John Major said he had “not a shred of doubt” that Britain should remain part of the EU

A British vote to leave the EU would “gravely weaken” Europe and could trigger the end of the continent’s influence as a global superpower, former pri(...)

People walk past a house with billboards displaying portrait of incumbent Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh in Djibouti. Photograph: AFP PHOTO / SIMON MAINASIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images Facebook: in the High Court. Photograph:  SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images

When Facebook, Twitter and Google established their international headquarters in Dublin, they didn’t just bring investment, exotic tax accounting pr(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin has pledged to do “whatever is necessary” to carry out the ceasefire and the “complicated” process of negotiating peace. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik/Kremlin.

Russian warplanes pounded insurgent-held areas across Syria yesterday ahead of the midnight cessation of hostilities agreed by the Syrian government (...)

The military continued its offensive in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, targeting the northern Sheikh Maqsud and the central Suleiman al-Halabi districts. Photograph: Reuters/George Ourfalian

Syrian insurgents have received fresh supplies of weapons that could halt recent advances made by government forces, according to Selim Idriss, head o(...)

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(...)