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A photo posted on the Facebook Page of the media bureau of “Volcano of Anger” operation, reportedly shows armoured personnel vehicles, shipped to Libya’s internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), arriving at Tripoli port. Photograph: Media Bureau of ‘Volcano of Anger’ operation/AFP/Getty Images

Water supplies to the 2.5 million residents of Tripoli were restored two days after they were cut off by gunmen, officials said on Tuesday, allowing (...)

An F/A-18E Super Hornet is launched from the flight deck of the  USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea last Thursday. Iran claimed Trump is being ‘goaded’ by national security adviser John Bolton into starting a war. Handout photograph: Reuters

Tensions between Iran and the United States have intensified after Tehran warned the US not to threaten the country following inflammatory comments by(...)

Leo sticks his head around the door of the office, fixes poor Jill with a look and goes, ‘You know who you’re a ringer for? Olivia Culpo!’

We turn up at the Montessori to collect the boys and Mrs Perezynski says she wants a word. It wouldn’t be an uncommon occurrence for me and Sorcha to (...)

Lot 54 – Art deco style French dining table 1970, €600–€1000

The 400 or so lots in De Vere’s Design Auction on May 19th are spread across three categories: furniture, art and, unusually, wine. Included in the s(...)

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo celebrate with their children after being freed freed from Insein prison after a presidential amnesty in Yangon on May 7th. Photograph: Ann Wang/AFP/Getty Images

The biggest obstacle to releasing two imprisoned Reuters reporters in Myanmar last week was not the country’s military, diplomats and others say, but (...)

 A disabled Yemeni child, victim of the ongoing conflict, tries out a prosthetic limb at a rehabilitation center in Sana’a, Yemen on May 8th. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have begun a long-delayed withdrawal of their forces from the key port city of Hodeida in line with the terms of a ceasefire. T(...)

An agreement on tracking thousands of types of plastic waste emerged at the end of a two-week meeting of UN-backed conventions on plastic waste and toxic, hazardous chemicals.

Almost every country in the world has agreed a legally binding framework for reducing plastic waste, with the US a notable exception, United Nations o(...)

Children take part in a ceremony at Shehu Palace in Maiduguri.  A total of 894 children were released from the ranks of the Civilian Joint Task Force in northeast Nigeria on Friday.  Photograph: Audu Ali/AFP/Getty Images

A regional militia allied with Nigerian government forces on Friday freed almost 900 children it had used in the war against Boko Haram insurgents, th(...)

Iranian demonstrators burn a US flag during a rally in Tehran to show their support of Iran’s decision to pull out from some part of nuclear deal. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Friday that Tehran would not negotiate with the United States and a senior cleric warned that a US navy fleet coul(...)

 Handout photo  showing the North Korean ship ‘M/V Wise Honest’ which the US department of justice  announced had been seized by the US government. Photograph: US department of justice/EPA

The US seized a North Korean ship which was carrying coal that violated United Nations sanctions, the justice department announced on Thursday. The mo(...)

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