A screen grab taken on January 4th, from a YouTube video originally taken by Myanmar constable Zaw Myo Htike, shows policemen standing guard around Rohingya villagers in Kotankauk during a police area clearance operation on November 5th, 2016. Photograph: Zaw Myo Htike/AFP/Getty Images

When the Myanmar military closed in on the village of Pwint Phyu Chaung, everyone had a few seconds to make a choice. Noor Ankis (25) chose to remai(...)

An image shows a pool of blood and damage tp a classroom after it was reportedly hit by rebel rocket fire in the Furqan neighbourhood of the government-held side of west Aleppo, on Sunday. Photograph: George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images

The remaining hospitals on the rebel-held side of Aleppo have been badly damaged and forced to stop providing care amid an intensifying bombardment, a(...)

The Kurdish HDP’s co-chairman, Selahattin Demirtas, who has been indicted on charges of promoting terrorist propaganda and insulting the Turkish state. He faces a five-year jail term. Photograph: Lukas Lehmann/ EPA

In the shadow of a countrywide purge and campaign of arrests following last month’s failed coup d’etat, Turkey has escalated its operations in restive(...)

Demonstrators shout slogans in support of reforms introduced by Iraq’s prime minister Haider al-Abadi. Photograph: Haidar Hamdani/AFP/Getty Images

Iraq’s parliament voted unanimously yesterday for the biggest shakeup in its governing system since the US military occupation, eliminating entire la(...)

A sign for the China Juba People’s Hospital in Juba, South Sudan. China stepped up its engagement with the newly-independent country this year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Among those anxiously watching this week’s violence in South Sudan is one of the world’s youngest nation’s newest friends: China. The clashes that beg(...)

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