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Ayesha Hashim Mirza and Rabeeb Mirza outside their missionary, in Lucan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Rabeeb Mirza was 16 when he began training to become an imam. He had been studying for his A-levels at school in Mitcham in south London when he was o(...)

Official Secrets: Keira Knightley plays Katharine Gun in the new film. Photograph: Classified Films Ltd

Have you ever wondered who’d play you in a film? I had, occasionally, until the day I got the answer. In spring 2018, a message pinged on to my phone (...)

Afghan municipality workers clean up broken glass from a restaurant near the site of an attack by Taliban militants in Kabul on May 9th. Photograph: Wakil Kohsar/AFP

Taliban militants overran a cluster of government outposts in northwestern Afghanistan on Friday, leaving more than a dozen Afghan soldiers dead, incl(...)

Sri Lankan security personnel inspect the debris of a car after it exploded when police tried to defuse a bomb near St Anthony’s Shrine  in Colombo. Photograph:   Getty Images

The confidential security memo laid it all out: names, addresses, phone numbers, even the times in the middle of the night that one suspect would visi(...)

Libyan National Army (LNA) members, commanded by Khalifa Haftar, head out of Benghazi to reinforce the troops advancing to Tripoli, Libya. Photograph: Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters

The United States evacuated its small contingent of troops from the Libyan capital Sunday as rival militias raced to stop the forces of an aspiring st(...)

A destroyed building in Mogadishu, Somalia.  Photograph: AP Photo/ Farah Abdi Warsameh

The US military has escalated a battle against al-Shabab, an extremist group affiliated with al-Qaida, in Somalia even as president Donald Trump seeks(...)

American soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division walkin in the mountains of Paktia Province in Afghanistan, in April 2013. Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times

American and Taliban officials have agreed in principle to the framework of a peace deal in which the insurgents guarantee to prevent Afghan territory(...)

Mourners attend the funerals of Raed al-Fares and Hammoud al-Juneid in Kafranbel in the northwestern province of Idlib. Photograph: Muhammad Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty Images

Armed men in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province assassinated on Friday an activist who ran a radio station that provided independent news and satirised(...)

Nearly 3,000 people died on 9/11 when other airplanes were flown into New York’s World Trade Centre and the Pentagon

US president Donald Trump led tributes to the thousands of victims who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, as America h(...)

Jonathan Hacker’s Path of Blood is the most fascinating and compromised film of the year. The film, which is largely composed from the home movies of (...)

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