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UN secretary general Antonio Guterres  meeting Gen Khalifa Haftar: 'I reiterate that there is no military solution for the Libyan crisis, only a political one,' said Mr Guterres earlier this month. File photograph: LNA War Information Division

Dozens of migrants and refugees in a Tripoli detention centre were dressed in old military uniforms and ordered to begin packing weapons this week, as(...)

Robert Mueller. He  has delivered his report on alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election to attorney general William Barr. Photograph: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Over the past 22 months Robert Mueller has revealed a significant amount of detail about Russia’s role in the 2016 US presidential election and the ac(...)

North Korea: The Sohae Satellite Launching Station launch pad features what researchers  describe as showing the partially rebuilt rail-mounted rocket transfer structure. Photograph: CSIS/Beyond Parallel/DigitalGlobe 2019/Reuters

US president Donald Trump said he would be very disappointed in Kim Jong-un if reports are accurate that North Korea has begun rebuilding a missile te(...)

Juan Guaidó and his wife Fabiana Rosales arrive at the EU delegation office in Brasília on Thursday. Photograph: Andre Coelho/Bloomberg

When Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó arrived on Thursday in Brazil for talks with president Jair Bolsonaro, he came as a visiting head of st(...)

Venezuela’s  self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaidó  and US vice president Mike Pence at the Lima Group meeting, in Bogotá, Colombia, on Monday. Photograph: Mauricio Duenas Castaneda/EPA

The United States hit Venezuela’s government with new sanctions on Monday and called on allies to freeze the assets of its state-owned oil company PDV(...)

Internally displaced Afghans  in Kandahar city on February 9th, after fleeing conflict with the Taliban in the Deh Rawood district of Uruzgan province. Photograph: Photo Javed Tanveer/AFP/Getty Images

The highest-level negotiations yet between US diplomats and the Taliban began in Qatar’s capital on Monday, with the presence of the Afghan insurgents(...)

Indian activists from the right-wing organisation Vishva Hindu Parishad shout slogans during a protest against the Kashmir militant attack, in New Delhi on Friday. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA

India’s prime minister has warned Pakistan it will pay a “heavy price” for a suicide bombing in Kashmir that killed at least 40 paramilitaries on Thur(...)

Maureen O’Sullivan questioned the decision to seek a seat for the 2021 to 2022 rotation. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ireland is not paying for any votes to get a seat on the UN Security Council, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. He was responding to Independent TD Ma(...)

Supporters of Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro  in Caracas on Thursday. Photograph: Jhonn Zerpa/EPA/Miraflores Press Office handout

Mass street protests designed to drive Nicolás Maduro out of office and into exile will sweep cities across Venezuela again on Saturday as Hugo Chávez(...)

Opposition national assembly president Juan Guaido, who declared himself interim president of Venezuela, prays next to his wife Fabiana Rosales, second from right, during Mass at a church in Caracas, Venezuela. Photograph: Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo

The struggle for control of Venezuela has turned to the military, with supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaidó handing leaflets to soldiers detail(...)

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