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Saly Portudal beach, south of Dakar. Migrant arrivals in the Canary Islands from West Africa have more than quadrupled this year compared with the same period in 2019, according to the International Organization for Migration. Photograph: Seyllou/AFP via Getty Images

At least 140 Europe-bound migrants drowned off the coast of Senegal when their boat caught fire and capsized, marking the deadliest shipwreck recorded(...)

  Graves of recently buried Armenian soldiers at Yereblur military cemetery in Yerevan, Armenia. Photograph: Alex McBride/Getty Images

Azerbaijan and Armenia have blamed each other for the failure of a third attempt to implement a ceasefire over the contested region of Nagorno-Karabak(...)

A shoe print on a picture of President Emmanuel Macron  during a demonstration in Istanbul, Turkey,  against the  president’s comments on  Prophet Muhammad cartoons. Photograph: Getty Images

The French ambassador to Ankara, Hervé Magro, was recalled to Paris on Sunday as tensions flared between France and Turkey. President Recep Tayyip E(...)

Participants shake hands after signing an agreement for a permanent ceasefire in Libya, at a UN building in Geneva, Switzerland. Photograph: Violaine Martin/EPA

Libya’s main warring factions signed a permanent ceasefire agreement on Friday, but any lasting end to years of chaos and bloodshed will require wider(...)

An Armenian wounded soldier getting treatment in a medical centre outside the city of Stepanakert on Wednesday, during the ongoing fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP via Getty Images

Azerbaijan has struck targets inside Armenia as their conflict over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh threatens to escalate further and inflame (...)

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Oil prices were steady on Tuesday, sitting on losses of nearly 3 per cent from the previous session as supplies began to resume in Norway, the US Gulf(...)

Houses which were shelled by Armenian’s artillery during fighting over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in Ganja, Azerbaijan. Photograph: AP Photo

Russia has urged Armenian and Azerbaijani forces to respect a ceasefire over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, as deadly clashes continued days(...)

Boats seized from migrants  gathered inside the port at Lampedusa, Italy in August. File photograph: Lorenzo Palizzolo/Getty Images

At least 11 people from Africa died when their boat sank off Tunisia on Sunday, as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to the Italian island of Lamp(...)

EU chief diplomat Josep Borrell has ruled out military action. Photograph: Yves Herman/POOL/AFP via Getty

As a group of office workers in the Brussels bubble prepared to wind down for the weekend last Friday, an email appeared in their inboxes that made th(...)

Ganja, Azerbaijan, after a recent shelling. The city lies in the west of Azerbaijan to the north of Nagorno-Karabakh, close to crucial oil and gas pipelines that run from the capital Baku to Turkey. Photograph: Azerbaijan Defence Ministry/EPA

Heavy fighting over the disputed Caucasus mountain region of Nagorno-Karabakh intensified over the weekend as ethnic Armenian forces bombarded Azerbai(...)

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