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Members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps march during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of the outbreak of the 1980-1988 war with Iraq, in the capital Tehran on Saturday. In Iran’s southwestern city of Ahvaz during commemoration of the same event, dozens of people were killed in an attack. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

Soldiers in dress uniform lay prone in the street. Others, apparently heavily armed, faced the assailants, then threw themselves to the ground without(...)

White House chief of staff John Kelly  and deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein following a meeting at the White House on Monday. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

The future of US deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein remained in the balance on Monday night amid reports that the senior US justice official was c(...)

The moment with the greatest potential for fireworks is tomorrow’s meeting of the UN security council, which, owing to the rotating chairmanship, will be steered by Trump himself. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Some 133 heads of state and government will be in New York this week for the United Nations general assembly, but the enduring pulling-power of the an(...)

People gather during a funeral for the victims of assault that killed 25 people, in the streets of the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz, Iran. Photograph:  Tasnim News Agency/via Reuters

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday that the attackers who killed 25 people at a military parade were paid by Saudi Arabia an(...)

Algeria’s energy minister Mustapha Guitouni speaks to the media at the Opec meeting in Algiers on Sunday.

Opec’s leader Saudi Arabia and its biggest oil-producer ally outside the group, Russia, ruled out on Sunday any immediate, additional increase in crud(...)

A soldier running past injured comrades lying on the ground at the scene of an attack on the military parade. Photograph: Morteza Jaberian/AFP

Gunmen fired on a military parade in southwestern Iran on Saturday, killing 25 people, almost half of them members of the Revolutionary Guards, state (...)

Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah addresses  supporters on a screen in Beirut, Lebanon. Hizbullah will maintain a presence in Syria “until further notice”. Photograph: Aziz Taher/Reuters

The leader of the Iranian-backed militant group, Hizbullah, has declared the movement’s fighters will remain in Syria as long as Damascus requires mil(...)

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner:  a judge has accused her of heading up a “criminal organisation” during her eight years as president between 2007 and 2015. Photograph: EPA/David Fernandez

Former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner has said her opponents can “excavate all of Patagonia” in their bid to prove her corruption, but said the(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin following their talks in Sochi on Monday.  Turkish-US relations have soured, encouraging Moscow to establish a bilateral regional strategic alliance.  Photograph: Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool via Reuters

The decision by Russia and Turkey to establish a demilitarised zone around Syrian’s Idlib province to avert a Syrian army offensive to recapture the j(...)

 Russian president Vladimir Putin (right) shakes hands with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan during their meeting in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in Sochi. Photograph: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AFP/Getty Images

Russian and Turkish troops are to enforce a new demilitarised zone in Syria’s Idlib region from which “radical” rebels will be required to withdraw b(...)

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