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Ahmad Khan Rahami is taken into custody after a shootout with police on Monday in Linden, NJ. He was wanted for questioning over the bombings in Chelsea, New York and the New Jersey shore town of Seaside Park. Photograph: Ed Murray/NJ Advance Media via AP

Ahmad Khan Rahami, the man suspected of placing bombs in New York and New Jersey last weekend, spent time in a seminary in Pakistan closely associated(...)

The foreign affairs select committee report    repeats  US president Barack Obama’s claim that France and Britain lost interest in Libya after Muammar Gadafy was overthrown. Photograph: AFP

David Cameron’s intervention in Libya was carried out with no proper intelligence analysis, drifted into an unannounced goal of regime change and shir(...)

A Syrian Arab Red Crescent convoy waits at the entrance of the besieged Damascus suburb of Daraya: The UN’s humanitarian chief   told the UN Security Council earlier this year that severe food shortages were forcing some people in Daraya to eat grass. Photograph: Omar Sanadiki/Reuters

Buses, ambulances and trucks have lined up at the entrance of a long-blockaded Damascus suburb to evacuate rebels and civilians under a deal struck be(...)

Hillary Clinton “is a reliable creature of Wall Street.” Photograph: Monica Almeida/The New York Times

Speaking of crazy . . . All these woebegone Republicans whining that they can’t rally behind their flawed candidate is crazy. The GOP angst, the gnash(...)

Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump speaking at a home builders association even in Miami Beach, Florida, on Thursday. He suggested Hillary Clinton would be given “the most valuable player award” by Islamic State. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters

Donald Trump refused to back down from his false claim that President Barack Obama was “the founder of Isis” on Thursday, insisting: “He was the found(...)

Rebel fighters during clashes with regime forces in Ramussa on the southwestern edges of Aleppo. Photograph: Fadi AL-Halabi/AFP/Getty Images

Rebels in Syria’s second-largest city were coming under intense aerial bombardment yesterday from forces loyal to the regime of Bashar al-Assad, less (...)

A fighter of Libyan forces allied with the UN-backed government runs for cover during a battle with Islamic State fighters in Sirte, Libya on July 31st, 2016. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

The United States has launched multiple air strikes against Islamic State militants in Libya, opening a new, more persistent front against the group (...)

Graves are dug for Hazara victims of the suicide bomb attack in Kabul on July 24th. At least 80 were killed and hundreds injured. Photograph: EPA/Jawad Jalali

Until Saturday, Kabul residents mostly knew of Islamic State’s operations in Afghanistan through reports of pockets of militants fighting under that n(...)

Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell and Jack Straw were main protagonists in war decision

Former British prime minister Tony Blair says he takes full responsibility for the failings made in the Iraq War. However, in a lengthy press confere(...)

Former British prime minister Tony Blair leaves his office in central London on July 5th, 2016. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas.AFP/Getty Images

Sir John Chilcot has delivered a devastating critique of Tony Blair’s decision to go to war in Iraq in 2003, with his long-awaited report concluding t(...)

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