Zahran Abduallah Alloush delivering a speech during a passing out ceremony for graduating recruits of his group on 29th April 2015. Photograph: EPA

A top Syrian rebel leader and head of the most powerful insurgent group in the eastern suburbs of Damascus was killed in an aerial raid that targeted (...)

Nato secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen tonight said Russia’s move to annex Crimea had put Moscow on a “dangerous path”. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Nato secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen has condemned Russia’s move to annex Ukraine’s Crimea region, saying Moscow had embarked on a “dan(...)

Pro-EU protesters face off with riot police as they defend a barricade at Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, early this morning.  Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Dawn broke over an extraordinary stand-off in Kiev today, as thousands of Ukrainian anti-government protesters resisted riot police efforts to drive t(...)