Protesters shout slogans demanding the release of political prisoners during a protest in Male, Maldives, on Friday. Photograph: Mohamed Sharuhaan/AP

Maldives president Abdulla Yameen on Monday declared a state of emergency for 15 days and security forces stormed the supreme court in an escalation o(...)

Pakistani students burn images of US president Donald Trump during a protest against aid cuts in Islamabad on Friday. Photograph: Farooq Naeem/AFP/Getty Images

The US is suspending security assistance to Pakistan as the Trump administration escalates pressure on the government in Islamabad to prevent terroris(...)

US president Donald Trump: ‘They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!.’ File photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

US president Donald Trump said on Monday the country had “foolishly” handed Pakistan more than $33 billion (€27.5bn) in aid over the last 15 years whi(...)

 Al Rawdah mosque, where a bomb exploded, in Bir Al-Abed, Egypt, November 25th, 2017. Photograph: Reuters/Mohamed Soliman

After militants massacred 305 people at a packed mosque on Friday in a stunning assault on a sacred place, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi responded a(...)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters building on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC. Photograph: J David Ake/Associated Press

The FBI failed to notify scores of US officials Russian hackers were trying to break into their personal Gmail accounts despite having evidence for at(...)

Samantha Power: President Trump “is way more divisive and more of a purveyor of hate towards different groups and trying to pit different parts of American society against each other than I expected.” Photograph: Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Fortune/Time Inc

It’s mid-afternoon in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Samantha Power is in reflective mode. Sitting in the mid-October sun in the gardens of Harvard’s (...)

A teleprompter displays US president Donald Trump’s speech as he delivers an address to the nation at Fort Myer in Arlington on Monday on the US’s continuing military involvement in Afghanistan. Photograph: Al Drago/New York Times)

US president Donald Trump’s scepticism about the United States’s involvement in Afghanistan was no secret to his staff. But his top national security (...)

Steve Bannon  championed Donald Trump’s America First motto . Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

With the departure of Steve Bannon on Friday the court of Donald Trump lost its rumpled chief ideologue. Mr Bannon was a man who prized his image as a(...)

The new White House chief of staff General John Kelly:  often described the White House as one of the most dysfunctional organisations he had ever seen. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

In his six months as homeland security secretary, John Kelly often described the White House as one of the most dysfunctional organisations he had eve(...)

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe speaks to reporters about North Korea’s missile launch. Photograph: Kyodo/Reuters

North Korea test-fired its second intercontinental missile (ICBM) within a month on Friday, a provocation that heightens pressure on the US and China(...)

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