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Journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last October, and Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. Photographs: Mohammed al-Shaikh/Oscar del Pozo/AFP/Getty Images

As the killers waited for the victim, the Saudi postmortem specialist reassured them that dismembering the body would “be easy”. “Joints will be sep(...)

Yemen’s foreign minister Khaled al-Yamani (left)  and rebel negotiator Mohammed Abdelsalam shake hands in the presence of of United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres at the end of  peace talks in Rimbo, on Thursday. Photograph:  Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images

Yemen’s warring parties have agreed to a ceasefire in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah and its surrounding governorate, the United Nations secretary (...)

 Stacey Abrams, the Demcratic candidae for governor of Georgia: “In a civilised nation, the machinery of democracy should work for everyone, everywhere.” Photograph: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images

The US midterm elections brought significant gains for Democrats, who retook the House of Representatives and snatched several governorships from the (...)

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell receives applause at a White House ceremony on Monday to mark the swearing-in of Brett Kavanaugh as a justice of the US supreme court. Photograph: Samuel Corum/New York Times

Mitch McConnell’s ever-startled face could have been drawn by the cartoonist Tex Avery. The majority leader of the US Senate also does a vivid line in(...)

 Leonardo DiCaprio is applauded by François Hollande and Ban Ki-moon at the UN. Photograph: Mark Lennihan/AP

Representatives from 175 of the 196 countries that concluded the Paris agreement to fight climate change last December gathered at UN headquarters in(...)

Lawmakers said they wanted to make Washington’s resolve clear not just to Pyongyang, but to the United Nations and other governments

The US Senate voted unanimously on Wednesday to toughen sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear program, human rights record and cyber activities, a(...)

Afghans donate blood for those injured in Kunduz fighting, in Kabul, Afghanistan. The bombing of a hospital in Kunduz killed 22 people, 12 of them Médecins Sans Frontières staff. Photograph: Hedayatullah Amid/EPA

While the US frequently calls for the transfer of high-profile fugitives into the hands of the International Criminal Court, it has been notable this (...)