A bus burns on a road  near the village of Kalybai in Kazakhstan. Emergency officials say 52 people of 57 on the bus died on the fire. Photograph: Kazakhstan Ministry for Emergency Situations via AP

A bus fire in northwestern Kazakhstan killed 52 Uzbek citizens on a route used by migrant workers heading to Russia, the Kazakh interior ministry sai(...)

Tunisian protesters clash with security forces in Ettadhamen, Tunisia, on Wednesday. Photograph: EPA

Tunisian authorities have arrested more than 300 people after a third night of violent rioting sparked by anger at austerity measures agreed with the(...)

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (left) during a meeting with heads of parliament commissions in Tehran on January 1st. Photograph: EPA

Overnight clashes between protesters and security forces in Iran killed nine people, state television reported on Tuesday, including some rioters who (...)

Afghan security forces stand guard near the site of multiple blasts in Kabul on Thursday. Photograph: Getty

Islamic State has claimed a suicide bomb attack on an office of the Afghan Voice news agency and a neighbouring cultural centre which killed dozens on(...)

Afghan security officials inspect the scene of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, on December 25th 2017. Photograph: Jawad Jalali/EPA

A suicide bomber has struck near an office of the Afghan intelligence service in the capital, Kabul, killing at least six people, including a woman in(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron at a wreath-laying ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris  during Armistice Day commemorations on Saturday. Photograph: Jacques Demarthon/AFP/Getty Images

Two years after militants killed 130 people in co-ordinated attacks across Paris, French officials say there remains an unprecedented level of “intern(...)

Pro-referendum demonstrators brandish their ballots during a demonstration outside Barcelona’s university. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

Demonstrators calling for Catalan independence gathered in hundreds of towns across the region yesterday following the Madrid government’s actions las(...)

Colin and Livia Firth. Photograph: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

British actor Colin Firth, who has often played the role of a quintessential English man in his many films, has become an Italian citizen, Italy’s int(...)

The van that ploughed into the crowd in Barcelona, killing at least 13 people and injuring around 100 others, towed away from the Rambla on August 18th, 2017. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

A man has been arrested for alleged links to the extremist cell in the attacks in Barcelona and a nearby town, Spain’s interior ministry said. The 24(...)

Ibrahim Halawa just moments after his acquittal in Cairo: The court must inform the interior ministry of its decision before his release process can get under way. Photograph: Declan Walsh/New York Times

Ibrahim Halawa’s solicitor is hopeful that the Tallaght man will be home by the beginning of next week, despite a 60 day window for a possible state a(...)

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