Peter Mutharika, president of Malawi: been visiting parts of the country affected by the violence.  Photograph:  Riccardo Savi/Getty Images

Police in Malawi said they arrested 140 suspected members of vigilante mobs that have targeted people accused of vampirism, clamping down after a wave(...)

A suicide bomber killed at least 39 people inside a Shia mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul on Friday night. A second attack took place in Ghor province.

Suicide bombers attacked two mosques in Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 72 people including children, officials and witnesses said. One bomb(...)

Fighters on the flight deck of the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier participating in a drill with South Korean warships in the East Sea on Thursday. Photograph: EPA/Yonhap

The South Korean army has said it is developing a missile powerful enough to destroy North Korea’s underground military facilities and command centre(...)

Displaced Iraqi Kurds people fleeing violence in the northern Kirkuk province take shelter in an unfinished housing project in Irbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on Thuraday. Photograph: Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images

About 100,000 Kurds have fled the Kirkuk region for fear of persecution since Iraqi armed forces retook disputed territory after a Kurdish independenc(...)

British prime minister Theresa May talks to US president Donald Trump:  “Thank God for Donald, that he’s reminded us how important it is to be together as Europeans,” Dr Nathalie Tocci said at the Institute of International and European Affairs.  Photograph: Matt Dunham/Reuters

Donald Trump’s election as US president has been good for European unity, a special adviser to European Commission vice-president Federica Mogherini h(...)

Donald Trump speaks about Iran at the White House, on Friday. His speech marks a major shift in US foreign policy towards Iran, and undermines one of the key achievements of President Barack Obama. Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP

US president Donald Trump has taken the first step towards revoking the Iran nuclear agreement, decertifying the 2015 deal but leaving a final decisio(...)

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar arriving in Shah Porir Dip, Bangladesh after crossing the Naf River on October  1st. United Nations officials have called the campaign against the Rohingya in Myanmar a “textbook example” of ethnic cleansing. Photograph:  Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times

Hundreds of women stood in the river, held at gunpoint, ordered not to move. A pack of soldiers stepped toward a petite young woman with light brown e(...)

 Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte gives his signature fist bump with US actor Steven Seagal, in Manila. Photograph: PPD/AFP/Getty Images

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday he hoped a shift to targeting big networks in his war on drugs would satisfy “bleeding hearts” (...)

 Food and nutrition systems are under pressure due to compounded effects of population growth, urbanisation, migration, resource scarcity, and climate change. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than 90 delegates from 21 countries around the world attended the Euragri Conference in Teagasc’s facility in Ashtown, Dublin, last month. Euragr(...)

A US air force B-1B bomber taking off from Andersen air force base, Guam, on Tuesday. Photograph: Joshua Smoot/AFP/Getty Images

The US air force has flown two B-1B strategic bombers over the Korean Peninsula in a show of force against North Korea, amid simmering tensions in th(...)