Women hold a Cyprus flag during a demonstration in favour of a peace settlement on divided Cyprus. It was the first encounter of Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci since Akinci, a leftist moderate, won leadership elections in northern Cyprus on April 26th. Photograph: Yiannis Kourtoglou/Reuters

Leaders of ethnically split Cyprus have agreed to restart peace talks on May 15th, a UN envoy has confirmed, offering fresh hope of healing one of Eu(...)

The United Arab Emirates has pardoned  Norwegian woman Marte Deborah Dalelv (24) who was sentenced to jail for illicit sex after she reported being raped by a colleague while on a visit to Dubai. Photograph: Jumana El Heloueh/Reuters.

The United Arab Emirates has pardoned a Norwegian woman who was sentenced to jail for illicit sex after she reported being raped by a colleague while (...)