Kyrgyzstan

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Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan in France. They began their trip in July 2017 and arrived in Europe in December. Photograph: Simplycycling.org via The New York Times

Asked why they had quit their office jobs and set off on a biking journey around the world, the young American couple offered a simple explanation: Th(...)

Emilie Konig, a 33-year-old French woman suspected of recruiting fighters for  Islamic State and now in the custody of the Kurdish Syrian  People’s Protection Units, speaking at an undisclosed location in Syria. Her future is uncertain. In Baghdad, more than 40 foreign women accused of joining Isis have  been sentenced to death. Photograph: YPG press office/AFP/Getty Images

In a small holding room in a Baghdad court, French citizen Djamila Boutoutao cradled her two-year-old daughter and begged for help. Boutoutao (29) is(...)

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Biopharmaceutical firm Amryt has signed a deal with Aegerion Pharmaceuticals to expand its exclusive licence agreement for Lojuxta (lomitapide). The(...)

A still image from a video posted by the Taliban on social media in December 2016 of American Caitlan Coleman, her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle, and their two sons. Photograph: Handout/Reuters

An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children have been released after years held captive by a network with ties to the Talib(...)

Melis and Arslanbek Chormonov at the Bosogu yurt camp at Köl-Suu. The brothers want to attract more travellers from Europe and beyond to Kyrgyzstan. Photograph: Joseph O’Connor

The sun is retreating behind the snow-capped Tian Shan mountains, which surround our yurt camp in the Naryn province of Kyrgyzstan. It’s here that I h(...)

US president Donald Trump looks to his VIP section during his speech in Phoenix, Arizona. Photograph: Roy Dabner/EPA

A UN committee charged with tackling racism has issued an “early warning” over conditions in the US and urged the Trump administration to “unequivocal(...)

Flowers and candles left in tribute to the victims of the April 3rd blast in the Saint Petersburg metro lie by the Kremlin wall in Moscow.  Photograph: Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP/Getty Images

Russian authorities raided a residential building in St Petersburg on Thursday and found explosives similar to those used by a suicide bomber who this(...)

 People pay tribute to the victims of a subway explosion in the Marsovo Field in St Petersburg. Photograph: Anatoly Maltsev

Seven suspected Islamic State recruiters have been arrested by authorities investigating Monday’s deadly explosion on the St Petersburg subway. Inves(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin lays flowers near the Tekhnologichesky Institut subway station in St Petersburg, Russia, on Monday. Photograph: Dmitri Lovetsky/AP

A deadly explosion on the St Petersburg metro was detonated by a suicide bomber whose body parts were found onboard the stricken train, Russian invest(...)

Paul Manafort with adviser to Donald Trump Kellyanne Conway last August, prior to his resignation from the Trump election campaign team. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

A Ukrainian deputy has released documents which allegedly show that Paul Manafort, an ex-campaign manager for US president Donald Trump, sought to hid(...)

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