Adam Osmayev, an English-educated Chechen commander of a Ukrainian volunteer battalion, at its base in Lysychank, eastern Ukraine in 2015. He is in hospital recovering from the attack. Photograph: Dan McLaughlin

Kiev officials believe Moscow was behind a dramatic assassination attempt on a British-educated Chechen who has fought against Kremlin-backed militia (...)

An Afghan man reacts at the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photograph: Reuters/Omar Sobhani

A powerful bomb hidden in a sewage tanker exploded in the morning rush hour in the centre of Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 80 people, wounding (...)

 Iranian president Hassan Rouhani waves to the crowd at a polling station in Tehran during the presidential elections. Photograph: Handout/AFP/Getty Images

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani pledged on Saturday to open Iran up to the world and deliver freedoms its people have yearned for, in a defiant chall(...)

Combination of pictures showing Emmanuel Macron (in Le Touquet) and Marine Le Pen (in Henin-Beaumont) exiting polling booths. Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images

By tonight, we will know the name of the Fifth Republic’s eighth president. The candidates: On one side is Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old, pro-busine(...)

People walk at Trocadero square as activists from the environmentalist group Greenpeace unfurl a giant banner on the Eiffel Tower which reads ‘Liberty, Equality, Fraternity’ in a call on French citizens to vote against the National Front (FN) presidential candidate Marine Le Pen. Photograph: Reuters

Centrist French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron extended his lead in the polls over his far-right rival Marine Le Pen on Friday, the final day(...)

Spanish police lead a suspect from an apartment building during an operation that included raid at 12 locations in Barcelona, Spain. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

Spanish police said on Tuesday they had arrested nine men and raided 12 properties in Barcelona in an operation against suspected Islamist militants (...)

French presidential election candidate for the far-right Front National, Marine Le Pen, blows a kiss to the crowd during her   speech after finishing second in the first round of the  election in Henin-Beaumont, Northern France. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Far-right leader Marine Le Pen will face the centrist Emmanuel Macron in the run-off for the French presidency, according to projections, after a land(...)

Blood stains pews inside the St George Church after a suicide bombing in the Nile Delta town of Tanta, Egypt, April 9th, 2017. Photograph: AP

Egypt’s president has called for a three-month state of emergency after suicide bombers struck hours apart at two Coptic churches, killing 44 people o(...)

Gustavo de Arístegui: resigned as Spanish ambassador to India after allegations emerged about his business activities

Investigators in Madrid allege that two Spanish politicians used an Irish company as a front to receive bribery payments worth millions of euro. Gust(...)

A man purported to be Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi at a mosque in Mosul, according to a video recording posted on online on July 5th, 2014. Photograph: Reuters

US and Iraqi officials believe the leader of the so-called Islamic State (Isis), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has left commanders behind with diehard followe(...)

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