Damaged apartments in the Nagorno-Karabakh region’s main city of Stepanakert on Saturday. Photograph: AFP/Getty

Nagorno-Karabakh said on Saturday that 51 more servicemen had been killed in the war with Azerbaijan, a sharp rise in the death toll resulting from a (...)

In this photo released by Ministry of Defense of Armenia on Tuesday, an Armenian soldier fires an artillery piece during fighting with Azerbaijan’s forces in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Photograph: Ministry of Defense of Armenia via AP

The resumption of fighting in the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh has already taken a heavy toll. Each side – Armenia and Azerbaijan – disputes t(...)

Zdravko Krivokapic, leader of an alliance that includes strongly pro-Serb parties. Photograph: Boris Pejovic/EPA

Opponents of Montenegrin president Milo Djukanovic say they are poised to end three decades of rule by his Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) after (...)

Polish president Andrzej Duda attends a meeting with local residents in Odrzywol village, east-central Poland, on Monday. Photograph: EPA

More than 77 per cent of Poles living in Ireland who participated in Poland’s presidential election voted against the winner of Sunday’s vote Andrzej (...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee: Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre “works tirelessly in addressing inequality in Irish society”.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre has won an international prize in recognition of its work in helping two communities in Ireland with “a long his(...)

Serbian president, and Serbian Progressive Party leader, Aleksandar Vucic is accused of creating an autocratic system. Photograph: Getty

Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic has celebrated a crushing victory for his party in elections boycotted by most opposition groups, ahead of a week o(...)

 Chechnya has been ruled since 2006 by Ramzan Kadyrov (right), who has helped the Kremlin crush a long-running Islamist insurgency while running the region as a personal fiefdom. Photograph:  Alexei Druzhinin\TASS via Getty Images

The Kremlin has failed to address grave human rights abuses in the Russian republic of Chechnya, where the authorities exert control by violently and (...)

Turkey’s foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci: “Afrika” paper’s prosecution  demonstrates Ankara is determined to export to northern Cyprus its mainland crackdown on dissent. Photograph: Petros Karadjias/AP

The European Commission and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe have called for respect for freedom of expression in northern Cyp(...)

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán celebrates on a podium on the bank of the Danube River after winning the parliamentary election with members of his Fidesz party on Sunday. Photograph: Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images

Viktor Orban’s landslide election win, a victory built on xenophobia, intolerance and preposterous conspiracy theories, underlines the alarming author(...)

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin  speak during the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, in July  2017. Photograph: Stephen Crowley/New York Times

US president Donald Trump has called his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his landslide victory in Sunday’s election, breakin(...)

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