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Mike Pompeo, US secretary of state. Photographer: Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg

Oil extended gains after leaping to a six-month high on Monday as the US said it’ll no longer give any buyer of Iranian crude a waiver from sanctions (...)

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for talks with Vladimir Putin this month, the Kremlin said. Photograph: Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is to visit Russia and meet president Vladimir Putin, state media has said. The Korean Central News Agency released a(...)

 The North’s official Korean Central News Agency did not specify what type of weapon was involved in the test. File Photograph: KCNA/EPA

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will travel to Russia this month for talks with President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said on Thursday, announcing th(...)

Iranian Revolutionary Guard soldiers march during a military parade. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Donald Trump’s decision to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organisation may be unprecedented, but it is hardly surprising. The Uni(...)

Iranian Revolutionary Guard soldiers march during a military parade. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

The Trump administration increased pressure on Iran on Monday as it designated the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist org(...)

French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian during the foreign ministers of G7 nations meeting in Dinard, France. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven nations revealed stark divergences in views on the Middle East as they wrapped up a meeting in France that o(...)

The flooding has also caused hundreds of millions of dollars of damage to Iranian agriculture Photograph: Iranian Presidency/AFP

The death toll in Iran has risen to 62 people as massive flooding continues. About 1,900 cities and villages have been affected by floods and excepti(...)

A man reading a newspaper near the National Assembly in Caracas,  Venezuela. Photograph: Valery Sharifulin/TASS  via Getty Images

In the eyes of Venezuela’s authorities, journalist Dereck Blanco committed a serious offence last month. During a live television broadcast, he referr(...)

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who many nations have recognised as the country’s rightful interim ruler, in Caracas, Venezuela. Photograph:  Carlos Jasso/Reuters

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó said on Thursday that intelligence agents had detained his chief of staff following a pre-dawn raid, signalli(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo  in Washington on Friday. North Korea’s vice-foreign minister has blamed top US officials including Mr Pompeo for the breakdown of last month’s summit  between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

North Korea is considering suspending talks with the United States and may rethink a ban on missile and nuclear tests unless Washington makes concessi(...)

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