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Anti-government protesters attempt to break a door inside an office of the pro-presidential Party of the Regions in Kiev. Photograph:  REUTERS/Andrew Kravchenko/Pool

Ukrainian riot police have advanced onto a central Kiev square occupied by protesters, after at least 14 people died in the worst day of viole(...)

Thai rice farmers face with army soldiers during their rally at a temporary office for the cabinet of caretaker prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra in Bangkok. Photograph: Narong Sangnak/EPA.

Hundreds of unpaid Thai rice farmers swarmed around the temporary office of prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra today, threatening to storm the (...)

Iraqi Sunni Muslim tribesmen take their positions with their weapons during clashes with the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in the city of Ramadi, 100 km  west of Baghdad. Photograph: Reuters.

Iraqi troops and allied tribesmen killed 57 Islamist militants in Anbar province today, the defence ministry said, in advance of a possible assault on(...)

Iraqi security forces take position with their weapons during clashes with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in province of Anbar on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

Al-Qaeda’s general command said today it had no links with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), in an apparent attempt to reassert its aut(...)

China’s Defence Ministry said the Chinese naval vessel was conducting ‘normal patrols’ when the two vessels ‘met’. Photograph: Reuters

China has confirmed an incident between a Chinese naval vessel and a US warship in the South China Sea, after Washington said a US guided missile cru(...)

The Izvestia report followed a story in German newspaper Bild on Saturday that said secret satellite imagery showed Iskander-M missiles stationed near the Polish border. Photograph: Evgeny Stetsko/Getty Images

Russia has deployed Iskander missiles with a range of hundreds of kilometres in its Baltic Sea exclave of Kaliningrad, which borders Nato members Pola(...)

During his visit to the region last week, US vice president Joe Biden expressed support for allies South Korea and Japan in their defiance of China’s air defence zone. Photograph: Lee Jin-man/Reuters

South Korea has extended its own air defence identification zone to overlap with a similar area declared by China two weeks ago, as regional tensions (...)

Smoke rises from the Defence Ministry’s compound after an attack, in Sana’a today. The Yemeni Defence Ministry said the attack had targeted a hospital inside the complex and the situation was now under control. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

At least 20 people were killed in a car bomb and gun battle at the Yemeni defence ministry compound in the capital Sana’a in one of the most seriou(...)

The tiny islands in the East China Sea, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. China said yesterday it had monitored two unarmed US bombers that flew over the East China Sea in defiance of its declaration it was exercising greater military control over the area. Photograph: AP/Kyodo News.

Tensions in the East China Sea escalated on Wednesday after the Chinese government said it had monitored two American B-52 bombers that flew over its (...)

Japan Coast Guard vessel PS206 Houou sails in front of Uotsuri island, one of the disputed islands known as the Senkaku in Japan and the Diaoyu in China, in the East China Sea in this August 18th, 2013 file photo. Photograph: Ruairidh Villar/Reuters

Australia has summoned China’s ambassador to express concern over its imposition of an “Air Defence Identification Zone” over the East China Sea, the (...)

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