Fighters loyal to the UN-recognised Libyan government of national accord (GNA) celebrate in the Qasr bin Ghashir district south of Tripoli on Thursday. Photograph: Mahmud Turkia/AFP via Getty Images

Forces aligned with Libya’s UN-backed government have retaken the town of Tarhouna in western Libya in a final blow to renegade general Khalifa Haftar(...)

World Health Organisation director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus meets President Xi Jinping in Beijing on January 28th. Photograph: Naohiko Hatta/Getty Images

The Covid-19 pandemic is turning the World Health Organisation (WHO) into a battleground for superpower rivalry between Beijing and Washington. Though(...)

Airport employees unload  material arriving from China, including thousands of masks, at the international airport of Nice, southern France. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP via Getty Images

France has expressed its “disapproval” over disinformation published by Lu Shaye, the Chinese ambassador to Paris, on his embassy’s website by summoni(...)

French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is pictured at the Munich Security Conferenceon Sunday. Photograph: Christof Stache/AFP via Getty Images.

Britain and the European Union are going to “rip each other apart” in talks over a future trade deal, French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has p(...)

The Aga Khan, for example, made five transfers totalling €19.99 million in March 2016, two into what appeared to be business accounts in Poland and three to accounts in Shenzhen and Taizhou in China

When the Aga Khan took a call from a man claiming to be the French defence minister requesting millions of euros for a top-secret government operation(...)

Rescue workers search the scene where a Ukrainian jet crashed in Shahedshahr, southwest of the Iranian capital Tehran on Wednesday. Photograph: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP

Kiev has said it is still unclear whether Iran shot down a Ukrainian airliner this week, killing all 176 people onboard, as more top western officials(...)

People gather at the site of an explosion in the northeastern Syrian Kurdish city of Qamishli on Friday.  Photograph: Mohammed Ahmad/AFP via Getty Images

Kurdish civilians have been fleeing key towns in northeastern Syria as Turkish forces continue to bombard targets for a third consecutive day. US pre(...)

Gilbert Chikli: expected to face trial early next year for the elaborate “fake Le Drian” scam than netted scores of millions of euro from wealthy French figures.   Photograph: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty

The Aga Khan was an obvious target for the Franco-Israeli fraudsters who devised the “fake Le Drian” scam. By tradition, the world’s Shia Muslim Isma(...)

Newly released Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov hugs his daughter Alina after he disembarked from a plane in Kiev  at the weekend. Photograph: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images

Russia and Ukraine have hailed the exchange of 70 prisoners as a step towards the possible resolution of their five-year conflict, as France said it w(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk  and Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson: US has pledged a big trade deal to Britain in wake of Brexit.  Photograph: Neil Hall

French efforts to save the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, known as the JCPOA, dominated the G7 summit in Biarritz on Saturday and Sunday, with the surpr(...)

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