Rescuers working at the site of an airplane crash near Almaty airport, some 20km from the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Friday. Photograph: Handout/EPA

A passenger jet carrying 98 people crashed into a building shortly after take-off from Almaty International Airport in Kazakhstan on Friday morning, k(...)

Defiant yellow-vest protesters gather in central Paris to mark the one-year anniversary of the movement. Photograph: EPA

The gilets jaunes movement marked the first anniversary of their revolt with violent protests at the weekend. The demonstrators, who are named after (...)

Lisa Smith left Ireland several years ago, travelling first to Tunisia and then to Syria where she joined up with Islamic State. File photograph: BBC/Screengrab

Irish Islamic State supporter Lisa Smith has been interrogated by Turkish security services and will be deported in the near future, according to Turk(...)

The last major cyber attack on the pro-western Caucasus state took place shortly before its brief 2008 war with Russia, when hackers targeted banks and the websites of Georgia’s then president Mikheil Saakashvili (pictured). Photograph: Reuters/Gleb Garanich

Georgia’s security services are working with international counterparts to investigate a major cyber attack that they suspect could have been launched(...)

Pro independence protesters march along a highway near Barcelona om Friday morning. Photograph: Pau Barrena/AFP

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators waving pro-independence flags poured into Barcelona on Friday, the fifth day of sometimes violent protests over(...)

This AFPTV screen grab from a video made on Saturday shows smoke billowing from an Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq. Photograph: Getty Images

Drones launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels have attacked the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and another major oilfield, sparkin(...)

Men dig graves for three bomb blast victims, all members of one family,  a day after a suicide attack targeted a wedding hall in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photograph: Jawad Jalali/EPA

The Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for a suicide blast at a wedding reception in Afghanistan that killed 63 people, underlini(...)

 Supporters of Kyrgyz former president Almazbek Atambayev guard his house in the village of Koi-Tash near Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Photograph: Igor Kovalenko/EPA

Kyrgyzstan’s former president Almazbek Atambayev surrendered to security forces at his compound outside the capital Bishkek on Thursday, a day after (...)

Cameraman films a damaged car at the site of a blast in Kabul. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

Three bombings have struck the Afghan capital, killing at least 10 people including five women and one child, officials said. Thursday morning’s firs(...)

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(...)

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