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US president Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday: ‘I will say this, we caught a total monster. We took him out. That should have happened a long time ago.’ Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

The US House of Representatives adopted a resolution limiting the US president’s powers to engage in hostilities with Iran on Thursday night, as the f(...)

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei called the missile attack on an American military base in Iraq a  ‘slap in the face’ for the US, while president Donald Trump tweeted ‘All is well!’ Photograph: AFP via Getty/Bloomberg

For a period of approximately two hours on Tuesday night, Washington seemed as though it was on the brink of war. As darkness settled on the US capit(...)

 An image grab from footage obtained from the state-run Iran Press news agency  allegedly shows rockets launched from the Islamic republic against a US military base in Iraq on Tuesday night. Photograph: Iran Press /AFP via Getty Images)

US president Donald Trump will address the nation on Wednesday after Iran targeted two Iraqi military bases housing US forces overnight following the (...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin (right), with  Syrian president Bashar Assad  in Damascus, Syria,  on Tuesday. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik/Kremlin Pool/AP

Russian leader Vladimir Putin has travelled to Syria to meet President Bashar Assad and other officials. The visit to Syria, a key ally of Iran, cam(...)

Iraqis carry a poster depicting Iran’s  Gen Qasem Suleimani (right) and senior Iraqi military figure Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis as they march in a symbolic funeral procession in the  city of Basra, in the wake of the US drone strike last week which  killed both. Photograph: Hussein Faleh/AFP/Getty

The Pentagon insisted that the United States has no plans to pull out of Iraq, despite the emergence of a draft letter by a senior US military command(...)

Protesters shout slogans against the US during a demonstration in Peshawar, Pakistan. Photograph: Abdul Majeed/AFP via Getty Images

Iraqi militia leaders have put their fighters on high alert as the Middle East braced for the repercussions of the US’s assassination of Qassem Suleim(...)

An Iranian man holds a poster of slain Iranian Revolutionary Guard major general Qassem Suleimani during a mourning prayer in Tehran on Friday. Photograph: Atta Kenare/AFP

The US assassination of Iran’s Quds force commander Qassem Suleimani is certain to have a major impact and wide-ranging repercussions in the region. (...)

US president Donald Trump serves Thanksgiving dinner to US troops at Bagram air base during a surprise visit. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP

Washington Correspondent US president Donald Trump said he has reopened talks with the Taliban, as he made a surprise visit to Afghanistan to meet US (...)

US vice-president Mike Pence and his wife Karen  speak to the media  next to troops at Erbil International Airport in Erbil, Iraq, on Saturday. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

US vice-president Mike Pence visited Iraq on Saturday seeking to reassure Iraqi Kurds of US support after President Donald Trump’s decision to withdr(...)

Turkey-backed  fighters inspect the site of a car bomb explosion in the northern Syrian  town of Tel Abyad, on the border with Turkey. Photograph: Bakr Alkasem/AFP via Getty Images

A car bomb killed a dozen people and injured 30 on Saturday in a market in a Syrian border town that Turkish-backed forces seized last month, promptin(...)

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