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US president Donald Trump takes questions from reporters at his private club, Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Florida on December 24th. Photograph: New York Times

US president Donald Trump warned Iraq that it could face “very big sanctions” if it forces US troops to leave the country, as the fallout from last we(...)

United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (Unifil) armoured vehicles patrol the area around the southern Lebanese town of Kfar Kila on the border with Israel on January 3rd, 2020. Photograph: Ali Dia/AFP/Getty

Hundreds of Irish troops serving on a United Nations mission in south Lebanon were bracing this weekend for potential exchanges of fire between Hizbul(...)

US president Donald Trump warned the US is targeting 52 sites in Iran and will hit them ‘very fast and very hard’. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty

US president Donald Trump has warned Iran that the US could strike 52 Iranian sites if provoked, in a significant escalation of rhetoric following the(...)

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei meeting family of    Qassem Suleimani in Tehran. The general  was killed in a targeted US strike as he left Baghdad International Airport  on Friday morning. Photograph: office of the Iranian supreme leader via AP

Tehran on Friday night vowed to avenge the killing of its most senior military commander by US forces, prompting fears that the US and Iran could be (...)

US president Donald Trump: The United States does not seek regime change in Iran. Photograph: Reuters

US president Donald Trump said on Friday he ordered the killing of Qassem Suleimani to stop a war, not start one, saying the Iranian military commande(...)

Militant Islamist fighters take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province in Syria. Militant Islamist fighters have declared and Islamic ‘caliphate’ after capturing large swathes of territory in Iraq. Photograph: Reuters

The United States is ramping up its military presence in Iraq, deploying around 300 additional troops as well as helicopters and drone aircraft in (...)

 Private  Bradley Manning being escorted from a military court  at Fort Meade, Maryland, yesterday, after his court appearance. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Private Bradley Manning put military secrets into the hands of Osama bin Laden himself, US prosecutors claimed, as the army intelligence analyst went (...)