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Mauritius prime minister Pravind Jugnauth: said his country was prepared to enter into an agreement with United States or Britain or both, to be allowed unhindered operation of the Diego Garcia  airbase. Photograph: Chang W Lee/The New York Times

The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly demanded on Wednesday that Britain give up control over the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean with(...)

North Korea: The Sohae Satellite Launching Station launch pad features what researchers  describe as showing the partially rebuilt rail-mounted rocket transfer structure. Photograph: CSIS/Beyond Parallel/DigitalGlobe 2019/Reuters

US president Donald Trump said he would be very disappointed in Kim Jong-un if reports are accurate that North Korea has begun rebuilding a missile te(...)

United Nations Security Council members vote on a resolution about Yemen’s security at UN Headquarters in the Manhattan borough of New York city, US. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to authorise the deployment of monitors to observe the implementation of a ceasefire in Yemen’s key port(...)

James Mattis, US secretary of defence: his decision to quit  came after the US president Donald Trump confirmed he is ending all US military operations in Syria and Afghanistan. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Europe responded with a mixture of panic, disorientation and frantic steps to limit the damage after the resignation of US defence secretary James Mat(...)

 A woman displaced from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah pulls empty canisters outside her family shelter in Sanaa, Yemen earlier this month. Photograph: Reuters/Mohamed al-Sayaghi

Britain says it will push the United Nations Security Council to back a humanitarian truce in Yemen as the UN Yemen envoy said the warring parties ha(...)

Nikki Haley, US ambassador to the UN greets her Russian counterpart Vasily Nebenzya. The US, Britain and France have blamed the chemical weapons attack on Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. Photograph: Reuters/Eduardo Munoz

Britain has rejected as a “grotesque, blatant lie” a Russian claim that London helped to fake last week’s chemical weapons attack in the Syrian town (...)

Russian ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya quotes from ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ and ‘Through the Looking Glass’ as he speaks regarding a nerve agent attack in Salisbury, England. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters.

Russia has told Britain at the United Nations Security Council that “you’re playing with fire and you’ll be sorry” over its accusations that Moscow w(...)