Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian:  the newspaper has urged Iran’s leaders to overturn the guilty verdict. He has 20 days to appeal.  Photograph: Zoeann Murphy/The Washington Post/Reuters

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, who has been detained for more than a year on charges including espionage, has been convicted in Iran. (...)

US president Barack Obama points to Bear Glacier during a boat tour of the Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska. He used the trip to press home the message that changes unfolding in the Arctic pose an urgent threat to local populations and the rest of the world. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Last April, two experienced polar researchers set off from the remote Canadian outpost of Resolute Bay, planning to ski 400km across the high Arctic. (...)

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson: Rupert Murdoch tweeted: ‘What about a real black president who can properly address the racial divide?’ Photograph: Darren McCollester/Getty Images

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has apologised for remarks made in support of Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, saying he didn’t mean to cause (...)

House majority leader Kevin McCarthy and his wife Judy walk out of the caucus room after he announced  he will not be a candidate for Speaker of the House. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Chaos descended on the US Capitol yesterday after Republican Kevin McCarthy, in a shock move, withdrew his name in the race to become the next Speaker(...)

US Republican candidate Dr Ben Carson described as ’terrific’ by Rupert Murdoch. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has apologised after he suggested US president Barack Obama was not a ‘real black president’. In a tweet praising Republica(...)

International president of  Médecins Sans Frontières Joanne Liu, flanked by  MSF lead counsel Françoise Saulnier and general director of MSF Switzerland Bruno Jochum, at a press conference in Geneva on Wednesday. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Médecins Sans Frontières has called for an independent inquiry under the Geneva Conventions into a US air strike on a hospital in Afghanistan that k(...)

 General John Campbell testifies before the Senate armed services committee in Washington, DC. The commander said the MSF hospital was “mistakenly struck” by US forces. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

US special forces, rather than their Afghan allies, called in the deadly air strike on the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, the U(...)

Afghans donate blood for those injured in Kunduz fighting, in Kabul, Afghanistan. The bombing of a hospital in Kunduz killed 22 people, 12 of them Médecins Sans Frontières staff. Photograph: Hedayatullah Amid/EPA

While the US frequently calls for the transfer of high-profile fugitives into the hands of the International Criminal Court, it has been notable this (...)

Army general John Campbell, commander of US forces in Afghanistan, prepares to testify for a hearing before the senate armed services committee  in Washington, on Tuesday. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The deadly air strike that hit a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz was a mistake made within the US chain of command, the American commander of in(...)

Melinda St Louis protests against Trans-Pacific Partnership meetings in Atlanta, USA. Photograph: Tami Chappell/Reuters

The US, Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim nations have struck the largest trade pact in two decades, in a huge strategic and political victory for US pre(...)