An Egyptian activist holds a poster calling for justice to be done for Giulio Regeni during a demonstration protesting the government’s decision to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, in front of the Press Syndicate in Cairo, Egypt, last week. Photograph: Reuters

An Italian student who was tortured and murdered in Egypt had been detained by police and then transferred to a compound run by homeland security the(...)

French  police officers, military personnel and rescue helpers attend an exercise simulating a chemical terrorist attack in view of the Uefa Euro 2016 soccer championship  in Toulouse, southern France. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA

In the wake of jihadist attacks that killed 148 people in France last year, and in the run-up to the Euro 2016 football championship that will bring m(...)

A crane is used to move destroyed vehicles after a major suicide blast in  Kabul, Afghanistan, April 19th, 2016. Photograph: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

A Taliban suicide bomb and gun assault on a government security building during Tuesday morning rush hour in central Kabul killed at least 28 people o(...)

The Juelich research centre is near the Belgian border and stores atomic waste. Photograph: Henning Kaiser/EPA

Salah Abdeslam, a prime suspect in the Paris attacks had documents about a German nuclear research centre in his Brussels apartment, a German newspape(...)

While being held captive on a hijacked Egyptian plane on Tuesday, Ben Innes’s first thought to fill the time was to ask his captor for a selfie. Beam(...)

Aa banner reading ‘Made in EU’ attached to a fence in a camp at the border between Greece and  Macedonia, near Idomeni, in northern Greece on Wednesday. Photograph: EPA

Macedonia has closed its border “completely” to illegal migrants after Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia announced tight new restrictions on migrant entry,(...)

Iranian women show their IDs as they wait in line to cast their votes in the parliamentary and Assemblyof  Experts  election outside a polling station at Ershad Mosque in Tehran, on Friday. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Millions of Iranians voted in high-stake elections on Friday that could shift the balance of power within the hardline-controlled Islamic elite by ush(...)

Members of the Spanish Special Group Against Organised Crime engaged in a drugs investigation aboard a catamaran in the harbour of La Coruna. Photograph: EPA

Spain has long been characterised as a refuge for criminals fleeing the law enforcement agencies of their own countries, a place where fugitives could(...)

The bus damaged by a bomb detonated by remote control on a road linking Diyarbakir to the district of Lice . It followed Wednesday’s attack in Ankara, which left 28 dead. Photograph: Ilyas Akengin/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey has claimed Kurds based in Syria were responsible for Wednesday’s car bomb attack on a military convoy in Ankara, as another explosion hit a co(...)

France’s prime minister Manuel Valls says the country’s state of emergency will continue “as long as necessary”. Photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images

The number of people in France reported to have become radical Muslims has nearly doubled over the past 11 months, from 4,590 to 8,250, according to a(...)