Eid al-Fitr

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Indonesian president Joko Widodo and first lady Iriana Joko Widodo show their ink-stained fingers after casting their ballots  in Jakarta on Wednesday. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

Indonesian president Joko Widodo appeared set for a second term as “quick count” results from Wednesday’s election rolled in, but his challenger clai(...)

File photograph taken in June shows Afghan Taliban militants walking to celebrate an earlier ceasefire on the second day of Eid in the outskirts of Jalalabad. Photograph: Getty Images

The Taliban on Monday rejected an Afghan government offer of a ceasefire and said it would persist with its attacks, after insurgents ambushed three (...)

A woman cradles her daughter at an MSF clinic for malnourished children in Gwange, Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria. Photograph: Sally Hayden

It was about 10.30pm when the first explosion sounded. Across Maiduguri, capital of northeast Nigeria’s Borno State, residents strained to hear anothe(...)

People carry a  man who was injured in a suicide bomb blast, to a  hospital in Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand province in Afghanistan, on Thursday. Photograph: Watan Yar/EPA

A car bomb exploded outside a bank in Lashkar Gah, capital of the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Thursday, killing and wounding dozens of civi(...)

The al-Hadba minaret of  the Grand al-Nuri Mosque is seen through a  window in the Old City of Mosul on June 1st. Photograph: Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters

The leaning al-Habda minaret that has towered over Mosul for 850 years lay in ruins on Thursday, demolished by retreating Islamic State militants, bu(...)

People stand in front of  a makeshift memorial in Nice four days after the attack on July 14th by Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel that left 84 people dead. Photograph: Valery Hache//AFP/Getty Images

His own parents were so frightened by his violence that they kicked him out when he was 16. Desperate, by the time he was 19, they dragged him to a ps(...)

Anti-Houthi  fighters  prepare to go to the frontline  in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

From exile in Saudi Arabia, Yemen’s vice president Khaled Bahah yesterday declared the “liberation” of Aden after four months of deadly and destructiv(...)