Firefighters battle a blaze in the city of Barda in Azerbaijan on Monday after shelling by Armenian forces. Photograph: Aziz Karimov/EPA

Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other on Monday of attacking civilian areas on the ninth day of the deadliest fighting in the South Caucasus regio(...)

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko visiting the   Yuzhmash factory in Dnipro in October 2014. The factory has been linked with the supply of powerful missile engines to North Korea. Photograph: Mykhailo Markiv/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service

Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, has ordered an urgent investigation into a contested report that a factory in his country may have supplied po(...)