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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(...)

A woman in a detention centre in Tripoli, Libya in  June 2017. File photograph:  Florian Gaertner/Photothek via Getty Images

The EU and the UN are calling for an investigation into the shooting of three Sudanese people who were killed this week after they were intercepted at(...)

Yasin Abu Bakr, the leader of Jamaat al-Muslimeen, a radical group in the twin island state of Trinidad and Tobago, the scene of the western world’s only Islamist attempted coup d’état, on July 27th, 1990.

The usual raucous Friday after-work gathering at the harbour bar fell silent as all attention focused on the sole television set in the corner. We wat(...)

Coffins of the victims of the Srebrenica massacre are taken from a former battery factory in Potocari, about three miles from Srebrenica, to be buried at a nearby cemetery and memorial centre in Bosnia, on July 10th, 2016. Photograph: Andrew Testa/New York Times

“Thousands of men executed and buried in mass graves, hundreds of men buried alive, men and women mutilated and slaughtered, children killed before th(...)

  Cypriot foreign minister Nikos Christodoulides (right) and EU high representative for foreign affairs and security policy Josep Borrell  address a joint press conference following their meeting at the   in Nicosia. Photograph:  EPA

The European Union’s foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell expressed his “strong solidarity” with Cyprus on a visit to the island amid increasing tensio(...)

A demonstration in the  centre of  Tripoli on Sunday. Photograph: Mahmud Turkia/AFP via Getty Images

The United Nations-backed government in Tripoli is refusing to attend talks on the future of Libya in Cairo on Tuesday after Egypt threatened military(...)

Forensic officers work near Forbury Gardens, in Reading town centre, the scene of a multiple stabbing attack that took place on Saturday evening. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

Police are treating as a terrorist incident a mass stabbing in Reading on Saturday that left three people dead and a number of others injured. A 25-ye(...)

Justin Trudeau: He and his team mounted a frantic late effort to secure votes – but it was too late. Photograph:  Dave Chan/AFP via Getty Images

When Justin Trudeau was first elected in 2015, he promised that his victory would help Canada vault back on to the world stage, and reclaim a global i(...)

Children at a displaced persons camp in the Khokha district of Yemen’s western province of Hodeida. Photograph: Khaled Ziad/AFP via Getty Images

One in 97 people on Earth have now been forcibly displaced, according to the latest annual UN Refugee Agency global trends report, which says that 79.(...)

Al-Qaeda militant Abdelmalek Droukdel has been killed by French forces in Mali. File photograph: Thomas Coex/AFP via Getty

France said on Friday its military forces had killed al-Qaeda’s North Africa chief Abdelmalek Droukdel, a key Islamist fighter that its forces had bee(...)

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