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Afghan security forces rescue people after an explosion followed by gunfire in the ministry of communication and information technology in the centre of Kabul. Photograph: Jawad Jalali/EPA

At least seven people were killed in an attack on the Afghan communications ministry in central Kabul on Saturday, breaking months of relative calm in(...)

Red Cross worker Louisa Akavi, a New Zealand national, is seen in this undated handout photo released by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on April 14th. Photograph: ICRC/Handout/Reuters

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has appealed for information on the whereabouts of three employees abducted in Syria more than fiv(...)

An Indian girl looks at a painting depicting the  Jallianwala Bagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre, in the run-up to the 100th anniversary pf the atrocity on April 13th, 1919. Photograph: Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images

After a long and tempestuous life in the service of British imperialism, Sir Michael O’Dwyer had got used to a quiet life. He endured years of recrim(...)

Bernard-Henri Lévy. Photograph: Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu/Getty

Never afraid of a flourish, Bernard-Henri Lévy is as strong in his defence of the Israeli army, the EU and interventionism as he is critical o(...)

Pakistani police  cordon off the site after a bomb blast at a fruit and vegetable market in Quetta on Friday. Photograph: Banaras Khan/AFP/Getty Images

A suicide bomb ripped through an outdoor Pakistani market on Friday, killing at least 18 people, half of them ethnic Hazaras, officials said, in an at(...)

An Afghan security force member guards  the site of a suicide bomb attack on Monday near the Bagram air base, north of Kabul. Three American service members and a US contractor were killed in the attack, for which the Taliban claimed responsibility. Photograph: Rahmat Gul/AP

The Taliban announced the beginning of its spring offensive on Friday, even as the insurgent group said the United Nations had lifted travel bans on 1(...)

Julian Assange gestures from a police vehicle on his arrival at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London, on Thursday. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Julian Assange faces extradition to the United States and up to five years in jail following his arrest at the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Thursda(...)

US president Donald Trump speaking on Thursday the White House, where he said: ‘I know nothing about WikiLeaks. It’s not my thing.’ Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

Almost a decade ago, Julian Assange released a torrent of classified information that laid bare US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the secrets of Ame(...)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, 2017. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Pale, heavily bearded and unsteady, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange — who was removed the Ecuadorian embassy on Thursday — cut a very different figur(...)

Nato at 70 has its largest ever membership of 29 states (soon to be 30 when Northern Macedonia joins) but is probably in its weakest position for seve(...)

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