on the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State terror group, the s(...)

 British prime minister Theresa May prepares to address the media following a security meeting in response to Saturday night’s London terror attack. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Saturday night’s attack in London lasted only a few minutes but it left seven people dead, along with three suspected attackers, dozens injured and a (...)

Supporters of Iranian president Hassan Rouhani celebrate after he won the presidential election on May 20th, 2017 in Tehran, Iran. Photograph: Majid Saeedi/Getty Images

The landslide victory of reformist Hassan Rouhani in Iran’s presidential election coincided with the visit to Riyadh by US president Donald Trump, who(...)

Regaining control of the oil-producing province of Deir al-Zor from Isis and Syria’s eastern border with Iraq are essential if Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is to achieve his   goal of reuniting Syria. Photograph: Getty Images

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has vowed to defend proposed Russian de-escalation zones, punish violators with the aid of Iran and Hizbullah, and re(...)

Fighters from the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) visit the site of Turkish air strikes near northeastern Syrian Kurdish town of Derik. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images

Turkish planes bombed Kurdish fighters in Iraq’s Sinjar region and northeast Syria on Tuesday, killing at least 20 in a widening campaign against grou(...)

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, who   is part of the legal team representing Reza Zarrab, a Turkish gold trader jailed in Manhattan on charges of conspiring to violate the American sanctions on Iran. Photograph: Kevin Hagen/New York Times

In late February, as the United States and the rest of the world were adjusting to President Donald Trump, and Turkey was focused on a push by its pre(...)

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(...)

Syrian Democratic Forces fighters near destroyed airplane parts inside Tabqa military airport after taking control of it from Islamic State fighters, west of Raqqa city, Syria, earlier this week. Photograph: Rodi Said/Reuters

In the summer of 2014, the movement that became known as Islamic State took the world by surprise when it seized the Iraqi towns of Mosul, Tikrit and (...)

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson  with Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu   in Ankara. Tillerson said  the Syrian people would decide the future of President Bashar al-Assad. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has delivered on a campaign pledge by instructing the US military to focus on defeating Islamic State rather than toppling S(...)

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