People lay flowers and candles in front of an impromptu memorial for the victims of the  November 13th terrorist attacks set up near the Bataclan concert venue in Paris, in November 2015. File photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

Five years after Islamist killers carried out post-war France’s deadliest attack, its prime minister on Friday paid tribute to the victims, with the c(...)

French police officers stand at a security perimeter following the  attack. Photograph: Sebastien Nogier/EPA

Three French people were killed and several others were wounded inside the Basilica of Notre-Dame in Nice on Thursday morning in what President Emmanu(...)

French President Emmanuel Macron, flanked by French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, speaks in front of a high school in Conflans Sainte-Honorine, northwest of Paris, after a history teacher was beheaded. Photograph: Abdulmonam Eassa/AP.

French president Emmanuel Macron has described the beheading of a teacher in Paris as an “Islamist terror attack”. A French teacher of history and ge(...)

Asia Bibi, who was on death row for eight years in Pakistan. Photograph:  British Pakistani Christian Association/AFP/Getty Images

A Pakistani Christian woman has been freed from prison a week after the supreme court overturned her conviction and death sentence for blasphemy agai(...)

Ali Charaf Damache leaving court in Ireland on July 16th, 2013. Photograph: Collins Courts

An Algerian-born Irishman man accused of recruiting an American woman known as “Jihad Jane” in 2009 and who originally pleaded not guilty to a US char(...)

People gather at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Baghdad’s northern al-Shaab district on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

Around 55 people were killed in Iraq in attacks on Saturday that targeted a Shia Muslim gathering, a police check-point and the family of a Sunni para(...)

Rescue teams continuing operations in the rubble of the largely destroyed Lazio mountain village of Amatrice, Italy, on September 1st, a week after an earthquake in the region left a total of 293 dead. Photograph: Alessandro Di Meo/EPA

An Italian town is pursuing legal action against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo for a cartoon showing victims of an earthquake there as types(...)

The pursuit of happyness: In the movie, Will Smith and his son struggle to find a home.

Noticing men morosely working in a hole in the ground on a cold, grey November day, it struck me that there are limits to the pursuit of happiness, a(...)

An Islamic manuscript which has been identified as one of the world’s oldest fragments of the Koran on show at the University of Birmingham. Photograph:  Joe Giddens/PA Wire

A British university said on Wednesday that fragments of a Koran manuscript found in its library were from one of the oldest surviving copies of the I(...)

File photograph of French cartoonist Luz, who works for satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Luz has said he will no longer draw the prophet Mohammad. File photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

One of the few cartoonists to survive an Islamist militant attack on France’s Charlie Hebdo magazine is leaving the publication, saying he can no lon(...)

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