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‘Fat Leonard’ US navy bribery fugitive seeks asylum in Venezuela after fleeing house arrest

The fugitive behind the US navy bribery scandal – nicknamed “Fat Leonard” – has requested asylum in Venezuela following his arrest, a law enforcement official has revealed. Leonard Glenn Francis,…

Satellite pictures show miles of queuing Russians fleeing Putin’s order

New satellite images showing large numbers of Russians fleeing to Georgia and Mongolia have been released after Vladimir Putin’s order to mobilise hundreds of thousands of reservists for the conflict…

Shooting at conscription office and another centre attacked with Molotov cocktails after Putin’s mobilisation order

A man has opened fire on an enlistment centre and another recruitment office has been attacked with Molotov cocktails – after Vladimir Putin ordered the conscription of at least 300,000…

Mahsa Amini was ‘tortured and insulted’ by police before death in Iran

Mahsa Amini, the young woman whose death in police custody has prompted mass protests in Iran, was “tortured and insulted” before she died, her cousin has said. In an exclusive…

Estonia warns Russian residents they could be banned from EU if they answer draft to fight in Ukraine

Estonia has warned residents they will be banned from the EU if they join Vladimir Putin’s army, as Finland looks set to stop Russian tourists from crossing its border. On…

Hundreds arrested in a dozen cities across Russia as protests over mobilisation continue

Protests over mobilisation have taken place in more than a dozen cities across Russia. Police arrested hundreds of people as authorities seek to crack down on dissent over the Ukraine…

Iran’s president says protesters should be ‘confronted decisively’ following death of woman in custody

Iran’s president says protesters should be “confronted decisively” following nationwide anti-government unrest sparked by the death of a young woman in police custody. Authorities have been cracking down for days…

Devastation left behind by Russians revealed as shroud of secrecy around Kherson lifted

The southern counteroffensive by the Ukrainians to recapture the city of Kherson has been known about but unseen. The entire frontline has been closed to everyone for over two weeks,…

Draft-age Russians flee country as plane ticket prices soar and border crossings increase

Draft-aged Russians have apparently begun to flee the country as it enters is biggest conscription drive since the Second World War – with plane ticket prices soaring above $5,000 (£4,443)…

‘Reasonable grounds’ to believe war crimes committed in Ukraine, says international court

The foreign secretary has called on countries to reject the “charade” of referenda to be held in Russian-controlled regions in eastern and southern Ukraine. Speaking at the United Nations Security…

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