Presiding Judge David Re, Judge Janet Nosworthy and Judge Micheline Braidy hand down a judgment in the case of four men being accused over the 2005 bombing that killed former Lebanese PM Rafik al-Hariri, in the  Netherlands. File photograph: Piroschka van de Wouw/EPA

Fifteen years after the assassination of former Lebanese premier Rafik Hariri in a suicide car bomb in Beirut, both the Syrian government and Lebanon’(...)

A wreck of an abandoned vehicle on the postcard-perfect Comoros island of Anjouan: a stark reminder of those who have left in pursuit of a better life in Europe and elsewhere. Photograph: Jean Curran

Through a snaking labyrinth of streets, at the top of a hill in a concrete house with no windows, Issouf Toybina closes his eyes, breathes in shakily(...)