As early as next week, Donald Trump will make a decision on the US’s commitment to the deal. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

The announcement that the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize is to be awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons could not at come at a more(...)

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and National Security Agency director Adm. Michael Rogers testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Russian cyberattacks pose a “major threat” to the country, top US intelligence officials told a congressional hearing on Thursday despite skepticism f(...)

 Rex W. Tillerson who is expected to be named US secretary of state. File photograph: EPA

US President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name the chief executive of Exxon Mobil as the country’s top diplomat, a source familiar with the situa(...)

President-elect Donald Trump following his meeting with Mitt Romney at the weekend. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

President-elect Donald Trump, working to fill administration positions ahead of his inauguration on January 20th, was scheduled to hold talks in New (...)

US director of national intelligence James Clapper during a Senate Committee on Armed Services hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea has expanded a uranium enrichment facility and restarted a plutonium reactor that could start recovering material for nuclear weapons, the(...)

An Islamic State loyalist in the terror group’s de factor capital, Raqqa, in Syria, in June 2014. Photograph: Reuters

The US-led coalition fighting Islamic State has begun preparing to open a major front in northeastern Syria, aiming to put pressure on Raqqa, the terr(...)

Online footage has shown the Chinese building, on the Fiery Cross Reef in the area, what looks like an airstrip and facilities, which the US navy calls the “Great Wall of Sand”. Photograph: United States Navy via the New York Times

China’s island-building efforts in the South China Sea have got its neighbours rattled and ratcheted up tensions in the region, but a top admiral said(...)

US president Barack Obama meets his national security and public health teams in the Roosevelt Room at the White House yesterday. Photograph:  Mark Wilson/Getty Images

1. The voters are mad as hell...but Republicans are less crazy than before. Tuesday’s heavy losses by Democrats in the Senate, the House and governors(...)

Gen Martin E Dempsey, chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff, described the current phase of operations against Islamic State as “extraordinarily complex”. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The US air campaign to thwart the advance of fighters from the Islamic State has been the easy part of President Barack Obama’s strategy in Iraq an(...)

UN vehicles transporting a team of experts from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons are pictured as they return to their hotel in Damascus today. Photograph: Khaled al-Hariri/Reuters

A team of chemical weapons experts has made “encouraging initial progress” as it works towards the elimination of Syria’s poison gas arsenal, the Unit(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • Next
  • Last »