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When he formally relinquishes power on Wednesday, Donald Trump will leave behind a country reeling from the devastating fallout from his misrule. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

After four chaotic years, it was the final public act of the Trump presidency that gave us its abiding image. The violent storming of the US Capitol b(...)

Mike Pompeo: said  Iran  has taken over from Afghanistan and Pakistan as al-Qaeda’s   main “sanctuary for the terror group’s senior leaders as they plan attacks against America and our allies”. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo’s accusation that Iran has become al-Qaeda’s home base, which he made in a speech on Tuesday, is intended to undermi(...)

Mike Pompeo:  said  the terrorist designation would give the US “additional tools” to pile pressure on Iran, which has supported Houthi rebels. Photograph:  Tami Chappell/AFP)  via Getty Images

Aid agencies have sharply criticised the Trump administration’s decision to designate Yemen’s Houthi rebels a terrorist organisation, warning it will(...)

 South Korea’s deputy foreign minister Choi Jong-kun (L) meeting with his Iranian counterpart Abbas Araghchi, in the Iranian capital Tehran on Sunday.  Handout photograph: Iranian Foreign Ministry/AFP via Getty Images

Iran’s capture of a South Korean-flagged tanker at sea last week has been described by the United States as extortion. But Tehran says it is Seoul tha(...)

(Medical staff members wearing protective clothing to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in the city, arriving with a patient at the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan, in central China’s Hubei province. Photograph Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images

Communist-run Cuba said late on Friday it had signed an accord with Iran to transfer the technology for its most advanced coronavirus vaccine candidat(...)

The wreckage of the Ukrainian  passenger   aircraft downed by Iranian armed forces on January 8th, 2020, near Tehran, killing all 176 people  on board. Photograph:  EPA/Abedin Taherkenareh

A year after Iran shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet near Tehran airport it is under growing international pressure to try those responsible and comp(...)

Arab governments have remained diplomatically silent as their citizens have poured scorn on Wednesday’s storming of the US Capitol by supporters of pr(...)

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani attending the 41st Gulf Co-operation Council summit. Photograph: Bandar Alajaloud/Saudi royal court/EPA

Qatar’s return to the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) after 3½ years of blockade by Saudi Arabia, the Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt is a major diplomati(...)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: Some  believe the prince’s push to repair relations with Qatar are partly motivated by efforts to improve his standing with US president-elect Joe Biden. Handout photograph: Bandar Al-Jaloud/Saudi Royal Palace/AFP via Getty Images

Saudi Arabia has agreed to reopen its land, air and sea borders with Qatar in a move to end a dispute lasting more than three years that triggered an (...)

The South Korean navy’s destroyer Choi Young. It has arrived in the Strait of Hormuz. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

South Korean forces have arrived in waters near the Strait of Hormuz as pressure builds on Iran to free a South Korean tanker it seized along with its(...)

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