Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev delivers a speech at the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany on Saturday.  Photograph: Dmitry Astakhov/Sputnik/Reuters

Russia is in a new Cold War with the US and its allies, prime minister Dmitry Medvedev has said. Speaking at a security conferece in Munich on Satur(...)

The mother of a killed Ukrainian journalist (unidentified) holds a candle and a sign reading ‘’Impunity kills’ during a memorial rally to mark the 13th anniversary of Ukrainian journalist Georgy Gongadze’s murder at the Independence square in Kiev on September 16, 2013

It’s a dangerous time for journalists, according to Dunja Mijatovic, the outgoing representative on freedom of the media at the Organisation for Secur(...)

The Turkish Oncupinar crossing gate near Kilis. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Abdo Shakh quietly sips tea in the corner of a house just north of the Oncupinar crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border. He is one of hundreds of resi(...)

Armed police on horseback patrol Marhaba beach in June where 38 people were killed in a terrorist attack in Sousse, Tunisia. File photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

The far-reaching tentacles of the Islamic State terror machine are impossible to miss when browsing the travel advice section of the Department of For(...)

Hanoi, Vietnam. Turtle or Tortoise tower in Hoan Kiem lake

We are travelling to Hanoi in March. What would you advise is the best way to carry currency, pay for services, as we don’t want to carry too much ca(...)

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad: “If we negotiate, it does not mean that we stop fighting terrorism”. Photograph: Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images

Bashar al-Assad has dealt a swift blow to international efforts to secure a ceasefire, deliver aid and promote a negotiated solution to the war in Sy(...)

Pope Francis in conversation with head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill, in Havana, Cuba. Photograph: Getty Images

Pope Francis arrived in Havana on Friday to meet the head of the Russian Orthodox Church nearly 1,000 years after eastern orthodoxy split with Rome, m(...)

Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and US secretary of state John Kerry  in Munich. Photograph: Alexandra Beier/Getty Images

The Munich agreement reached early on Friday by 17 countries belonging to the Syria support group specified that immediate humanitarian access is to b(...)

China’s economic growth fell to 6.9 per cent for 2015, the slowest rate in 25 years

Kyle Bass, the American hedge fund manager who correctly called the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis, believes China is heading for financial chaos becau(...)

 Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov (left), US secretary of state John Kerry and UN special envoy of the secretary general for Syria Staffan de Mistura hold a press conference after the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting in Munich, Germany. Photograph: Sven Hoppe/EPA

Major powers agreed on Friday to a cessation of hostilities in Syria set to begin in a week and to provide rapid humanitarian access to besieged Syria(...)