Somali government forces on Sunday secure the scene of an explosion in  the Hodan district of Mogadishu. Photograph: Feisal Omar/Reuters

More than 300 people were killed by twin bomb explosions in Mogadishu, an official said on Monday, as locals packed hospitals in search of friends and(...)

The scene of the explosion of a truck bomb in the centre of Mogadishu, one of two  bomb blasts that struck  Somalia’s capital. Photograph: Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images

More than 200 people were killed by twin bomb blasts that struck busy junctions in the heart of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, officials said on Sunday,(...)

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 (...)

The State said the man’s challenge will be opposed and   it wanted the matter heard as soon as possible. The judge adjourned the matter for two weeks.

The Minister for Justice has again refused to revoke a deportation order against an Algerian man with alleged links to Islamic terrorism, the High Cou(...)

Russian  sappers clearing the historic city of Palmyra of mines after it was recaptured from Isis. Photograph: TASS via Getty Images

This week marks the second anniversary of Russia’s direct armed intervention on the Syrian government side, which turned the tide in its favour in the(...)

 Zoulikha Aziri, mother of Mohamed Merah, angered civil plaintiffs by blowing a kiss to her son in the court. Photograph:   Martin Bureau/Getty Images

The first trial for a jihadist massacre in France opened on Monday in Paris, 5½ years after Mohamed Merah, a 23-year-old Franco-Algerian, murdered thr(...)

Kurds celebrate to show their support for the independence referendum in Duhok, Iraq, September 26th, 2017. Photograph: Ari Jalal/Reuters

The Iraqi government has rejected negotiations on secession of the Kurdish autonomous region and adjacent Kurdish annexed “disputed areas” following M(...)

  UN special envoy  for Syria Staffan de Mistura: hopes progress can be achieved in talks between the Syrian government and militants  in Geneva after ceasefires have been agreed in Kazakhstan. Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA

The Syrian army regained territory from Islamic State in central and eastern Syria on Wednesday as ceasefire talks got under way again in Kazakhstan.(...)

An Afghan man inspects the site of a suicide attack followed by a clash between Afghan forces and insurgents after an attack on a Shia Muslim mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, last Friday. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/ Reuters
The US extends its longest war

‘Never invade Afghanistan. ” Harold Macmillan regarded this as the first rule of politics, and President Donald Trump has now discovered just how intr(...)

A placard with a black ribbon is brandished on Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain, following the recent terror attack on the street. Photograph: Pascal Guyot/AFP/Getty

Though Islamic State claimed responsibility for twin attacks that killed 15 people in Spain last week, the level of involvement by the “caliphate” is (...)