Steven Sotloff

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Alexanda Kotey (left) and El Shafee Elsheikh: were part of group allegedly responsible for murdering approximately two dozen hostages in Syria.

Relatives of the victims of an Islamic State torture and murder cell known as “the Beatles” have expressed relief that the two remaining members have (...)

US journalist Steven Sotloff was murderered by Islamic State in 2014. File photograph: The Daily Caller/Reuters

The family of journalist Steven Sotloff is suing Syria in a US court, claiming the government of president Bashar al-Assad provided support to Islamic(...)

British citizen Mohammed Emwazi, known as ‘Jihadi John’, brandishes a knife in a 2014 video obtained from SITE Intel Group on February 26th, 2015. Photograph: Reuters

An Islamic State magazine has released a eulogy for ‘Jihadi John’, a member of the militant group who gained notoriety for his filmed execution of hos(...)

Nicolas Hénin being greeted by his children at Villacoublay military airport outside Paris after his release from captivity  in April 2014. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

A French journalist held hostage by Islamic State for 10 months, has made an impassioned plea against bombing Syria, saying it was a trap that would o(...)

 A file composite image showing two still frames from a video released by the Islamic State (IS) showing IS militant known as ‘Jihadi John’ and identified as British national  Mohammed Emwazi, who was born in Kuwait and is from London, Britain. Photograph: EPA

British prime minister David Cameron said on Friday that if US forces had succeeded in killing the militant known as “Jihadi John” in Syria, it would (...)

Terry McCarthy’s 27-year career  began on the front lines in Nicaragua and El Salvador.

In the mid-1980s, when Terry McCarthy graduated from UCD and started out at the Irish Press, Ireland’s unemployment rate was in double digits and a pe(...)

Matthew VanDyke: busy sending US military veterans to train Iraqis on the other side of the fight

The last time Matthew VanDyke saw US journalist James Foley, they were running through war-torn Aleppo in Syria avoiding snipers. Foley became the mo(...)

 A composite image showing two still frames from video released by the Islamic State (IS) showing an unidentified IS militant who was pictured threatening US freelance journalist Steven Sotloff and British journalist David Cawthorne Haines before they were killed at an unknown desert location. Media reports suggest the masked militant known as ‘Jihadi John’ may have been identified as  Mohammed Emwazi, born in Kuwait and who lived for much of his life in London. Photograph: EPA

The family of Steven Sotloff, a journalist murdered by the Islamic State group last year, said they want to see his killer “Jihadi John”, identified (...)

US president Barack Obama: “I am convinced that the United States should not get dragged back into another prolonged ground war in the Middle East,” he said. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

President Barack Obama has asked the US Congress to approve military force against Islamic State (IS) extremists, limiting action to three years and (...)

A screengrab from a video, titled ‘The Islamic State: A message to the government and people of Japan’ which was posted on militant websites associated with the extremist group.

Japan has been dragged into the turmoil in the Middle East after Islamic State militants threatened to behead two of its nationals.The threat, issued (...)

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