US president Donald Trump: The United States does not seek regime change in Iran. Photograph: Reuters

US president Donald Trump said on Friday he ordered the killing of Qassem Suleimani to stop a war, not start one, saying the Iranian military commande(...)

US president Donald Trump: vetoed a trio of congressional resolutions aimed at blocking his administration. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has vetoed a trio of congressional resolutions aimed at blocking his administration from bypassing Congress and selling bill(...)

US president Donald Trump: one step closer to a choice he has strained to avoid. Photograph:  Doug Mills/The New York Times

The US House of Representative has approved a sweeping package of sanctions against Russia, clearing a key hurdle in Congress’ effort – long opposed b(...)

 US secretary of state Rex Tillerson told members of Congress the Minsk deal was not the only route out of the conflict Ukraine-Russia conflict. Photograph:  Zach Gibson/Getty Images

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson has said Russia and Ukraine could solve their conflict without the beleaguered Minsk peace plan, in comments that (...)

A US flag flys at Delta Camp 5 on the United States Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Photograph: EPA

Fifteen inmates from the Guantanamo prison have been transferred to the United Arab Emirates in the single largest transfer of Guantanamo detainees du(...)

South Korean protesters burn an effigy of North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un during a  rally against development of nuclear weapons on January 7th, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

The United States called on China on Thursday to end its “business as usual” relationship with its ally North Korea after Pyongyang defied world power(...)

A man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi making what would be his first public appearance at a mosque in the centre of Iraq’s second city, Mosul in a video recording posted online on  July 5th.  Photograph: Reuters

When American forces raided a home near Fallujah during the turbulent 2004 offensive against the Iraqi Sunni insurgency, they got the hard-core milita(...)

Protesters hold red hands up as US secretary of state John Kerry speaks before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

A US Senate committee approved limited US military intervention in Syria, setting the stage for a contentious debate in the full Senate next week o(...)

Pedestrians walk past the US embassy in Tel Aviv today. US embassies that would normally be open this Sunday - including those in Abu Dhabi, Baghdad and Cairo - will be closed that day because of unspecified security concerns, the US state department said. Photograph: Nir Elias/Reuters.

The United States issued a global travel alert today, citing an al-Qaeda threat that also caused the state department to close its embassies on Sund(...)