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Rescuers search for survivors at the site of a collapsed residential building on the outskirts of Mumbai, India. Photograph: Shailesh Andrade/Reuters

At least nine people were killed when a three-storey building collapsed in heavy rains in a Mumbai suburb on Sunday, state media reported. Officials s(...)

Bangladeshi Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers in Dhaka on the same day suspected Islamists carried out an attack at a huge prayer gathering in northern Bangladesh to celebrate the end of Ramadan. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Two Bangladeshi policemen were killed and nine other officers were wounded on Thursday in a grenade attack on a security checkpoint in a town hosting(...)

A bloody end to Ramadan

Just weeks after fleeing its strongholds of Ramadi and Fallujah, Islamic State (IS) was striking back in Iraq’s capital. Two bombs on Sunday claimed m(...)

Women mourn on Monday at the site of the bomb attack in Baghdad’s Karrada neighbourhood at the weekend that killed more than 150 people. Photograph: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images

Tarek’s brow wrinkled, his eyes sorrowful, mouth twisted, as he asked, “How can these people kill Muslims during Ramadan? Ramadan is supposed to be pe(...)

Relatives of a Bangladeshi police officer who was killed during a bloody siege carry his coffin during a memorial service in Dhaka on July 4th, 2016. Photograph: Erto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images

Bangladesh police sought more information on Monday from friends and family of the men suspected of carrying out a deadly attack on a restaurant in t(...)

 Iraqi men mourn over a body after they lost five members of their family in a suicide bombing that ripped through Baghdad’s busy shopping district of Karrada. Photograph: Haidar Hamdanihaidar/Getty Images

The death toll from Sunday’s devastating truck bombing in Baghdad has risen to 149, Iraqi authorities said, as prime minister Haider al-Abadi ordered (...)

A Japanese official take cover after visiting the Holey Artisan Bakery, site of the June 2nd massacre in Dhaka. Photograph: Reuters/Adnan Abidi

Over the past two years, Bangladesh has been shaken by more than 30 brutal murders of individuals deemed enemies of extremist Islam: atheist bloggers,(...)

Hosne Ara Karim, whose son and daughter-in-law were rescued from the restaurant that was attacked by heavily armed militants, wait for them in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photograph: AP

Seven militants who killed 20 people at a restaurant in Dhaka were local Bangladeshis and authorities had tried before to arrest five of them, police(...)

Members of the Rapid Action Battalion are seen outside the Holey Artisan Bakery restaurant, where gunmen took hostages, in the upscale Gulshan area of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photogaph: Reuters

Two officers have been killed by attackers holding hostages in a restaurant in Dhaka, Bangladesh, police said. The attackers stormed a restaurant pop(...)

A relative consoles  the children of Mahmuda Khanam Mitu, the wife of a police superintendent who had been cracking down on militant attacks, after she was stabbed and shot to death by militants while taking her son to school   in Chittagong, Bangladesh, last Sunday. Photograph:  EPA/STR

The young man, inching past a crowded checkpoint near a truck stand in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital, caught the attention of an alert police officer. H(...)

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