The video shows the soldiers being shot dead on the amphitheatre's stage in front of the militant group's flag

IS video shows execution of 25 Syrian soldiers

04 Jul The self-styled Islamic State militant group has released a video showing several dozen Syrian government soldiers being executed by teenagers in the ancient amphitheatre in the city of Palmyra.

Boko Haram has killed thousands of people in a six-year-old insurgency

Dozens killed after Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

03 Jul Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have rounded up and shot dead dozens of people in a raid in a town in northeast Nigeria as part of a resurgence of attacks in Borno state in the past month.

A note reads 'terrorism will not win', people leave flowers and cards at the site of the attack

Irish couple may have died in Tunisia attack

27 Jun Gardaí in Westmeath are liaising with the family of a couple in their 50s from the Athlone area who are believed to have died in a terrorist attack on a beach in Tunisia yesterday.

27 people were killed during Friday prayers at Kuwait City's Grand Mosque

Numerous arrests follow Kuwait mosque bombing

27 Jun Kuwait's interior ministry has detained amongst others the owner of a vehicle which a suicide bomber used to get to a Shia Muslim mosque where he blew himself up, killing 27 and wounding 200 people.

A Ukrainian soldier patrols near a chemical plant in Avdeevka, in the Donetsk region

EU to extend sanctions against Russia

22 Jun EU foreign ministers have formally agreed to prolong to January 2016 damaging economic sanctions against Russia to ensure it fully implements Ukraine peace accords, officials said this morning.

Mokhtar Belmokhtar has been 
referred to as the most elusive jihadi leaders in the region

'Uncatchable' militant killed in US strike

15 Jun An Islamist militant, blamed for masterminding an Algerian gas field attack and running smuggling routes across North Africa, has reportedly been killed in a US air strike inside Libya.

Residents of Ramadi claim IS has started showing videos of their military operations in Iraq as well as confessions by captured soldiers

IS militants showing conflict on giant TV screens

14 Jun Self-styled Islamic State militants have set up giant television screens in the Iraqi city of Ramadi and are using them to proclaim they will seize more Iraqi territory, after capturing the provincial capital last month.

CIA workers are among those potentially affected by the breach

Hackers access personal data of US security staff

13 Jun Hackers linked to China appear to have gained access to sensitive background information submitted by US intelligence and military personnel for security clearances that could potentially expose them to blackmail, the Associated Press reported last night.

A US soldier talks to a boy holding a US national flag as a US military convoy arrives at a Czech army barracks in March

US may place military equipment in eastern Europe

14 Jun The United States plans to store heavy military equipment in the Baltics and Eastern European nations to reassure allies made uneasy by Russian intervention in Ukraine, and to deter further aggression, a senior US official said this morning.

President Obama has also ordered the speedy delivery of 'essential equipment and material' to Iraqi forces

US to send 450 extra troops to Iraq

10 Jun US President Barack Obama is to send more troops and military equipment to Iraq to take part in the US-led coalition against the so-called Islamic State group, bringing the total number in the region to 3,550.

The G7 leaders want Russia and Ukraine to comply with a ceasefire agreed on 12 February

G7 leaders discuss stance on Russian sanctions

07 Jun Leaders from the Group of Seven (G7) nations vowed at a summit in the Bavarian Alps to keep sanctions against Russia in place until President Vladimir Putin and Moscow-backed separatists fully implement the terms of a peace deal for Ukraine.

Streets in the al-Sulaimaniyah neighborhoods of Aleppo following rocket attacks in April on this year

71 killed in Syria bomb attack

30 May A series of barrel bombs dropped from Syrian regime helicopters killed at least 71 civilians and wounded dozens in the northern province of Aleppo.