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Buildings destroyed by prior bombardment in the town of Ariha in Syria’s rebel-held northwestern Idlib province. Photograph: Omar Haj Kadour/AFP via Getty

Nearly half of Syria’s 20 million people go to bed hungry, World Food Programme chief David Beasley has said ahead of an EU-hosted pledging conference(...)

US president Donald Trump  on the South Lawn of the White House on June 21st after his return from a campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP

For a long time, Republicans have brandished the same old narrative to try to scare their way into the White House. Their candidates were presented as(...)

Al-Qaeda militant Abdelmalek Droukdel has been killed by French forces in Mali. File photograph: Thomas Coex/AFP via Getty

France said on Friday its military forces had killed al-Qaeda’s North Africa chief Abdelmalek Droukdel, a key Islamist fighter that its forces had bee(...)

 Mohammed bin Nayef:  downfall of the former  Saudi crown prince led to the defection to Canada of his former cabinet minister and intelligence chief Saad al-Jabri. Photograph:  AFP

The Saudi authorities have seized the children of Saudi exiled intelligence operative Saad al-Jabri to exert pressure on him to return home. A PhD in(...)

A member of the US secret service wears a surgical mask as  President Donald Trump arrives for a news conference on the  coronavirus in the White House on Monday. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

When the history is written of how the United States handled the global era’s first real pandemic, March 6th will leap out of the timeline. That was (...)

Displaced Syrian women at a camp in Kafr Lusin village on the border with Turkey in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP via Getty

Syrians at home and abroad are marking the ninth anniversary of the war that has killed tens of thousands of compatriots, rendered half the population(...)

Former militants surrender their weapons during a reconciliation ceremony in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on Sunday, a day after  US officials and Taliban representatives signed an agreement. Photograph:  Guhlamulla Habibi/EPA

US president Donald Trump declared that talks with the Taliban were “dead” in September. But after nine halting rounds of negotiations, the US signed (...)

Julian Assange (left) in a courtroom sketch  during his extradition  hearing in London on Monday. Photograph: Julia Quenzler/Reuters

The US attempt to extradite Julian Assange on espionage charges, is an “abuse of power”, the WikiLeaks founder’s lawyer told a London court on Monday.(...)

Forensic officers at the scene on Monday of the terror attack on Streatham High Road in th London. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

British prime minister Boris Johnson will set out tougher rules on releasing people convicted of terrorism offences after an Islamist attacker injure(...)

Syrians drive with their belongings through Ariha in the northern countryside of Syria’s Idlib province as they flee an ongoing offensive by regime forces. Photograph: Aaref Watad/AFP via Getty

The Syrian army, backed by Russian air power, is engaged in a two-pronged offensive in al-Qaeda-held areas in Idlib and Aleppo provinces. Syrian force(...)

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