European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker meeting British prime minister David Cameron at Chequers, Buckinghamshire. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/PA Wire

As the Brexit referendum approaches, some of the rest of Europe is beginning to ask: do we really want them anyway? Arguably Brexit would strengthen(...)

Faisal Ellahi:  convicted by a jury last December of rape and sexual assault following a five week trial.

The judge sentencing Faisal Ellahi for the rape of a young woman with Down Syndrome has said the victim has had her whole life upended by the attack. (...)

Relatives of the 2014 Peshawar school attack victims pray during a candlelight ceremony for the victims of the Bacha Khan university in Peshawar on Wednesday. Photograph: Jeeda Majeed/AFP/Getty Images

Attacks on education have long been a signature atrocity of the Pakistani Taliban, whose militants have set schools on fire, banished girls from class(...)

Afghan policemen and firefighters inspect the wreckage of a bus  hit by a suicide bomb attack in an area near the Russian embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, January 20th, 2016. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/Reuters

A suicide car bomber targeted a van carrying journalists working for a private Afghan television channel on Wednesday, killing seven people during eve(...)

There are 20 people reported dead and 60 injured  after an attack on Bacha Khan University  in Charsadda, Pakistan. Photograph: Reuters TV

At least 22 people were killed and many more wounded when militants attacked a university campus in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, a police offi(...)

Pakistan’s former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf pictured in November 2014. Photograph: Getty Images

Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has been acquitted in a murder case involving the killing of a nationalist leader in a military operation.(...)

Faisal Ellahi (34), faces up to life in prison after being convicted by a jury last December of rape and sexual assault following a five week trial.

Years of work building up the independence of a young woman with Down syndrome was instantly destroyed when she was raped by Faisal Ellahi, a court ha(...)

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani at the parliament in Tehran to present the draft budget for the next fiscal year. Photograph: Reuters

Iran’s president promised a flood of investment as Iranians celebrated the lifting of sanctions that have left the country outside the global economy(...)

 Arriving in Gevgelija: After their ordeals, many refugees are  content to wait a while in the southern Macedonia town where local and international aid groups offer food, clothes, medical help and other crucial services. Photograph: Boris Grdanoski/AP

It is late on a dank and foggy night in a transit camp for refugees in southern Macedonia, and the next train north won’t leave for several hours. Mo(...)

Indian activists carry placards denouncing  the chief of Jaish-e-Mohammad, Maulana Masood Azhar, during a protest against an  attack on an  Indian air force base, in Mumbai,  January 4th, 2016. Photograph: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images

Pakistan has arrested the head of the Jaish-e-Mohammad militant group on suspicion his outfit masterminded an attack earlier this month on an air base(...)