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 Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy: Faces up to one year in prison and a fine of €3,750 if found guilty. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

The former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has gone on trial for the alleged illegal campaign financing of the massive, showman-style political ralli(...)

Office buildings in London’s Docklands which were devastated in an IRA bomb blast in 1996. Photograph: David Giles/PA Wire

Victims of Libyan sponsored IRA attacks have compiled a dossier on the case for compensation after the UK government refused to publish its own report(...)

Rescued migrants receive food aid as they disembark  from a Libyan coastguard vessel upon its arrival at the capital Tripoli’s naval base. Photograph:  Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images

At least 293 women and 224 children are among 4,159 people who have been intercepted in the Mediterranean Sea this year by the EU-supported Libyan co(...)

Former president Nicolas Sarkozy arriving at the Paris courthouse on Monday. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP via Getty Images

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was found guilty of corruption on Monday and sentenced to three years in prison, a stunning fall from grace f(...)

Photograph taken on December 22nd, 1988, shows a policeman walking away from the damaged cockpit of the 747 Pan Am flight that exploded and crashed over Lockerbie, Scotland, with 259 passengers on board. Photograph: Roy Letkey/ AFP via Getty

The US attorney general has announced new charges against a Libyan accused of building the Lockerbie bomb that killed 270 people aboard a Pan Am fligh(...)

Tunisians  gather at Mohamed Bouazizi Square in the central Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid on December 17th 2020, during commemorations of the 10th anniversary of Bouazizi’s self-immolation which triggered a wave of protests across the North African country. Photograph: Fethi Belaid/AFP via Getty Images

When a Tunisian street vendor set himself alight a decade ago to protest over the confiscation of his handcart and fruit by police, he never imagined (...)

Nicolas Sarkozy goes on trial on Monday on charges of trying to bribe a judge. Just weeks after his presidential immunity ended in 2012, police raided Mr Sarkozy’s private  home and Paris office. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP via Getty Images

Nicolas Sarkozy’s corruption trial is scheduled to begin on Monday in Paris over allegations he promised to help an official land a prestigious Monaco(...)

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(...)

A billboard depicting General Khalifa Haftar, the commander of the Libyan National Army, in Benghazi. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/The New York Times

A string of victories by Turkish-backed forces in western Libya this week dealt a heavy blow to the ambitions of aspiring strongman Khalifa Hafter and(...)

Supporters of Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar demonstrate in Benghazi. On April 4th, 2019 Haftar ordered his self-styled Libyan National Army to advance on Tripoli in a bid to take the capital. Photograph: Abdullah Doma/AFP/Getty Images

Each night, at home in western Tripoli, Asma makes a calculation. Is an explosion likely to rip through her wall, coming from the direction of the fig(...)

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