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 Smoke rises after shelling in Stepanakert  during fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Photograph: Aris Messinis

Azerbaijan’s president ruled out making any concessions to Armenia on Friday ahead of talks aimed at halting the deadliest fighting in the South Cauca(...)

Burundi’s former president Pierre Nkurunziza: he refused to step down after two terms. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Burundians responsible for serious human rights violations continue to enjoy impunity despite the death of the previous president, according to a Unit(...)

UN says it has information indicating Nicolas Maduro (pictured) ordered the director of the national intelligence service to detain opponents ‘without judicial order’. File photograph: Rayner Pena/EPA

The government of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has committed systematic human rights violations including killings and torture amounting to cri(...)

Russia’s ‘Sputnik-V’ Covid-19 vaccine produced an antibody response in all participants in early-stage trials, according to results published on Friday. File photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

More than 26.4 million people have now been reported to have been infected by the novel coronavirus globally and at least 868,963 people have died, ac(...)

West African migrants returning from Niger after fleeing Libya, following their failed attempt to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean. Photograph: Issouf Sanogo/AFP via Getty

Protests are continuing in Agadez, Niger, where Sudanese refugees accuse the United Nations’ refugee agency of abandoning them in the desert after the(...)

US health secretary Alex Azar speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 15th as Donald Trump looks on. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

The US is sending the highest level cabinet official to Taiwan since cutting diplomatic ties with Taipei 41 years ago, reflecting rising support for t(...)

Spain’s then king Juan Carlos, photographed in Madrid in 2009. Photograph:  Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP via Getty Images)

The whereabouts of former king Juan Carlos remained a mystery on Tuesday after he abruptly left Spain under a cloud of scandal, and the Dominican Rep(...)

The 21  switchbacks on Alpe d’Huez are each numbered in descending order. Photograph:  Robert Laberge/Getty Images

Bourg d’Oisans, July 26th, 2011 Late afternoon and the Alps are hot. We take one last sip from our water bottles, run a quick check over each tyre pr(...)

Lake Como property.

REA Byrne & Quirke is seeking €375,000 for this two-bedroom terraced house (below) at 4 Stonebridge Close, Shankill, Co Dublin. 4 Stone(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron is the most ardent advocate of a €750 billion European  recovery fund. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP

In a week for big legal rulings, Europe’s top court has declared invalid the so-called privacy shield arrangement through which tech companies and oth(...)

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