Egyptians light candles as the French and Egyptian flags and France’s national colours are projected onto one of the pyramids at Giza, outside Cairo,   in tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks. The words on the pyramid read: “Solidarity with France”. Photograph:  Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

Egypt lit the Giza pyramids on Sunday night with the colours of the flags of both France and Russia in solidarity with the victims of Islamic State at(...)

A Russian employee of a hotel teaches belly dancing to Russian tourists in Sharm el-Sheikh on Tuesday. Photograph: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters

The likelihood that a bomb caused the crash of a Russian airliner flying from Sharm al-Sheikh to St Petersburg has already had a devastating impact on(...)

Relatives grieve by the coffin of Nina Lushchenko (60), a victim of the Russian MetroJet Airbus A321 disaster,  during a funeral service at a church in Velikiy Novgorod on Thursday. Photograph: Olga Maltseva/AFP/Getty Images

Russia began burying some of those 224 killed in a weekend plane crash over Egypt’s Sinai peninsula, an event that could affect strong public suppor(...)

Former German striker Oliver Bierhoff shows the name of Wales during the preliminary draw for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Photograph: Getty Images

‘Wales?” George Hamilton’s exclamation was disbelieving, as though a little part of him suspected Oliver Bierhoff and Jérôme Valcke were playing some (...)

Preparations for the preliminary draw for 2018. Photograph: Reuters/Maxim Shemetov

It’s not hard to imagine what the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad depicted in the monument on St Petersburg’s Victory Square would make of the fact t(...)

Members of a historical military club participate in the re-enactment of the Battle of Tannenberg – an engagement between the Russian and the German empires in the first days of the first World War – in Szkotowo, northern Poland. Photograph: Tomasz Waszczuk/EPA

Mobilisation in the Capital Yesterday was the second day of the mobilisation and, like the first, it passed in an orderly way . . . From 6am (...)

US president Barack Obama attends the second working meeting of the G20 heads of state and government, heads of invited states and international organisations at the G20 summit yesterday. World leaders  sought to contain tensions over the global economy. Photograph:  Grigoriy Sisoev/Host Photo Agency via Getty Images

World leaders yesterday sought to contain tensions over the global economy, as advanced economies agreed to carefully manage the wind-down of its mass(...)