Chechen Muslims gather in the regional capital of Grozny to take part in a protest rally  against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.  Photograph: Musa Sadulayev/AP

Hundreds of thousands of people have protested in Russia’s Chechnya region against what its Kremlin-backed leader called the “vulgar and immoral” car(...)


French anti-terrorism police converged on an area northeast of Paris today after two brothers suspected of carrying out an attack on a satirical newsp(...)

Police and rescue crews are seen near a Christmas market where a man drove a small van into a crowd, injuring ten people,  in Nantes. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters.

A man driving a van ploughed into a crowd strolling through a Christmas market in Nantes in western France on Monday evening, injuring 10 people. (...)

Turkish prime minister Tayyip Erdogan, accompanied by his wife Emine, greets his supporters at the AK Party headquarters in Ankara last night. He declared victory in local polls that had become a referendum on his rule. Photograph: Reuters

Turkish prime minister Tayyip Erdogan has declared victory in local polls that had become a referendum on his rule and said he would “enter th(...)

Supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi run from tear gas fired by riot police during clashes on the Sixth of October Bridge over the Ramsis square area in central Cairo. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

A spokesman for Egypt’s interim president said today authorities expected Islamist movements to join in national reconciliation, including the Muslim (...)

Israeli border policemen load their weapons before patrolling at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Amir Cohen

A 46-year-old Israeli Jewish man has been shot and killed at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City, Judaism’s holiest site, by a security guard who(...)