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US soldiers  take position during a patrol in Ibrahim Khel village of Khost province, Afghnistan,  on April 11th, 2010. Photograph: Massoud Hossaini/AFP via Getty Images

President Joe Biden has decided to withdraw the remaining US troops from Afghanistan by September 11th, 2021, 20 years to the day after al-Qaeda’s att(...)

 US defence secretary Lloyd Austin and and Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: Iran blames Israel for an explosion at its Natanz nuclear site on Sunday. Photograph: Menahem Kahana

Israel will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons, its prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Monday, hours after Tehran vowed to avenge an Isra(...)

US president Joe Biden: Can hardly operate a “democracies only” rule for local allies. Photograph: Stefani Reynolds/CNP/Bloomberg

Unborn generations will take some persuading that it all began with washing machines. In three years, the US-China rift has widened from the banalitie(...)

US troops in Kuschamond, Afghanistan. Photograph:  Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty

As expected, US president Joe Biden has spent much of his first months in office focusing on domestic challenges such as the coronavirus pandemic and,(...)

Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un, handles inter-Korean affairs for the North. Photograph: Jorge Silva/EPA

Kim Jong-un’s sister has criticised the US and South Korea for holding military exercises in North Korea’s first comments towards Joe Biden’s administ(...)

US president Joe Biden signs the American Rescue Plan Bill with vice-president Kamala Harris looking on, in the Oval Office, in the White House, on Thursday. Photograph: Doug Mills / EPA/ POOL

US president Joe Biden will host a joint meeting with the leaders of Japan, India and Australia on Friday, as the new administration seeks to counterb(...)

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the administration’s response to the military coup in Myanmar, on  Wednesday. Photograph: Oliver Contreras/The New York Times

US president Joe Biden announced new sanctions on Myanmar’s military leaders on Wednesday as he called for the immediate release of Aung San Suu Kyi a(...)

Anthony Blinken during his confirmation hearing to be secretary of state at the Capitol, January 19th. Photograph: EPA/Graeme Jennings/Pool

As Joe Biden begins to implement his policy agenda as the 46th president of the United States, the final make-up of his cabinet is beginning to take s(...)

US president Joe Biden addresses his administration’s response to the economic crisis in the state dining room of the White House in Washington, DC, on Friday. Photograph: Ken Cedeno/CNP/Bloomberg

The article of impeachment against former US president Donald Trump is to be sent to the Senate on Monday, paving the way for a trial that threatens (...)

 Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer of New York: Still working out organisational details of how Senate business will run with minority leader Mitch McConnell. Photograph:   EPA/Samuel Corum

Newly appointed Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer pledged to “do business differently”, as Democrats officially took control of the Senate after si(...)

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