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 Suspected Islamic State fighters at a makeshift prison in Hasaka, Syria, in October 2019. The terror group attacked the prison last week  in an attempt to free its fighters held there. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/New York Times

An audacious attack on a prison housing thousands of former Islamic State fighters in Syria. A series of strikes against military forces in neighbouri(...)

A photograph of Ali, a 13-year-old victim of a bomb attack  on a Shia mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan,  on October 15th, in which 32 people died, is displayed during his funeral. The Islamic State terror group claimed responsiblity for the attack. Photograph: EPA

Two months after the Taliban seized power, violence, death and fear still stalk Afghanistan. US troops might have departed but the new Islamist rulers(...)

The aftermath of an attack  by Isis-K on a girls’ school in Kabul in May of this year in which 68 people were killed and 165 injured. Photograph:  Haroon Sabawoon/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The terror group suspected of carrying out Thursday’s bomb attack at Kabul airport took root in eastern Afghanistan in 2015. Prior to the attack fear(...)

A newspaper stall in Karachi. Pakistan could face blowback for sponsoring and hosting the Afghan Taliban if the Pakistani Taliban revive. Photograph: Shahzaib Akber/EPA

The swift Taliban victory in Afghanistan could have a profound impact on its Central Asian neighbours, the Middle East and Africa where governments ar(...)

 Syrian women and children  wait for departure, as another group of Syrian families is released from the Kurdish-run al-Hol camp which holds suspected relatives of Islamic State group fighters, in northeastern Syria. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AFP via Getty Images

Kurdish forces have entered al-Hol detention camp in northern Syria to track down and capture Islamic State radicals who have been intimidating, recru(...)

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 (...)

 Austrian police gather after multiple shootings in the first district of Vienna, Austria. Photograph: Christian Bruna/EPA

Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz has insisted Islamist terror will not scare or divide his country, hours after a shooting attack in inner-city Vien(...)

 Hooded gunman Chérif Kouachi and his brother Said Kouachi aiming Kalashnikov rifles at a police officer before shooting him dead after their assault on  the offices of the satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, on January 7th, 2015, in Paris. File photograph: Jordi Mir/AFP/Getty

Three young Frenchmen, Chérif and Said Kouachi, brothers of Algerian origin, and Amedy Coulibaly, whose parents were from Mali, killed 17 people in Pa(...)

Khalaf and Barnu Al-Hadedi with their grandson in their living room in the Al-Nabi Younis neighbourhood  of Mosul. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

Not many outside Iraq will have heard of Rifat Chadirji. The father of modern Iraqi architecture died in London last month, after contracting coronavi(...)

Hospitals are preparing to move patients to alternative facilities from tomorrow to make room for an expected surge of people with Covid-19, as a lead(...)

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