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Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said the Islamic Republic “will not tolerate this violence and terrorism . . . we will fight and battle violence and extremism and terrorism in the region and the world”. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Iran has reportedly intervened in the Iraq conflict, deploying a branch of the Revolutionary Guards to bolster Iraqi government troops who have bee(...)

Isis commander Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, shown in a US state department wanted poster. Photograph: Reuters

In the scheme of prominent jihadi leaders, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State of Iraq in Syria (Isis), is among the most mysterious.(...)

 Bomb disposal experts display explosives and hand grenades which had been meant for use by Pakistani Taliban militants at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi today. Photograph: Athar Hussain/Reuters

Their backpacks stuffed with food and ammunition, a squad of highly trained Taliban fighters last night attacked Pakistan’s biggest airport in what t(...)

Whether it’s Miami, the Med or, eh, the banks of the Spree, what books should you pack to read your way into the heart of  your destination?

United States Stoner, John Williams (1965) Reissued in 2003 with an introduction from John McGahern, this forgotten classic relates the exp(...)

Signs of support with images of US Army Sgt Bowe Bergdahl are displayed outside Zaney’s coffee shop in Hailey, Idaho. Photograph: Patrick Sweeney/Files/Reuters.

Bowe Bergdahl’s home town has abruptly cancelled plans for a welcome back celebration amid security fears over the prospect of big crowds - for and ag(...)

Engineers at Palantir Technologies, surrounded by multiple monitors and interesting personal decor, at the company offices in Palo Alto, California. Photograph: Peter DaSilva/The New York Times

Palantir Technologies will not help you share, message, pin, post or chat. It does not exist to make you more social or connected, or even to help adv(...)

A couple stand in front of the Jewish Museum  in Brussels where four people were shot. “The danger of a European 9/11 is more real than ever,” Jean-Pierre Filiu, a Syria expert and professor at Sciences Po told “Libération” newspaper. Photograph: Reuters

The arrest of Mehdi Nemmouche (29), a French Muslim suspected of having murdered four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels on May 24th, has heighte(...)

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(...)

CIA director John Brennan

It is five years since US president Barack Obama ended the controversial renditions, interrogations and detention programme led by the Central (...)

A report concludes that the CIA misled Congress on the scope, usefulness and reporting of the severe interrogations programme introduced by George W Bush’s administration in response to the 9-11 terror attacks. Photograph: Eriko Sugita/Reuters

In the 2012 film Zero Dark Thirty , Hollywood’s depiction of events leading up to the death (...)

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