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Turkish-backed Syrian fighters drive armoured vehicles from northern Syria for a military operation in Kurdish areas, near the Syrian border. Photograph: EPA/ERDEM SAHIN

Turkey will set up a dozen observation posts across northeast Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, insisting that a planned “safe zone” wi(...)

A picture taken from Turkish territory shows a Russian flag and a Syrian flag waving on a hill near the Zor Magar village of Syria. Photograph: Erdem Sahin/EPA

As Turkish forces advanced into northern Syria this week, Vladimir Putin was being feted in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, where he held t(...)

An Iranian Revolutionary Guard helicopter hovers around a detained British-flagged  tanker Stena Impero in Bandar Abbas, southern Iran, on July 21st. File photograph: Hasan Shirvani

Two rockets struck an Iranian tanker travelling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia on Friday, Iranian officials said. It is the latest(...)

 Civilians carry their belongings over their head as they flee amid Turkish bombardment on Syria’s northeastern town of Ras al-Ain in the Hasakeh province along the Turkish border. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AF

  Turkish ground troops have stepped up their offensive against Kurdish forces in north-eastern Syria, seizing villages and continuing an aerial(...)

 Turkey-backed members of the Syrian National Army preparing for a military operation into Kurdish areas of northern Syria on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

Turkey’s invasion of northeastern Syria has caught Russia between its desire to see US troops out of Syria and its commitment to Damascus to regain al(...)

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: Lamented the murder of Jamal Khashoggi as a “heinous crime” and said he took “full responsibility” for it. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, has warned that oil prices could skyrocket to “unimaginably high numbers” due to tensions with (...)

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani at a press conference in New York on Thursday. Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has denied he offered to remove all sanctions on Iran in exchange for talks, contradicting comments made by the Iranian pre(...)

An Iranian Revolutionary Guard helicopter  hovers around the detained tanker Stena Impero in Bandar Abbas, southern Iran, on  July 21st. Photograph: Hasan Shirvani

Iran has said it is set to release the British-flagged tanker whose seizure by the Islamic republic more than two months ago sparked a crisis over ene(...)

As usual at the UN general assembly, the most significant moments will occur not in the cavernous chamber itself, where leaders will deliver scripted remarks to a sparse audience, but in the hundreds of sideline meetings and chance encounters where the real business is often done. Photograph: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

The United Nations has faced many challenges since its foundation in 1945, but never have so many of its most powerful members set themselves so force(...)

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani leaving Tehran to attend the UN General Assembly summit in New York on Monday. Handout photograph: EPA

Yemen’s Houthi rebels and Iran have seized the political initiative ahead of debates in the UN General Assembly on Tuesday in New York. The Houthis ha(...)

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