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Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah addresses  supporters on a screen in Beirut, Lebanon. Hizbullah will maintain a presence in Syria “until further notice”. Photograph: Aziz Taher/Reuters

The leader of the Iranian-backed militant group, Hizbullah, has declared the movement’s fighters will remain in Syria as long as Damascus requires mil(...)

A six-meter high cartoon baby blimp of Donald Trump is flown as a protest against his visit in Parliament Square in London, England in July. Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP Photo

Even by the standards of the Trump presidency, this week’s developments regarding the US president’s visit to Ireland were bewildering. Less than two (...)

The Palestine Liberation Organisation office in Washington. The mission opened in the US capital in 1994. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The Trump administration is to close the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) office in Washington DC in a move likely to inflame tensions in the(...)

President Donald Trump speaks White House in Washington on  Wednesday. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday night he had asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to study South African “land and farm seizures” and “kil(...)

US president Donald Trump has defended his decision to strip the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan. Photograph: Reuters

US president Donald Trump faced an unprecedented outcry from former intelligence officials on Friday after stripping the security clearance of former (...)

The Lira has fallen more than 35 per cent this year after losing nearly a quarter of its value in 2017. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Turkey’s lira plunged as much as 14 per cent on Friday as worries about President Tayyip Erdogan’s influence over monetary policy and worsening US rel(...)

Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau answers questions from the media in Montreal on Wednesday. Photograph:  Christinne Muschi/Reuters

A row over human rights in Saudi Arabia will not have any impact on Saudi oil supplies to Canada, its energy minister said on Thursday, reassuring cus(...)

Army officers remove the bench last March where Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found, in Salisbury, Wiltshire. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Russian officials reacted with outrage and markets slumped on Thursday morning following the announcement of tough new US sanctions over Russia’s alle(...)

Ben Chalker shows the CAD software of a 3D-printable gun called the Liberator, at a factory in Austin, Texas.

Worldwide spending on 3D printing is expected to rise by close to a quarter next year with the market forecast to be worth $24 billion (€20.7 billion)(...)

Helsinki handshake: Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Finland on Monday. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

There is a scene in Shattered, Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes’s book about Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, that describes the feeling inside (...)

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