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Election observers watch the counting of ballots during parliamentary elections at a polling station in Kabul, Afghanistan on Sunday. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters.

Afghans unable to vote in Saturday’s parliamentary election after hundreds of polling stations failed to open were given another chance to cast their (...)

Afghan women cast their votes during parliamentary elections at a polling station in Kabul, Afghanistan October 20th, 2018. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

Afghans braved chaotic delays outside polling stations and the threat of militant attacks to vote in parliamentary elections on Saturday that were see(...)

European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier walks with UUP MEP Jim Nicholson prior to a meeting at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium October 9th, 2018. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/Reuters

In probably his last annual conference as an MEP, Jim Nicholson told Ulster Unionist Party members on Saturday that he voted “Remain” in the Brexit vo(...)

People attend the burial of Gen Abdul Razeq, the Kandahar police commander who was killed in an attack in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on Thursday. Photograph: Ismail Sameem/Reuters

Saturday’s parliamentary election in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar will be delayed by a week after the assassination of one of the country(...)

Gen Abdul Razeq, the police chief of Kandahar province in Afghanistan, who was killed in an attack by the Taliban on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

Gen Abdul Razeq, one of Afghanistan’s most powerful security officials, was killed on Thursday when a bodyguard opened fire following a meeting in the(...)

Jamal Khashoggi: a man who knew too much. Photograph: Mohammed al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi had been a regime insider for decades and knew how the kingdom’s rulers and security services dealt with dissidents. (...)

Children wait to receive food rations in Sana’a, Yemen. War-torn Yemen is one of six countries identified in a new report as having ‘alarming’ levels of hunger. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/ EPA

Hunger is a persistent threat to the lives of almost 70 million forcibly displaced people across the globe – the highest number since records began, a(...)

Afghan wrestlers gather at the site of a suicide attack at the Maiwand Club in Kabul on September 6th, 2018. Photograph: Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images

There is a saying here: “A wrestler never dies.” It’s a commentary on how the sport’s champions hold a special place in Afghan hearts, and over the ye(...)

A Syrian refugee boy stands in front of his family tent at a makeshift camp for refugees and migrants next to the Moria camp on  Lesbos. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Nestled among the hills on the eastern coast of the island of Lesbos lies a small, sleepy Greek village with cobblestoned streets called Moria. Travel(...)

Increasing variation in temperature; intense, erratic rainfall and changing seasons are all affecting the availability and quality of food. Photograph: iStock

World hunger rose in 2017 for a third consecutive year, fuelled by conflict and climate change, the United Nations warned on Tuesday, jeopardising a g(...)

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