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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows anti-aircraft fire in the sky after US-led airstrikes targeting different parts of the Syrian capital Damascus. Photograph: SANA/AP

The United States, France and Britain have bombed a number of government installations in Syria, launching more than 100 missiles against targets they(...)

US Navy sailors man the rails aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook as the ship departs Larnaca, Cyprus, to move within striking range of Syria. Photograph: Getty Images

US president Donald Trump said he was holding meetings on Thursday on Syria, where he has threatened missile strikes in response to a suspected poison(...)

Guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook departing Larnaca, Cyprus on Monday.  Photograph: AFP/Navy Office of Information/MC2 Alyssa Weeks

Tensions between Washington and Moscow reached fever pitch on Wednesday as Donald Trump warned that the US was about to launch a missile strike on Syr(...)

The Hague-based Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said Syria had been asked to make the necessary arrangements for the deployment of an investigation team. Photograph: Bart Maat/EPA

International chemical weapons experts will go to the Syrian town of Douma to investigate an alleged poison gas attack, their organisation said on Tue(...)

US president Donald Trump during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington on Monday. “This is about humanity. We’re talking about humanity. It can’t be allowed to happen,” he said of the weekend attack in Syria. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump on Monday vowed not to let “atrocities” like a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria stand, and promised a quick respon(...)

Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu and Chinese defence minister Wei Fenghe review an honour guard prior to their talks in Moscow on Tuesday. Photograph: Vadim Savitsky/Russian Defence Ministry/Reuters

The US should pay attention to increasingly close military ties between China and Russia, China’s new defence minister has warned during a visit to M(...)

Russian president Vladimir holds a joint press conference with the Turkish president after their meeting at the Presidential Complex in Ankara, on April 3rd, 2018. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

The worst crisis in East-West relations since the Cold War deepened on Wednesday as the EU backed the integrity of the UK’s investigation into the poi(...)

 Palestinians fleeing as tear gas grenades begin to drop during a demonstration near the border with Israel east of Gaza City to commemorate Land Day. Photograph: Mahmud Hamsmahmud/ AFP /Getty Images

UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres has called for an independent investigation into deadly clashes in Gaza between Palestinians and Israeli troops.(...)

 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife are accompanied by his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and his wife at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photograph: Korea News Service via AP

China’s closeness to North Korea blends communist ideology, a delicate geopolitical balance and hard cash, so it is not surprising Kim Jong-un should (...)

Macedonian foreign minister Nikola Dimitrov (right) meets with Greek foreign minister Nikos Kotzias in Skopje, Macedonia, on Friday. Photograph: Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters

Greece has reported more progress in talks with Macedonia towards ending their 27-year dispute over the ex-Yugoslav republic’s name, which must be re(...)

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