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People in Afghanistan are being urged to vote in large numbers in Thursday’s presidential election despite an upsurge in attacks by the Taliban who
People from across Europe have taken part in a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the “Pan-European Picnic” — a gathering that enabled hundreds
The US and Switzerland have struck a deal to settle a tax evasion dispute surrounding customers of Swiss bank UBS.
The banking giant has agreed
A joint Franco-Spanish police operation has led to the arrest of three suspected key members of the armed Basque separatist group ETA.
As Russia buries its dead from the Siberian dam disaster there is mounting anger among local people against the authorities.
The confirmed death
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad looks set for a rough ride in getting his new cabinet accepted by Iran’s parliament.
The full ministerial line-up
How legitimate the Afghan people consider the elections is crucial. Logistics is part of the challenge: making sure the right material is in the
Insurgents have stepped up their efforts to derail Afghanistan’s presidential election tomorrow.
Gunmen stormed a bank and battled security
Most Taliban members are Pashtuns, a people who for centuries dominated a vast territory straddling Pakistan and Afghanistan. In 1893 the frontier
On one of the bloodiest days in Baghdad this year, around a hundred people have been killed and around 600 wounded in a series of bomb and mortar
The funerals have taken place of victims of the flood at a dam in southern Russia on Monday.
Thirteen people are confirmed as dead. But the
A joint French-Spanish operation has led to the capture of three men suspected of being key members of the armed Basque separatist group
A rapid-fire series of bomb and mortar attacks in Baghdad has killed around 75 people and wounded more than 300 in the heavily guarded Green Zone
Afghanistan’s pre-election violence is unrelenting. In one of the latest incidents, three armed men in a bank building in central Kabul were killed
Ever had your luggage lost while on your travels?
Thousands of bags and suitcases go missing every day in Europe’s airports. Here is what the
Russia says it has arrested eight people in connection with the hijacking of the merchant ship, Arctic Sea.
And Russia, whose navy tracked the
As the suicide rate soars in France’s overcrowded prisons, the country’s justice minister has announced measures aimed at stemming the tide
A deal to settle the US tax case against the Swiss bank UBS could be sewn up today.
The agreement should help UBS to restore its image and will
Some 64 missing workers, trapped in one of Russia’s biggest power plants after an explosion, are almost certainly dead.
Now relatives have been
With just one day to go before Afghanistan’s presidential election, security forces are on full alert in the face of the Taliban threat.