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Police conduct vehicle checks  in Kattankudy, Sri Lanka. Photograph: Allison Joyce/Getty Images

Sri Lanka’s Catholic churches have cancelled Sunday mass in the capital Colombo for a second week, citing foreign intelligence warnings of threats to (...)

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, walk towards the Syrian border in 2014. File photograph: Rodi Said/Reuters

Yazidi women who survived Islamic State sex slavery have to choose between giving up the children born to them during captivity or expulsion from thei(...)

An undated screengrab taken from video released by Islamic State-linked Al-Furqan media shows the chief of  Islamic State,   Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,  for the first time in five years  in an undisclosed location. Screengrab: AFP/Getty

The reappearance of Islamic State founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a video released on Monday was undoubtedly timed to demonstrate he has survived the (...)

Security personnel stand guard in front of St Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo, days after a string of suicide bomb attacks across Sri Lanka. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

Some of the Islamist militants behind the Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people are likely still at large and could be planning mor(...)

Sri Lanka’s president, Maithripala Sirisena, in his office in Decenber 2018. Photograph: Adam Dean/New York Times

More evidence emerged on Monday that the Sri Lankan government had ignored detailed warnings about an imminent terrorist attack, days before suicide b(...)

The shootout between troops and suspected Islamist militants erupted on Friday evening in Sainthamaruthu in Ampara, to the south of the town of Batticaloa, sit. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

The bodies of 15 people, including six children, were discovered at the site of a fierce overnight gun battle on the east coast of Sri Lanka, a milita(...)

Priests walk on a blocked street as soldiers stand guard outside St Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo on Thursday. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Sri Lankan officials revised the death toll from the Easter Sunday bombings down by about 100 on Thursday, blaming the difficulty in identifying body(...)

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman  with Iraq’s prime minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, in Riyadh on  April 17th. The kingdom has executed 106 people so far this year. Photograph:  Saudi Royal Court  via Reuters

Saudi Arabia executed 37 people on Tuesday after they had been sentenced to death for terrorism-related crimes. At least 33 of those executed belong(...)

Pakistani police  cordon off the site after a bomb blast at a fruit and vegetable market in Quetta on Friday. Photograph: Banaras Khan/AFP/Getty Images

A suicide bomb ripped through an outdoor Pakistani market on Friday, killing at least 18 people, half of them ethnic Hazaras, officials said, in an at(...)

A fighter with the Syrian Democratic Forces takes aim with his Kalashnikov after seeing a man walking towards his position in Baghouz, in eastern Syria. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Islamic State may be on the brink of defeat in Syria, but its ideology remains a potent recruitment tool. In the American midwest, a region that has p(...)

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