A cafe employee sits waiting for customers in Sharm al-Sheikh. Egypt’s government held its weekly meeting in the Red Sea resort to show solidarity with a tourism industry hit by cancellations. Photograph: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters

Egypt continued to insist it had no evidence of criminal action in the Russian airliner crash over the Sinai peninsula last month that killed 224 peop(...)

“You are defending Russia and its citizens,” Vladimir  Putin told military chiefs. “I want to thank you for your service and wish you luck.” Photograph: Alexei Nikolskyi/Sputnik/Kremlin

Russian president Vladimir Putin has vowed to hunt down those responsible for blowing up an aircraft over Egypt and has intensified air strikes agains(...)

Military investigators from Russia stand near the debris of a Russian airliner at the site of its crash at the Hassana area in Arish city, north Egypt. File photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

Russia said on Tuesday it had stepped up air strikes against Islamist militants in Syria with long-range bombers and cruise missiles after the Kremlin(...)

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(...)