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Britain’s defence secretary Michael Fallon, pictured giving a news conference with his US counterpart James Mattis in London on March 31st, offered support for the US air strike on Syria. Photograph: Matt Dunham/Reuters

Britain and Australia offered strong backing to the US missile strike on Syria, ordered in response to a deadly chemical attack in the country this we(...)

Syrians bury the bodies of victims of Tuesday’s  suspected toxic gas attack in Khan Sheikhoun, in Idlib province, Syria.  Photograph: Fadi Al-Halabi/AFP/Getty Images

The horrific air strike on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Syria’s rebel- and jihadi-held northwestern province of Idlib could derail negotiations on th(...)

Iranians arrive at Boston’s Logan International Airport on February 5th, after the courts put a stay on the Trump administration’s ban on immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries. A revised version of the order keeps Iran on the banned list. Photograph: M Scott Brauer/New York Times

The Trump administration’s revised travel ban on the entry to the US of citizens from six predominantly Muslim countries could confirm the growing bel(...)

Former Manchester United player Dwight Yorke was refused entry into the US.  Photograph: Getty

Dwight Yorke, the former Manchester United striker, said he was “made to feel like a criminal” when he was denied entry to the United States on Friday(...)

Yemenis walk through a market in the old city of Sana’a on February 11th. Some 6,000 combatants and 10,000 civilians have died in the current conflict in Yemen. Photograph: Yahya Arhab

The Saudi war on Yemen launched in March 2015 is not the first and is unlikely to be the last conflict between these tribal states. Conflict in the (...)

Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu  will meet US president Donald Trump in the White House on Wednesday. Photograph: Gali Tibbon/EPA

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has left Israel for a meeting on Wednesday at the White House with US president Donald Trump, as members of (...)

Valiasr Square in Tehran, with a huge mural of captured US navy sailors in the background. Gloom and even dread can be felt across the city, where some blame not only the Trump administration but also their own leaders for the possibility of a violent conflict between Iran and the US. Photograph: Arash Khamooshi/The New York Times

It was supposed to be a regular weekly debate night for a group that meets to discuss movies in a middle-class Tehran neighbourhood. But on this parti(...)

US national security adviser  Michael Flynn, who has put Iran “on notice” over it test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

The Trump administration’s threat to put Tehran “on notice” after it test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile have raised tensions in the Gulf regi(...)

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov: “We are not planning to replace Geneva with the Astana format.” Photograph: Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images

Russia said on Sunday that it supports the continuation of Syria peace talks under United Nations auspices, long-running negotiations which had been t(...)

People step on a US flag and an Israeli flag at a shrine on Ashura in the north of Tehran. Photograph: Raheb Homavandi/Reuters

The imposition of new US sanctions on Iran, only two weeks after the Obama administration left office, has raised fears that Donald Trump is gearing u(...)

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