Putin tells West he has no 'plans to accelerate an arms race'

Russian President Vladimir Putin's victory has received a muted reception abroad, with many international leaders slow to congratulate him.


Qatar-Gulf crisis: All the latest updates

Today is the 288th day of blockade.

Reporter's Notebook

Mohammed bin Salman and the influence of lobbying power

The Saudis have entrenched lobbying networks in Washington, DC through investing millions of dollars for influence.

Saudi crown prince's visit to White House sheds light on pro-Saudi lobby

Inside Story

What does FBI deputy director's firing mean for Russia probe?

There are fears President Donald Trump might try and sack the Special Counsel Robert Mueller.


Zimbabweans doubt over Mnangagwa's corruption crackdown

Zimbabwe's president says $591m in state funds have been returned during an amnesty on stolen state funds, but it's less than half of what he had hoped and Zimbabweans don't expect senior officials to be prosecuted.


EU to investigate alleged Facebook data breach

Probe comes just days after news broke about the alleged misuse of personal data of 50 million Facebook users.


Russia demands proof as poisoning row worsens

Rhetoric follows pressure on Moscow to reveal details of supply of Novichok, used in 'attempted murder' of double agent.

Sergei Skripal poisoning: Russia demands proof or apology


What is next for Russia after Putin's victory?

It was always expected to be a Vladimir Putin victory, but the question was how many voters would turn up for Russia's presidential election.


Saudi crown prince: 'Iran is harbouring al-Qaeda' leaders

Mohammed bin Salman says Iran is hosting the son of Osama bin Laden.


The Trump 'virus' spreads to Canada

Doug Ford, a Trump-like 'faux populist', is on his way to becoming the next premier of Canada's largest province.

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Andrew Mitrovica

Vladimir Putin

Russia: President Putin easily wins new six-year term

Putin wins his fourth term, but many eyes are on voter turnout in the face of an opposition boycott.


French citizen in Jerusalem arrested over weapons smuggling

Employee of the French consulate accused of smuggling dozens of weapons from Gaza Strip to the West Bank.

French citizen in Jerusalem arrested over weapons smuggling


Crimea votes in Russian election for first time

Presidential election took place on the fourth anniversary of the 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.


Trump slams Mueller investigation, draws Republican ire

Republicans mobilise to prevent dismissal as president questions special counsel's impartiality in election probe.


UN backs 'free, fair, credible' July elections in Zimbabwe

Vote will be the first big test for Emmerson Mnangagwa who became Zimbabwe's president in November.

UN backs 'free, fair, credible' July elections in Zimbabwe