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 Russian military police officers check a weapons factory left behind by members of the Army of Islam group, in the town of Douma, the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack. Photograph: Hassan Ammar/AP

International inspectors have entered the Syrian town where an alleged chemical attack was carried out earlier this month, following delays by Syrian (...)

New political movements, such as French president Emmanuel Macron’s En Marche, are disparaged for their intellectual vacuity – until they win. Photograph: Charles Platiau via AP

If the worst thing that can happen to a new project is to be ignored, a party of the British centre ground has a chance, after all. The latest people(...)

An RAF Tornado takes off from a base in Akrotiri, Cyprus, to participate in joint operational strikes  by the US, France and Britain in Syria. Photograph: Mod via AP

British prime minister Theresa May has defended her decision to launch air strikes against Syria without prior parliamentary approval, describing the (...)

The  Kremlin:  trying to penetrate their computer networks in the West.  Photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

The United States and Britain on Monday issued a first-of-its-kind joint warning about Russian cyberattacks against government and private organisatio(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May  in the House of Commons yesterday.

Chemical weapons have been used more than 50 times in Syria’s ghastly civil war, according to international investigators, only occasionally attractin(...)

Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia had not tampered with the site of the alleged chemical weapons attack on April 7th  in Douma, Syria. Photograph: Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images

Western diplomats accused Syria and Russia on Monday of preventing weapons inspectors from reaching the site of an alleged chemical attack by the Syri(...)

Prime minister Theresa May listens to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaking after she made a statement to MPs in the House of Commons over her decision to launch air strikes against Syria. Photograph: PA Wire

If Theresa May had any doubts about her decision to launch air strikes against Syria without prior parliamentary approval, she showed no sign of it on(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May making a statement in the House of Commons defending British participation in air strikes on Syria. Photograph: AFP/PRU/Getty Images

Theresa May faced widespread criticism from opposition MPs on Monday for her failure to consult parliament ahead of Saturday’s air strikes against Syr(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney (right) speaks with British foreign secretary Boris Johnson during a  meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg on Monda. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP

EU foreign ministers on Monday expressed “understanding” rather than outright support for the weekend attack on Syria by the US, UK and France, in a p(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Simon Coveney can “understand” why the US, France and Britain carried out air strikes against Syria over the weekend, he has said. The 105 missiles w(...)

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