Afghan security forces rescue people after an explosion followed by gunfire in the ministry of communication and information technology in the centre of Kabul. Photograph: Jawad Jalali/EPA

At least seven people were killed in an attack on the Afghan communications ministry in central Kabul on Saturday, breaking months of relative calm in(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: under pressure. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

The mushrooming corruption scandal plaguing Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu took a surprising turn on Tuesday, with an allegation that one (...)

A file   file photo  showing   Cuban president Fidel Castro in September 1999.  Fidel Castro died last night   in Havana, his brother, President Raul Castro, announced. Photograph: AFP

No street bears his name and there is not a single statue in his honour but Fidel Castro did not want or need that type of recognition. From tip to(...)