South Africans gather  outside a hostel during anti-immigrant  violence in Johannesburg. South Africa has sought diplomatic support from  African nations to defeat the ‘demon’ of anti-immigrant violence in the country.  Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

South Africa sought diplomatic support from countries across Africa to defeat the “demon” of anti-immigrant violence in the country, in which at least(...)

Joint Garda/social welfare checkpoint on Mallow to Cork road. Twenty members of the force joined the national unit earlier this year and are able to use their powers of arrest. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

It’s shortly after 9am and the benefit fraud team spots two builders working on the roof of a house in a suburban housing estate. “I’ve a funny feelin(...)

Abdul Malik, chief minister of Baluchistan (6th from left), along with Pakistan Army soldiers and locals, attends a funeral prayer for the victims of the attack on a construction site. Photograph: Directorate General Public Information Department (DGPID)/Reuters

Gunmen attacked a Pakistani construction site and killed 20 labourers as they slept on Saturday, a government official said, in what appeared to be fu(...)

Mohsin Hamid, author of the bestselling novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist, is not a typical Pakistani Muslim. He argues eloquently that there is no s(...)

 Whistleblower Edward Snowden: disclosures of large scale, secretive state surveillance.   Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

When Edward Snowden’s disclosures of large scale, secretive state surveillance began to emerge via the Guardian newspaper nearly two years ago, hum(...)

Chinese soldiers  keep watch as Chinese people prepare to depart for their country during an evacuation from Yemen at a sea port in the western port city of Hodeidah, on Monday. China said  it was sending a naval fleet to help evacuate its citizens from Yemen  after Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes on its southern neighbour last week. Photograph: EPA

An air strike killed at least 40 people at a camp for displaced people in north Yemen yesterday, humanitarian workers said, in an attack that apparen(...)

Sun columnist and businesswoman Katie Hopkins has been reported to police over claims she may have incited racial hatred in Rochdale by suggesting Pakistani men in the area were sex abusers.. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Sun columnist and businesswoman Katie Hopkins has been reported to police over claims she may have incited racial hatred in Rochdale by suggesting Pak(...)

Yemenis gather beside a burning vehicle allegedly belonged to Houthi fighters following clashes with tribal militiamen loyal to Yemeni president Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi in the southern port city of Aden. Photograph: EPA

Pakistan has made no decision on whether to give military support to a Saudi-led coalition intervening in Yemen, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said o(...)

Yemeni supporters of the Shia Houthi militia hold a portrait the movement’s leader, Abdul-Malik al-Huthi, yesterday.

Yemen’s president, Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, left his refuge in Aden under Saudi protection yesterday and arrived in Saudi Arabia as Houthi rebels fou(...)

Sumera Bibi, sister of Shafqat Hussain who was charged as a child with murder and due to be hanged, reacts during a news conference with other family members in Muzaffarabad on Wednesday. Photograph: Abu Arqam Naqash/Reuters

Pakistan has stayed the execution of a man charged as a child with murder for three days just hours before he was due to hang, media said on Thursday(...)