US forces, accompanied by Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighters, drive their armoured vehicles near the northern Syrian village of Darbasiyah, on the border with Turkey, in April 2017. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has claimed victory over the Islamic State terror group in Syria as the White House said it had begun to pull US troops out (...)

 Former US president George HW Bush (bottom) celebrates his 85th birthday by jumping with the US army’s Golden Knight parachute team in a tandem jump with SFC Michael Elliott in Kennebunkport, Maine in  2009. Photograph: Reuters

George Herbert Walker Bush Born June 12th, 1924 Died November 30th, 2018 George HW Bush, who has died aged 94, was the 41st president of the US (19(...)

 Mary Robinson said she  did not want to “say anything that would cause any sort of waves” while “very delicate discussions” were taking place on Brexit. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The former president Mary Robinson has stated that she feared Brexit would threaten the Northern Ireland peace process. Ms Robinson, when delivering (...)

Gen Abdul Razeq, the police chief of Kandahar province in Afghanistan, who was killed in an attack by the Taliban on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

Gen Abdul Razeq, one of Afghanistan’s most powerful security officials, was killed on Thursday when a bodyguard opened fire following a meeting in the(...)

People perform during a military parade marking the 70th anniversary of North Korea’s foundation in Pyongyang. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

Kim Jong-un presided over a tempered military parade on Sunday, in the latest sign that he wants to revive stalled nuclear talks with the US as he pus(...)

Donald Trump leaves after signing the John S McCain National Defence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 at Fort Drum, New York this week. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

A military parade requested by US president Donald Trump that had been planned for November in Washington has been postponed until at least next year,(...)

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un shakes hands with South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in at the military demarcation line that divides their countries last month.  Photograph: Korea Summit Press Pool/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea has abruptly cancelled high-level talks with South Korea scheduled for Wednesday and placed a doubt over next month’s planned summit in Si(...)

US president Donald Trump: ‘Sometimes it’s time to come back home, and we’re thinking about that very seriously.’ Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

The White House on Wednesday said the US fight against Islamic State in Syria is “coming to a rapid end” as Donald Trump reportedly agreed to keep tro(...)

Smoke rises on the Syrian side of the border in Hassa, near Hatay, southern Turkey, as Turkish jet fighters hit People’s Protection Units (YPG) positions. Photograph:  Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images)

Last week a young British woman, Anna Campbell, died while fighting Turkish forces with the YPJ, an all-female Kurdish militia protecting the city of (...)

 President Donald Trump saluting a military aide upon arriving  at Newark  airport in  New Jersey. The president’s  notion  of hosting a military parade in Washington is a step too far for most. Photograph: Getty Images

Another week, another controversy in Washington, as Donald Trump continues to subvert all norms of presidential behaviour and take even his most stead(...)

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