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A Turkish-backed Syrian fighter fires during clashes in the border town of Ras al-Ain on Sunday. Photograph: Nazeer al-Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump has ordered all remaining US forces in northeast Syria to withdraw in the face of a growing Turkish military assault, risking an escalati(...)

Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas were arrested by the FBI last Wednesday evening at Dulles International Airport in Washington. Photograph: Alexandria sheriff’s office/New York Times

By the time Lev Parnas asked Michael Pues for another $350,000 to salvage a film project that was supposed to include actor Jack Nicholson, Pues was a(...)

Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain, in a picture taken from the Turkish side of the border in Ceylanpinar on October 11th, 2019. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images

France is to suspend all weapon sales to Turkey and warned Ankara that its offensive in northern Syria threatened European security. This comes after(...)

 Members of Stop Trump Ireland stage a protest in Dublin against US president Donald Trump’s visit to Ireland last June. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish TimesPhotograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

There’s nowhere quite like Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, Florida – with the exception, perhaps, of Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California. Worth Avenue is(...)

Irina Kolesnikova in St Petersburg Ballet Theatre’s staging of Swan Lake

PRIMA BALLERINA IRINA KOLESNIKOVA AND COMPANY DIRECTOR KONSTANTIN TACHKIN PULL BACK THE CURTAIN ON ST PETERSBURG BALLET THEATRE AHEAD OF THEIR DUBL(...)

Kurdish protesters in front of the United Nations Building in Beirut, Lebanon, on Friday, demonstrating against the ongoing Turkish military operation in Northern Syria against Kurdish forces. Photograph: Wael Hamzeh/EPA

Syria’s hobbled and harried Kurds have provided Ankara with two pretexts for invading northeast Syria. Syria’s Kurds, numbering up to 2.5 million, ar(...)

Actor Jane Fonda has been arrested. File photograph: Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images

Actor Jane Fonda has been arrested after taking part in climate change protests in Washington, DC. Fonda, who has a long history of activism, was fil(...)

Protesters  demonstrate outside the White House against the decision to withdraw US troops from northeastern Syria. Photograph:  Andrew Cabalero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

Like many Kurds living in the United States, Lava Antar has had a hard time sleeping this week, waking often to check reports of Turkish jets and arti(...)

People gather at the site of an explosion in the northeastern Syrian Kurdish city of Qamishli on Friday.  Photograph: Mohammed Ahmad/AFP via Getty Images

Kurdish civilians have been fleeing key towns in northeastern Syria as Turkish forces continue to bombard targets for a third consecutive day. US pre(...)

The Trump administration is expected to begin issuing licences to US companies doing business with Huawei. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

The United States will soon issue licences allowing some US companies to supply non-sensitive goods to China’s Huawei, the New York Times reported, as(...)

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