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A burned bus at the site of a deadly explosion, in Damascus, Syria on Wednesday. Photograph: SANA/AP

A blast on an army bus in Damascus on Wednesday killed 14 people, state media reported, the deadliest bombing in the Syrian capital in years, quickly(...)

The earthquake struck off the Greek island of Karpathos early on Tuesday. Photograph: iStock

An earthquake struck off the Greek island of Karpathos early on Tuesday, shaking towns and cities across the eastern Mediterranean, witnesses and medi(...)

People queue for food aid in the Amhara region of northern Ethiopia on Sunday. Photograph:  Jemal Countess/Getty Images

The conflict in northern Ethiopia has escalated sharply in recent days as Ethiopian forces began a sweeping offensive in a bid to reverse recent gains(...)

Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin last month. Photograph: Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images

For a man who has spent the last decade battling armed rebels, being shunned in international forums and watching a brutal civil war dismantle his eco(...)

 Luton-based EasyJet  has rejected a takeover approach from Hungarian rival Wizz Air.  Photograph: David Parry/PA Wire

EasyJet declared the recovery in aviation “is under way” as it forecast its second £1 billion annual loss in a row. The low-cost airline on Tuesday sa(...)

Shares in Tesco surged as much as 11.8 per cent this week, as it reported a better-than-expected 16.6 per cent jump in core-retail operating profits for the six months to August. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Tesco’s Cork-born chief, Ken Murphy, has spotted a surge in activity in the supermarket giant’s frozen aisles of late, with customers snapping up turk(...)

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen at a press conference during an EU-Western Balkans summit in Brdo pri Kranju, in Kranj, Slovenia, on Wednesday. Photograph: Igor Kupljenik/ EPA

EU leaders were never going to convince the Western Balkans six that there remains a real “European perspective” for them – code for accession prospec(...)

Dr Ugur Sahin, who along with his wife Dr Ozlem Tureci founded the German company BioNTech. Both are children of migrants to Germany. Photograph: BioNTech via PA

Germany has marked the 60th anniversary of the labour agreements that invited in entire generations of so-called Gastarbeiter or “Guest Workers” from (...)

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire: ‘Ireland is in the process of evolving ...and a compromise can emerge around 15 per cent as the real effective rate.’ Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

The Irish Government has changed its position on the State’s flagship 12.5 per cent corporation tax rate ahead of a landmark OECD meeting, and a compr(...)

Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s president,  at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

The protracted process of mending troubled regional relations and ending risky rivalries appears to have been given impetus by two key Middle Eastern (...)

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