Eric Schmitt

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Soldiers gather in Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, on July 6th, to celebrate the test launch of North Korea’s first intercontinental ballistic missile two days earlier. Photograph: Jon Chol Jin/AP

North Korea’s threat on Thursday to test-fire ballistic missiles soon near the US territory of Guam deepened the challenge confronting the Trump admin(...)

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US president Donald Trump in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/Pool/Getty Images

The classified intelligence that US president Donald Trump disclosed in a meeting last week with Russian officials at the White House was provided by (...)

The international force assisting the Afghans has about 13,000 troops, of whom about 8,400 are American. Photograph: Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images

Senior Trump administration and military officials are recommending sending several thousand additional US troops to Afghanistan to try to break a mil(...)

A man injured by last Saturday’s apparent Saudi-led air strike on a community hall sits on a hospital bed in the capital Sanaa, Yemen. Photograph: Mohamed al-Sayaghi

For the United States, it was simple retaliation: rebels in Yemen had fired missiles at a US warship twice in four days, so the United States hit bac(...)

Women cook in pots heated by  firewood at an internally displaced persons camp at Dikwa, Borno state,  northeastern Nigeria. This week Boko Haram sent three girl suicide bombers to the camp, killing 58 people. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Of all the mysteries surrounding Boko Haram, the marauding militant jihadi group that has terrorised Nigeria and its neighbours, the use of women and(...)

President Barack Obama meeting King Salman of Saudi Arabia in the Oval Office of the White House last September. The relationship between the countries has become increasingly strained, but the US seems a long way from abandoning it. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

The Obama administration on Monday confronted the fundamental contradiction in its increasingly tense relationship with Saudi Arabia. It could not bri(...)