‘Scared’ World Cup migrants face Russia deportation

Like thousands of other Africans, Lamin came to Russia during the 2018 tournament on a “Fan ID” that allowed spectators to bypass the country’s usual visa requirements. While most came purely to watch the football, others had plans to stay on and find work or claim asylum in Russia. But seven months after the World Cup, their hopes are dashed and the Russian interior ministry has said it is stepping up measures to deport all over-staying guests by the end of March.

Ukraine marks five years since bloody Maidan uprising

Protesters march with torches from Maidan Square, in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, towards the Interior Ministry, to demand justice for demonstrators who were killed five years ago during the Maidan revolution, which ousted a pro-Moscow government but sparked war in the east of the country and led to Russia annexing Crimea.

Tunisian police secures perimeter at scene of suicide attack (3)

Tunisian security forces stand guard as they take security measures by cordoning off the area after a woman blew herself up in the centre of Tunis near police vehicles, injuring nine people, according to the interior ministry.

Tunis: security at the scene of a suicide blast

Images of security at the scene of a suicide blast. A woman suicide bomber blew herself up Monday near police vehicles in the centre of the Tunisian capital, injuring nine people, the interior ministry said. IMAGES

Tunisians wade through the mud following flash floods

Tunisians clear the mud from the streets of the town of Mohamedia following flash floods in the north of Tunisia. Flash flooding in Tunisia has killed at least five people while a further two are unaccounted for, the interior ministry said. IMAGES