Saif al-Islam Gaddafi (L), son of the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi registering to run in upcoming presidential elections. Photograph: Libyan electoral commission / EPA

The son of late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi appeared for nearly the first time in a decade on Sunday to register as a presidential candidate. Th(...)

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was found guilty last Thursday of illegal campaign financing of his unsuccessful 2012 reelection bid. Photograph: Michel Euler/AP

It was not a trivial technical breach of electoral rules. Nicolas Sarkozy, while in office, spent at least €42.8 million in his unsuccessful attempt t(...)

Photograph: Defence Forces

Just after 3.30pm on Thursday, a WhatsApp message went around Irish diplomatic and military circles: “In the air, all safe. Take a deep breath.” It m(...)

A full-scale replica of Adolf Hitler’s office  is seen in Berlin’s Mitte district as part of an exhibition. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images

Start a conversation about Donald Trump these days and it’s only a matter of time before someone mentions Adolf Hitler. But if your subject is Hitler(...)

Participants shake hands after signing an agreement for a permanent ceasefire in Libya, at a UN building in Geneva, Switzerland. Photograph: Violaine Martin/EPA

Libya’s main warring factions signed a permanent ceasefire agreement on Friday, but any lasting end to years of chaos and bloodshed will require wider(...)

French civil security personnel    heading for Beirut as France sends search and rescue teams on three military planes a day after a powerful explosion tore through Lebanon’s capital. Photograph: Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty

The vast explosion that devastated the city of Beirut was felt as far away as Cyprus. But the psychological impact of the blast will be felt even furt(...)

Daniel Kinahan has been named in court here as part of a global drugs cartel yet there is little echo of his name outside Irish borders. Photograph: Collins

In 1974 an American adviser to Zaire’s dictator Mobutu Sese Seko persuaded Mobutu that the publicity of a boxing match between heavyweights George For(...)

Khalifa Haftar, the military commander who dominates eastern Libya, has turned down a truce put forward by Russia and Turkey. File photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Libyan rebel general Khalifa Haftar has rejected a joint Russian and Turkish appeal for a ceasefire, advanced on the western city of Misrata, and anno(...)

Imelda Marcos in The Kingmaker. Photograph: Lauren Greenfield

The Kingmaker, Lauren Greenfield’s remarkable film about the shoe-obsessed former first lady of the Philippines,  exposes how Imelda Marc(...)

Hashem Abedi, the younger brother of Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi, pictured after he was arrested in Tripoli, Libya. File photograph: Libyan interior ministry/EPA

The brother of a suicide bomber who attacked a concert in the British city of Manchester in 2017 was extradited from Libya on Wednesday and arrested (...)

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