Matteo Salvini and Viktor Orban. Mr Orban called Mr Salvini ‘the most important person in Europe today’ for refusing to accept migrants arriving to Italy by ship from north Africa. Photograph: Szilard Koszticsak/EPA

The United Nations human rights office has called on Hungary to stop denying food to migrants detained in a so-called transit zone on the country’s bo(...)

Pastor and activist Evan Mawarire arrives to appear in court in Harare, Zimbabwe. He  faces charges of subverting a constitutionally elected government. Photograph: Aaron Ufumeli

Hundreds of Zimbabweans arrested during anti-government protests were detained on Friday on public order charges, as the United Nations urged an end t(...)

Congolese independent electoral commission officials count presidential ballots in Kinshasa. Photograph: Jerome Delay/AP Photo

Democratic Republic of Congo’s electoral commission accused the country’s Catholic Church on Friday of “preparing an insurrection” by saying it knows (...)

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (right) arriving at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd,  in a video grab from CCTV footage obtained by Turkish news agency DHA. Photograph:  Demiroren News Agency/AFP/Getty Images

Top Turkish security officials have concluded that Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on orders from (...)

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman and Egyptian opposition politician Ayman Nour (left) hold pictures of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on Monday. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey said on Tuesday it would search Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul where Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi vanished last week, as close ally B(...)

Anti-government activists build a barricade in Venezuela’s third city, Valencia. Photograph: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images

Venezuelan security forces have systematically wielded excessive force to suppress protests, killing dozens, and have arbitrarily detained 5,000 peopl(...)

Iraqi special forces pull with a rope the body of an Isis fighter before handing the body over to villagers for burial near Karamah, south of Mosul. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

Isis militants have executed scores more people around the northern Iraqi city of Mosul this week and are reported to be stockpiling dangerous chemica(...)

People displaced by the fighting around Mosul  at Al-Khazer refugee camp, east of the Iraqi city, on Friday. Photograph: Thaier Al-Sudaini/Reuters

Iraqi special forces said they recaptured six districts of eastern Mosul on Friday, expanding the army’s foothold in the Islamic State bastion a day a(...)

An Iraqi forces tank advances towards the village of Abu Shuwayhah, south of jihadist-held Mosul, on November 1st, 2016. Photograph: Ahmad al-RubayeAFP/Getty Images

US-backed Iraqi forces moved closer on Wednesday to a town south of Mosul where aid groups and regional officials say Islamic State has executed doze(...)

A Kurdish  peshmerga soldier carries a boy displaced by the fighting near Mosul   upon his arrival at Al Khazar camp near Hassan Sham, east of the Iraqi city, on Friday. Photograph: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

Islamic State fighters have killed scores of people and are using tens of thousands more as human shields as government and Kurdish forces battle to (...)