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Supporters of Lebanon’s Hizbullah and Amal celebrate results in Marjayoun: some fear, particularly in south Lebanon, that Israel may carry out a new campaign to eliminate Hizbullah. Photography: Aziz Taher

Less than half of Lebanon’s 3.6 million registered voters turned out on Sunday in the country’s first parliamentary election in nine turbulent years. (...)

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny addresses supporters during an unauthorised anti-Putin rally in Moscow on Saturday. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images

The leader of mass protests against Russian president Vladimir Putin that resulted in the arrests of more than 1,500 demonstrators across Russia has b(...)

 Election posters  on buildings in the Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen neighbourhoods of Tripoli in  northern Lebanon. Photograph: Getty Images

Lebanese go the polls on Sunday in their first parliamentary election in nine years, well aware that their ballots will not alter the political map of(...)

Supporters of the British Conservative Party react during the count at Wandsworth Town Hall after local government elections in London, Britain. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Britain’s two main parties emerged from local elections in England in a draw, with Labour making gains but failing to capture target councils from the(...)

German interior minister Horst Seehofer  at a press conference in Berlin on Thursday, at which he owed to speed up the deporting of failed asylum seekers. Photograph:  Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

Germany’s interior minister has vowed to speed up the deporting of failed asylum seekers after a group of migrants violently forced the police to rele(...)

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas gestures as he chairs a Palestinian National Council meeting in Ramallah on April 30th. Photograph: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu accused Mahmoud Abbas of anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial on Wednesday after the Palestinian leader sugge(...)

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders during a White House  briefing on Tuesday. She  added to concerns that the US  is poised to withdraw from the nuclear deal with  Iran. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Doubts about the future of the Iran nuclear deal intensified on Tuesday as EU countries renewed calls on the US to stick with the agreement. They argu(...)

Syrian opposition fighters and members of their families from the Yarmouk camp, on the outskirts of Damascus, arrive at the al-Eis checkpoint in Aleppo province on Tuesday. Photograph: George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images

Intervention by external powers against Syrian government forces is likely to increase as the campaign against the Islamic State terror group winds do(...)

Lilwa al-Abdallah, spokeswoman for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), i in Deir al-Zor, Syria, on Tuesday. Photograph:  Rodi Said/Reuters

US-backed Syrian militias on Tuesday relaunched their offensive to seize the last territory controlled by the Islamic State terror group in the east (...)

Israeli prime minister Binjamin Netanyahu speaks during a news conference  in Tel Aviv on Monday. Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

US president Donald Trump declined to reveal if he will pull out of the Iran deal in the coming weeks after Israel said it had conclusive proof of a s(...)

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