A portrait of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov and flowers are pictured at the site where he was killed, with St Basil’s Cathedral seen in the background. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

Two suspects have been detained in relation to the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. “I would like to inform you that the work that h(...)

People watch as a convoy of hearses arrives at the Korporaal van Oudheusdenkazerne in Hilversum. Photograph: EPA

The European Union has extended sanctions against senior Russian officials in the wake of the shooting down of the Air Malaysia flight last week.Two h(...)

Soldiers loyal to the Syrian regime gesture while on their military vehicle in the village of Debaa near Qusayr. Photograph: Rami Bleible/Reuters

The Syrian army yesterday capitalised on its capture of the strategic town of Qusayr from rebel forces by seizing control of neighbouring villages. M(...)