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Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir  and US Secretary of State John Kerry: there has been a decades-long relationship between the spy services of Saudi Arabia and the United States. Photograph: Jacquelyn Martin/AFP/Getty Images

When President Barack Obama secretly authorised the Central Intelligence Agency to begin arming Syria’s embattled rebels in 2013, the spy agency knew (...)

Pedestrians walk through the snowy streets in New York. Photograph:   Yana Paskova/Getty Images

New York lifted a travel ban and mass transit started getting back to normal on Sunday after a record-setting blizzard in the US Northeast, but Washin(...)

Cars covered in snow, parked along a street in Prince William County, Virginia. Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

A monster blizzard that has paralysed the US east coast intensified on Saturday afternoon as it barrelled into New York City, prompting a travel ban o(...)

The latest round of Syria peace talks are planned to begin on Monday in Geneva but were at risk of being delayed partly because of a dispute over who will comprise the opposition delegation. Photograph: Ozan Koseozan/AFP/Getty Images

US vice president Joe Biden said on Saturday that the United States and Turkey were prepared for a military solution against Islamic State in Syria sh(...)

Francine Lacqua, editor at large and anchor for Bloomberg Television, left, speaks with George Soros, billionaire and founder of Soros Fund Management LLC, during an interview at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland . Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Billionaire investor George Soros said China’s economy is headed for a hard landing, a slump that will worsen global deflationary pressures, drag down(...)

US president Barack Obama’s motorcade leaves an air force base amid snowfall  in Maryland. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Washington DC and Baltimore were under blizzard warnings on Thursday and states of emergency were declared across the east coast of the US as preparat(...)

UAE vice president and prime minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum with French foreign minister Laurent Fabius during their meeting at his palace in Dubai on Monday. Photograph: Karim Sahib/Getty Images

The European Union will consider this week whether to follow Washington’s lead and impose sanctions on Iran as a response to the country’s ballistic m(...)

Am  underground missile depot is seen in this undated handout photo released January 5th, 2016 by Farsnews.com.

Iran on Monday said new US curbs on the Islamic Republic’s ballistic missile programme were illegitimate and it has vowed to continue developing its (...)

US President Barack Obama speaks about US-Iranian relations in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

The US imposed sanctions on 11 companies and individuals for supplying Iran’s ballistic missile programme in a move delayed by more than two weeks so (...)

Iranian parliament members congratulate foreign minister Mohammad Javad  Zarif (2-L) in Tehran on Sunday after  international sanctions against Iran were lifted. Photograph: EPA

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani on Sunday hailed the nuclear deal with world powers, implemented late the previous evening, as a “golden page” in the(...)

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