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Journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last October, and Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. Photographs: Mohammed al-Shaikh/Oscar del Pozo/AFP/Getty Images

As the killers waited for the victim, the Saudi postmortem specialist reassured them that dismembering the body would “be easy”. “Joints will be sep(...)

A handout photo made available by Iran’s official state TV (IRIB) allegedly shows the crude oil tanker Front Altair on fire in the Gulf of Oman, June 13th 2019. Photograph: IRIB/EPA

Two oil tankers were severely damaged by attacks in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday that sparked a 4 per cent surge in crude prices and put the energy in(...)

A combination of file pictures  shows the 10 declared contenders in the Conservative Party leadership contest. Top row:  Boris Johson, Michael Gove, Jeremy Hunt, Dominic Raab, Sajid Javid. Bottom row:  Matt Hancock, Mark Harper, Esther McVey, Rory Stewart,  Andrea Leadsom.  Photograph: STF/AFP/Getty Images

Next door in Britain there’s a fevered contest under way for leadership of the Tory Party and thus Britain. The right-wing Tory Party once presented i(...)

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani shakes hands with Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe during a welcome ceremony in Tehran on Wednesday. Photograph: Handout via Reuters

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe began a two-day visit to Iran on Wednesday as part of international efforts to reduce tensions between Tehran and W(...)

Anwar Gargash, the United Arab Emirates minister of state for foreign affairs, has called on the UN Security Council to help hold accountable the perpetrators of an attack on four oil tankers off the coast of the  UAE last month. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Attacks on four oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates last month were “most likely” perpetrated by a “state actor”, the United Nations(...)

Members of Sudan’s security forces patrol in Khartoum on Thursday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Sudan has been suspended from the African Union (AU) amid growing fears that splits among the ruling military regime could lead to civil war and anarc(...)

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is the ultimate arbiter in Iran’s system of governance. Photograph: Official Khamenei website/Handout via Reurters

Iran has said it will not submit to Trump administration demands to negotiate over its nuclear and missile programmes, its revolutionary ethos and arm(...)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a conference in the Saudi capital Riyadh in  October 2018. Photograph: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi Arabia will host three summits of Gulf, Arab and Islamic leaders in Mecca on Thursday and Friday to discuss an attack on four oil tankers off th(...)

US president Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud. Photograph:  Mandel Ngan/AFP

US president Donald Trump circumvented Congress on Friday by declaring an emergency over Iran and moving forward with arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the (...)

John Walker Lindh in a photograph made available in 2002, and (right)  a photo of Lindh from the records of the Arabia Hassani Kalan Surani Bannu madrassa (religious school) in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Bannu. Photograph:  Tariq Mahmood/AFP/Getty Images

John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan in 2001 fighting for the Taliban and who is now an Irish citizen, was freed early from federal(...)

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