Image from August 2012 of British police outside the  Ecuadorian embassy  in Knightsbridge,  London, where Wikileaks founder Julian Assange had recently taken  refuge to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex allegations. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

British police officers are no longer stationed outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange took refuge to avoid e(...)

File photograph of South African paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius in court. Photograph: Phill Magakoe/AFP/Getty

South Africa’s parole review board will meet on September 18th to decide if Oscar Pistorius can be released early from prison, after being sentenced f(...)

Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the plenum at Israel’s parliament in Jerusalem. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is struggling to form a stable coalition before Wednesday’s deadline after the surprise decision of a former(...)

The conscript, identified as Sergeant Lim, killed five members of his unit and wounded seven last June at an outpost near the border with North Korea. File photograph of North Korea troops: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

A South Korean court-martial on Tuesday convicted a soldier of the murder of five comrades in a grenade and gun attack and sentenced him to death, a (...)

Youths clash with Israeli police at the entrance to the town of Kfar Kanna, in northern Israel after Khayr al-Din al-Hamdan was shot dead. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters

Community leaders of Israel’s Arab minority have declared a 24-hour general commercial strike, starting tomorrow, following the shooting dead by poli(...)

Louay Safi, spokesperson for the Syrian National Coalition, addresses the media after a meeting at the Geneva Conference on Syria at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva today. Photograph: Reuters

Syria has added opposition delegates at peace talks in Geneva to a “terrorist list” and seized their assets, including the house of one of the(...)

An anti-government protester looks at riot police standing behind their shields at the site of clashes in Kiev today. Photograph: Reuters

Anti-government activists have seized Ukraine’s justice ministry building as protests against president Viktor Yanukovich continued to intensify acros(...)

Iraqi Sunni Muslims take part in an anti-government demonstration in Falluja, 50 km (31 miles) west of Baghdad, earlier this month. Photograph: Mohanned Faisal/Reuters

The United Nations on has called on Iraq to suspend use of the death penalty after authorities executed 21 people on the same day following th(...)

Iraqi policemen examine the remains of a car bomb in Baghdad's Sadr City today. Photograph: Qahtan al-Sudani/Reuters

Car bombs and a suicide blast hit Shia districts of Baghdad and south of Iraq's capital today, killing at least 50 people on the 10th anniversa(...)