David Haines

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Islamic State militants have released a video apparently showing the beheading of UK aid worker Alan Henning. Photograph: PA Wire

Islamic State militants have released a video apparently showing the beheading of UK aid worker Alan Henning.The one-minute, 11-second video, titled “(...)

A pair of US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq after conducting airstrikes in Syria. Photograph: US Air Force/Senior Airman Matthew Bruch/Handout/Reuters.

Air and missile strikes, thought to be carried out by US-led forces, hit oilfields and Islamic State bases in the eastern Syrian province of Deir a(...)

A frame grab from a video released by Jund al-Khilafah, an affiliate of Islamic State, on Tuesday purportedly showing Hervé Gourdel with an armed captor in Algeria.

President François Hollande last night confirmed the “cowardly, cruel, shameful murder” of Hervé Gourdel (55), the French mountain guide kidnapped by(...)

An undated handout photo of Alan Henning who has been taken hostage by Islamic State. His wife has said she has been sent a recording of him pleading for his life. Photograph: Mohamed Elhaddad/PA Wire.

The wife of British hostage Alan Henning has urged Islamic State to release him after she received an audio message from her husband pleading for his (...)

An appeal for Mr Henning’s release has been made by over 100 senior Muslim leaders. Photograph: PA Wire

The wife of a British hostage being held by Islamic State made a dramatic appeal last night for his release. The statement was released as rumours cir(...)

Muslim groups across Britain have called for the release of British hostage Alan Henning, a volunteer aid worker captured in Syria whose life was threatened in a recent video released by Islamic State (IS) militants. Photograph: Mohamed Elhaddad/PA Wire

Muslim groups across Britain have called for the release of British hostage Alan Henning, a volunteer aid worker captured in Syria whose life was thre(...)

British prime minister David Cameron has said he would consult parliament before taking any military action. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA

British prime minister David Cameron has promised to take whatever steps are necessary to defeat the “monsters” in the Islamic State jihadi group w(...)

British prime minister David Cameron said the UK “cannot ignore” the threat posed by the Islamic State group, he said. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA

The United Kingdom must play its part to confront “the menace” of the Islamic State terrorist group, British prime minister David Cameron has said.(...)

Threat from Islamic State

The barbaric video execution of British aid worker David Haines, accompanied by a threat to kill another hostage, will have only one effect: to harden(...)

Prime minister David Cameron makes a statement to the media in Downing Street today on the killing of British aid worker David Haines. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Here is the text of David Cameron’s speech, given in Downing Street this afternoon after chairing a meeting of the Government’s Cobra emergency commit(...)

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