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US president Donald Trump on his way to a rally in Florida on Wednesday. “We’re going to be prepared – they’re not coming into our country,” he said of migrants heading towards the US. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has pledged to send up to 15,000 troops to the US border as he ramped up his anti-immigration rhetoric ahead of next week’s (...)

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New Zealand is the easiest country in which to do business, according to the latest World Bank report, which ranks 190 economies, taking into account (...)

'I knew few people as skilled at explaining the mood of the Arab street and the intricacies of Arab politics' as Jamal Khashoggi, above. Photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

I first met Jamal Khashoggi in January 1992, when we were both covering the military coup that prevented the Islamic Salvation Front winning parliamen(...)

Election observers watch the counting of ballots during parliamentary elections at a polling station in Kabul, Afghanistan on Sunday. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters.

Afghans unable to vote in Saturday’s parliamentary election after hundreds of polling stations failed to open were given another chance to cast their (...)

Afghan women cast their votes during parliamentary elections at a polling station in Kabul, Afghanistan October 20th, 2018. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

Afghans braved chaotic delays outside polling stations and the threat of militant attacks to vote in parliamentary elections on Saturday that were see(...)

European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier walks with UUP MEP Jim Nicholson prior to a meeting at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium October 9th, 2018. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/Reuters

In probably his last annual conference as an MEP, Jim Nicholson told Ulster Unionist Party members on Saturday that he voted “Remain” in the Brexit vo(...)

People attend the burial of Gen Abdul Razeq, the Kandahar police commander who was killed in an attack in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on Thursday. Photograph: Ismail Sameem/Reuters

Saturday’s parliamentary election in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar will be delayed by a week after the assassination of one of the country(...)

Gen Abdul Razeq, the police chief of Kandahar province in Afghanistan, who was killed in an attack by the Taliban on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

Gen Abdul Razeq, one of Afghanistan’s most powerful security officials, was killed on Thursday when a bodyguard opened fire following a meeting in the(...)

Jamal Khashoggi: a man who knew too much. Photograph: Mohammed al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi had been a regime insider for decades and knew how the kingdom’s rulers and security services dealt with dissidents. (...)

Children wait to receive food rations in Sana’a, Yemen. War-torn Yemen is one of six countries identified in a new report as having ‘alarming’ levels of hunger. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/ EPA

Hunger is a persistent threat to the lives of almost 70 million forcibly displaced people across the globe – the highest number since records began, a(...)

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