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Iraqi mourners pray over the coffin of a victim  in the twin suicide bombing in central Baghdad on Thursday which killed 32 and wounded 110. Photograph: Ali Najafi/AFP via Getty Images

The twin suicide bombings in Baghdad on Thursday that killed at least 32 people announced that Islamic State is back in business in Iraq, the country (...)

 US president Donald Trump speaks to  troops during a surprise Thanksgiving visit at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan November 2019. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP

The partial withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, which was completed on Friday, is a landmine the outgoing Trump administration has left for its (...)

Mike Pompeo: said  Iran  has taken over from Afghanistan and Pakistan as al-Qaeda’s   main “sanctuary for the terror group’s senior leaders as they plan attacks against America and our allies”. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo’s accusation that Iran has become al-Qaeda’s home base, which he made in a speech on Tuesday, is intended to undermi(...)

Abu Bakar Bashir (82) with family and supporters after being released from prison in Sukoharjo, Indonesia. Photograph:  Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images

Indonesian Islamic cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, the suspected mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people, was released from prison on Fri(...)

Nigerien soldiers patrol outside the Diffa airport in southeast Niger, near the Nigerian border. File photograph: Issouf Sanogo/AFP via Getty Images

One hundred people were killed on Saturday in attacks on two villages in western Niger, prime minister Brigi Rafini said following one of deadliest da(...)

A policeman stands at a blocked road next to the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ headquarters where a shootout occurred in Paris, on January 7th 2015. A French court on this week sentenced 14 accomplices of the January 2015 terror attacks on the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine and a Jewish supermarket. Photograph: Lisa Kreuzmann/ EPA

On the morning of January 7th 2015, brothers Saïd and Chérif Kouachi entered the Paris offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and opened fir(...)

Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg: ‘We will continue to provide support to Afghan security forces.’

The Nato mission must remain in Afghanistan despite plans by the United States to pull soldiers out after 19 years of war, as withdrawal would risk th(...)

Firemen at the site of a huge bomb explosion that shook a bank building and US embassy in central Nairobi, Kenya, on  August 7th, 1998. File photograph: EPA

Al-Qaeda’s second-in-command, accused of helping to mastermind the 1998 bombings of two US embassies in Africa, was killed in Iran in August by Israel(...)

  Joe Biden (L) walks to a joint press conference with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas after their March 2010 meeting at the presidential compound in Ramallah, West Bank. Photograph: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump will not be missed by most Middle Eastern rulers and their people, as his transactional policies in their region have been s(...)

French police block  access to the Notre Dame de l’Assomption basilica in Nice after   Brahim Aouissaoui killed  three people at the church. Photograph:  Valery Hache/AFP via Getty Images

The Tunisian who killed three in an attack at a church in Nice, France, has been condemned by Arab and Muslim leaders, who argue he does not represent(...)

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