A Cossack militiaman attacks Nadezhda Tolokonnikova as she and fellow members of the punk band Pussy Riot, including Maria Alekhina, centre, in the pink balaclava, stage a protest performance in Sochi, Russia. The group had gathered in a downtown restaurant, about 30km from where the Winter Olympics are being held.
A handout photo issued by Christian Aid shoes Maracillina Amee, 68, who was attacked in the 1990s by Lord’s Resistance Army soldiers, who cut off her nose and killed her 10-year-old daughter, is to receive plastic surgery via the Refugee Law Project. A multimedia exhibition to mark Tuesday’s International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers, “In Kony’s Shadow”, documents the stories of those who survived the terror of Joseph Kony’s LRA in northern Uganda. The exhibition opens on March 5 at Gallery@Oxo, in London Read more
An Egyptian policeman walks through the site of a car bomb explosion that struck the Cairo police headquarters on Friday. Read more
Flames rise from burning cars at the site of a car bomb that targeted Beirut’s southern suburb of Haret Hreik. A large car bomb killed five people and wounded at least 20 in south Beirut, a health ministry source told AFP. Read more
A member of the Afghan security forces watches burning Nato supply trucks after what police officials say was an attack by militants in the Torkham area near the Pakistani-Afghan border in Jalalabad Province. The attack killed one police officer and wounded three others, according to the police. Read more
An Indian labourer erects a stage in front of the Taj Mahal hotel on the fifth anniversary of the Mumbai terror attacks
Israeli soldiers in chemical warfare suits carry a dummy during a simulated chemical missile attack in the central Israeli city of Beit Shemesh, on Wednesday.
Pakistani Christian protesters chant slogans to condemn a Peshawar suicide attack on a church in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistani Christians denounced the attack against members of their faith when a pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up amid hundreds of worshippers outside a historic church in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday. The placard on the right reads: ‘give us protection’. Read more
An Israeli woman carries her son and gas masks for her family outside a gas masks distribution center in Tel Aviv, Israel on Wednesday. Large crowds of Israelis have lined up at gas mask distribution centres across the country in anticipation of a possible Syrian attack on Israel. Read more
A soldier mans a checkpoint in Sana’a. On Monday, Britain and France extended the closure of their embassies in the Yemen capital after a US warning of a possible militant attack in the region. The Arab country has stepped up security at ports and airports. Read more