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Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, speaks during a cabinet meeting on Wednesday. To his left is his chief of staff, Mahmoud Vaezi. Photograph: Iranian presidency office via AP

Iran’s president has warned Britain it will face “consequences” for seizing an Iranian supertanker carrying oil last week, an operation Tehran claims (...)

US chairman of the joint chiefs marine corps General Joseph Dunford arrives to hold a classified briefing on Iran, with secretary of state Mike Pompeo and acting defense decretary Patrick Shanahan, Photograph:Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The US will move ahead with plans to build a coalition of nations to monitor and deter Iranian threats against commercial shipping in the Persian Gulf(...)

 US president Donald Trump speaks during the “Salute to America” Fourth of July event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Thursday. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump boasted that the US is “stronger today than it ever was before” as he delivered a long Independence Day speech that praised (...)

Smoke rises from the Syria’s Afrin region. Photograph: Osman Orsal/Reuters

Turkish ground forces pushed into northern Syria’s Afrin province on Sunday, the army said, after Turkey launched artillery and air strikes on a US-ba(...)

White House chief of staff John Kelly said an investigation was under way into the circumstances surrounding the ambush that killed four US troops in Niger earlier this month. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

White House chief of staff John Kelly defended US president Donald Trump’s handling of a phone call with the widow of a fallen US soldier as the four-(...)

A US air force B-1B bomber taking off from Andersen air force base, Guam, on Tuesday. Photograph: Joshua Smoot/AFP/Getty Images

The US air force has flown two B-1B strategic bombers over the Korean Peninsula in a show of force against North Korea, amid simmering tensions in th(...)

US chairman of the joint chiefs of staff Gen Joseph Dunford, and his Chinese counterpart, Gen Fang Fenghui, in Beijing. Gen Fang said both sides should “push forward stable military ties as an important and major stablising factor in bilateral relations”. Photograph:  Thomas Peter/Reuters

South Korea’s main opposition party and a former head of the US Navy in the region have separately called for the deployment of tactical nuclear missi(...)

Lynn Soon-bun speaks for the women of Soesong-gil village in saying the Americans should leave and take their anti-missile batteries, deployed nearby, with them. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Lynn Soon-bun sits on the floor of a small makeshift Won Buddhist temple and gives her quiet but firm view on the US army’s anti-missile defence syste(...)

South Korean president Moon Jae-in shakes hands with US chairman of the joint chiefs of staff Gen Joseph Dunford in Seoul on August 14th. Photograph: Bae Jae-man/Yonhap

North and South Korea will on Tuesday celebrate Korea’s national day – probably the only thing the two states do together, even if the tone and emphas(...)

US president Donald Trump waves after speaking to boy scouts during the National Boy Scout Jamboree in Glen Jean, West Virginia. Photograph: Saul Loeb

Sunday, July 23rd Controversy over whether Donald Trump might seek to pardon himself in relation to the investigation into Russian interference in th(...)

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