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A soldier running past injured comrades lying on the ground at the scene of an attack on the military parade. Photograph: Morteza Jaberian/AFP

Gunmen fired on a military parade in southwestern Iran on Saturday, killing 25 people, almost half of them members of the Revolutionary Guards, state (...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin following their talks in Sochi on Monday.  Turkish-US relations have soured, encouraging Moscow to establish a bilateral regional strategic alliance.  Photograph: Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool via Reuters

The decision by Russia and Turkey to establish a demilitarised zone around Syrian’s Idlib province to avert a Syrian army offensive to recapture the j(...)

Illegal migrants sit inside the Ganzour shelter after being transferred from  the airport road due to fighting in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, a week ago. Photograph: Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images

On Monday, hundreds of refugees and migrants in Tripoli’s Abu Salim detention centre felt a glimmer of hope. After months of waiting to be recognised(...)

Iraqi protesters wave a national flag outside the burnt-down local government headquarters in Basra, after the hospitalisation of 30,000 people who had drunk polluted water. Photograph:  Haidar Mohammed Ali

Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has called on caretaker Iraqi prime minister Haidar al-Abadi to step down in the wake of protests that killed 12 in (...)

People take part in a mourning march in Koethen, eastern Germany following the killing of a 22-year-old man. Photograph:  Odd Andersen / AFP

A 22-year-old German man died overnight in the eastern town of Koethen and two Afghans have been detained on suspicion of killing him, the police and (...)

The extended Al Salih family from Deir Ez-Zor, Syria.

My role in Moria was as an Arabic-speaking cultural mediator, helping to facilitate communication between children and our health staff, and speaking (...)

Female participation in the US army accounts for 15 per cent of those in active duty and 19 per cent of their reserve forces. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Republicans in the United States secretly love bureaucracy. They might claim disdain publicly for big government. The reality is they relentlessly vo(...)

Irish women lead substantially less active lives than men and a significant percentage of both genders are at risk of serious disease through a lack o(...)

 Palestinian students attending a class at Haifa School, which is run by the United Nations Works and Relief Agency for Palestinian Refugees (Unrwa) in Beirut, Lebanon. Photograph: Nabil Mounzer/EPA

Unless new funds are found soon, the Trump administration’s decision on Friday to cancel the long-standing US financial contribution to the UN agency (...)

The late  Republican senator John McCain: Considered a great friend of Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The late US senator John McCain was a strong supporter of Israel and a hawk who urged US military intervention in the Middle East and elsewhere. Respo(...)

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