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Venezuela’s  self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaidó  and US vice president Mike Pence at the Lima Group meeting, in Bogotá, Colombia, on Monday. Photograph: Mauricio Duenas Castaneda/EPA

The United States hit Venezuela’s government with new sanctions on Monday and called on allies to freeze the assets of its state-owned oil company PDV(...)

Internally displaced Afghans  in Kandahar city on February 9th, after fleeing conflict with the Taliban in the Deh Rawood district of Uruzgan province. Photograph: Photo Javed Tanveer/AFP/Getty Images

The highest-level negotiations yet between US diplomats and the Taliban began in Qatar’s capital on Monday, with the presence of the Afghan insurgents(...)

Indian activists from the right-wing organisation Vishva Hindu Parishad shout slogans during a protest against the Kashmir militant attack, in New Delhi on Friday. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA

India’s prime minister has warned Pakistan it will pay a “heavy price” for a suicide bombing in Kashmir that killed at least 40 paramilitaries on Thur(...)

Maureen O’Sullivan questioned the decision to seek a seat for the 2021 to 2022 rotation. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ireland is not paying for any votes to get a seat on the UN Security Council, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. He was responding to Independent TD Ma(...)

Supporters of Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro  in Caracas on Thursday. Photograph: Jhonn Zerpa/EPA/Miraflores Press Office handout

Mass street protests designed to drive Nicolás Maduro out of office and into exile will sweep cities across Venezuela again on Saturday as Hugo Chávez(...)

Opposition national assembly president Juan Guaido, who declared himself interim president of Venezuela, prays next to his wife Fabiana Rosales, second from right, during Mass at a church in Caracas, Venezuela. Photograph: Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo

The struggle for control of Venezuela has turned to the military, with supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaidó handing leaflets to soldiers detail(...)

Spanish prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, delivers a statement at Moncloa Presidential Palace in Madrid, Spain, January 26th. Photograph: Victor Lerena/EPA

The European Union stepped up pressure on Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, signaling it will recognise opposition leader Juan Guaido if elections (...)

Felix Tshisekedi in Kinshasha with his wife, relatives and supporters  a few minutes after he was declared winner of Congo’s  presidential election on Friday. Photograph: Caroline Thirion/AFP/Getty Images

The powerful Catholic church in the Democratic Republic of Congo has challenged the published result of last month’s historic election, setting the cl(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkarand his Ethiopian counterpart, Abiy Ahmed, stand for the national anthem during his official visit to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on  January 9th Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has spoken of the increasing role China is playing in Africa and of the risks this poses to Europe as he began an official visi(...)

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s electoral commission president, Corneille Nangaa (centre), leaves after a meeting between CENI, SADC and other presidential candidates in Kinshasa,  on December 29th,  2018. He has said it is unclear when the results of the election will be known following the delay in gathering tally sheets Photograph: Luis Tato/AFP/Getty

Preliminary results from Democratic Republic of Congo’s tumultuous presidential election was delayed past Sunday’s deadline, the head of the election (...)

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