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Russia’s aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov in Murmansk in 2009.  Photograph: Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images

Russia’s flagship Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier was damaged on Tuesday when a dry dock where the vessel was undergoing modernisation in the nort(...)

Migrants from Central America make their way to the town of Tapanetepec, in the southwestern state of Oaxaca, Mexico, on Saturday. The caravan is still hundreds of miles from the US. Photograph:  Todd Heisler/The New York Times

US defence chiefs are sending 5,200 troops to the southwest border with Mexico in an extraordinary military operation ordered just a week before midte(...)

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir speaks during the second day of the 14th Manama dialogue, Security Summit in Manama, Bahrain. Photograph: Hamad l Mohammed/Reuters

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Saturday that those behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi would be prosecuted in the(...)

US president Donald Trump meeting Russian president Vladimir Putin in July 2018: Moscow says US move is a dangerous step that may spur a new arms race. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

Arms control will likely top the fraught agenda when Vladimir Putin meets US president Donald Trump for talks in Paris in November. Russia has slamm(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressing members of parliament from his ruling AK Party during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara on Friday. Photograph:  Tumay Berkin/Reuters

Recep Tayyip Erdogan this week lamented the killing of Jamal Khashoggi on Turkish soil as a “savage” crime against a man he called a friend. But the a(...)

Vladimir Putin with John Bolton:  talks came after the US president threatened to pull out of a nuclear arms treaty with Russia. Photograph: Maxim Shipenkov/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will meet in Paris next month for talks arranged shortly after the US president’s threat to pull out of a nuclear arms(...)

Syrian refugees after crossing into Jordan territory with their families in 2015. Photograph: Muhammad Hamed/File Photo/Reuters

Jordan faces “a severe debt crisis due to low economic growth as a result of closed borders, reduced international assistance and low economic product(...)

A Syrian rebel fighter from the National Liberation Front. Photograph: Aaref Watad/AFP/Getty Images

The agreement reached by Russia and Turkey for the creation of a demilitarised buffer zone surrounding the Syrian province of Idlib appeared to falter(...)

Journalists the world over are increasingly endangered, like Jamal Khashoggi, by disregard of their freedom to report and investigate. Photograph: Mohammed Al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty Images

The disappearance and presumed murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul has brought a perfect storm of criticism and attention on the Saud(...)

US pastor Andrew Brunson in July 2018. Brunson told the court on Friday: “I am an innocent man. I love Jesus, I love Turkey.” Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The American evangelical Christian pastor at the centre of a row between Ankara and Washington arrived at his home in Turkey on Friday after a Turkis(...)

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