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A Huawei facility in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Photograph: Chris Wattie/Reuters

The United States will proceed with the formal extradition from Canada of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, Canada’s ambassador to the United States told(...)

Guided missiles seen in the sky during what is reported to be an attack in Damascus, Syria. Photograph: Youmiyat Qadifat Hawun fi Damashq/Reuters

Amid fears that the two countries are heading towards a major confrontation, Israel and Iran continued to threaten each other on Monday, indicating th(...)

Perhaps the strongest sign the Trump administration is turning its back on Brussels is the decision to downgrade the status of the EU ambassador in Washington. Photograph: John Thys/AFP

Earlier this week members of Congress, officials and senior foreign policy experts squeezed into a conference room on Capitol Hill for a panel debate.(...)

Speaker of the House, Democrat Nancy Pelosi  speaks during a press briefing on the 27th day of a partial government shutdown. Photograph: Reuters/Joshua Roberts

US president Donald Trump has cancelled the US delegation’s trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos as the impasse over the US government shutdown d(...)

Chinese worshippers receive the Eucharist from a priest as they attend a Mass on  Christmas Eve 2018 at a Catholic church in Beijing. Photograph:  Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images

The persecution of Christians in China is the worst it has been for more than a decade, with at least 50 million people expected to experience some fo(...)

A Boeing 707 cargo plane that crashed into a residential complex near the Iranian capital Tehran. Photograph: Hasan Shirvani/AFP/Getty Images

A decades-old Iranian Boeing 707 military cargo plane has crashed while trying to land west of Iran’s capital, killing 15 people on board and leaving (...)

Richard Ratcliffe, husband of jailed British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe speaks to journalists after giving a press conference in London to mark the start of her hunger strike in Tehran’s Evin prison. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

A British-Iranian aid worker who has been jailed in Tehran is going on hunger strike in protest at her treatment, her employer and her husband have s(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar listens as a tour guide explains the artwork in the all-male St Mary’s Monastery in Axum, Ethiopia. Photograph: Harry McGee

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended his visit to an Ethiopian monastery which does not allow access to women by saying it was appropriate to respect t(...)

A  US soldier sits in the rear of Chinook helicopter while flying over Kabul. Photograph: Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)

He won the US presidential election on an anti-interventionist platform, promising to extricate the US military from “dumb wars” in the Middle East. (...)

A banner depicting Syrian president Bashar al-Assad in Douma: Unless Syria recovers, millions of Syrian refugees will stay in host countries. Photograph: Marko Djurica

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt have begun to normalise relations with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad with the aim of reducing Iran(...)

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