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 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(...)

A man rides a motorcycle among devastated buildings in the old city of Mosul on April 21st, 2019. Photograph: Getty Images

It used to be the beating heart of Mosul. Nearly three years after liberation from Islamic State, the Old City on the west bank of the Tigris still lo(...)

Children play in the snow at Bardarash refugee camp. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

When the snow fell, the children of Bardarash refugee camp ran outside, darting in and out of the rows of tents as they threw snowballs. The entire sc(...)

Forensic officers at the scene on Monday of the terror attack on Streatham High Road in th London. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

British prime minister Boris Johnson will set out tougher rules on releasing people convicted of terrorism offences after an Islamist attacker injure(...)

 Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif looks on during a meeting with Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, in Moscow in December. File photograph: Evgenia Novozhenina/Reuters

Iran’s ballistic missile strikes on two Iraqi bases hosting US and Nato troops are intended to convey messages to adversaries, Iraq, and allies and to(...)

General Hussein Yazdanpanah points to the area where he and his troops were ambushed by Islamic State in 2014. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

Gen Hussein Yazdanpanah is sipping tea in a leafy shelter atop the arid, pine-dotted hills of Iraqi Kurdistan, gesturing southwards to Kirkuk province(...)

Lisa Smith leaves  a  Turkish Airlines plane  at Dublin Airport  with a pink blanket over her head. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Islamic State supporter Lisa Smith, who was arrested at Dublin Airport on Sunday on her arrival from Turkey, could face up to seven years in prison if(...)

Dutch lawyer Andre Seebregts  arrives at the courthouse in The Hague, on November 1st, 2019, to assist 23 women who are blocked at a refugee camp in northern Syria. Photograph: Koen Van Weel/ANP/AFP

In an indication of the quandary facing many EU countries, the Dutch government has said it will appeal against a court ruling that it must make “all (...)

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