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Courtroom deputy Joseph Pecorino (right) reads the verdict alongside Judge Katherine Forrest (background) and Abu Hamza al-Masri (left), the radical Islamist cleric facing U.S. terrorism charges. Photograph: Reuters

The fiery British cleric who prosecutors said had “devoted his life to violent jihad” and had dispatched young men around the world to train and fight(...)

The frisson of the frontline: ace war photographer Rebecca (Juliette Binoche) narrowly escapes death while embedded with a female suicide bomber sq(...)

Openness: Majella O’Donnell (left) with Gay Byrne

Gay Byrne isn’t the star of his shows. He doesn’t flatter his guests or want to be their friend. He doesn’t have a needy look that begs guests to l(...)

Nigerian abductions

In the five years of its insurgency in Nigeria’s northeastern provinces Islamist group Boko Haram has been involved in dozens of massacres of civilian(...)

An Afghan woman who lost her family in a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

Afghanistan declared a national day of mourning as rescue workers using shovels and other hand tools struggled to unearth bodies buried in a landslide(...)

Afghan villagers gather at the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province. Photograph: Reuters

Afghan officials gave up hope today of finding any survivors from a landslide in the remote northeast, putting the death toll at more than 2,100, as r(...)

Abdullah Abdullah, the frontrunner in Afghanistan’s elections, insists optimistically that Afghans have “risen beyond” ethnic politics. And his(...)

A British Ministry of Defence photograph of a  Lynx Mk9A helicopter  on operations over Helmand, Afghanistan.

An investigation is under way to determine why a Lynx helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan, killing five British service personnel. (...)

 Afghan Presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani speaks to journalists in Kabul earlier this month. Photograph: S.Sabawoon/EPA.

Afghanistan’s presidential election is set to go to a second round between former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah and ex-World Bank economis(...)

A military helicopter carrying flood survivors lands at a field in Jawzjan province in  Afghanistan. Photograph: Reuters

Five service members were killed when a British helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan today, the Natled coalition forces and the British M(...)

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