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A handout photo made available by South Korea defence ministry shows a Hyunmoo-2 missile being launched at an undisclosed location on the east coast of South Korea. Photograph: EPA

The United States accused North Korea of “begging for war” at an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council on Monday, a day after the r(...)

Traders working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange recently. US markets were closed on Monday.  Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

News of North Korea’s latest nuclear test hit European shares on Monday but failed to trigger a massive sell-off as investors seem to be used to geopo(...)

US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley: travelled to the IAEA headquarters last week to press the agency to be more aggressive in its inspections regime, and to focus on Iran’s military sites. Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images

The UN’s nuclear watchdog has reported that Iran is staying within the main limits set down in a 2015 multilateral agreement that Donald Trump has ins(...)

The Department of Foreign Affairs has defended Maj-Gen Mike Beary (above), saying his “outstanding record of leadership in numerous international peace-keeping roles speaks for itself”. File photograph: Unifil/UN

The United Nations’ peacekeeping mandate in southern Lebanon, in which Ireland is heavily involved, has been renewed and strengthened but only after f(...)

The controversial statue in Memphis, Tennessee, of Nathan Bedford Forrest,  a civil war general who was also an early member of the Ku Klux Klan. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

In the sixth part of her series “Coast to Coast: Travels in Trump’s America”, Washington Correspondent Suzanne Lynch travels to Memphis. Driving(...)

US president Donald Trump warning North Korea of a  “fire and fury like the world has never seen”  at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Tuesday. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

First it was a hamburger; now it is “fire and fury like the world has never seen”. US president Donald Trump’s overtures to his North Korean counterp(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un  supervising the second test-fire of  a long-range missile which Pyongyang says could reach the US mainland. Photograph:  EPA/KCNA.

China hit back on Monday after US president Donald Trump tweeted he was “very disappointed” in China following North Korea’s latest missile test, sayi(...)

Israeli security forces remove metal detectors which were recently installed at the holy site. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters

Israel removed metal detectors from entrances to the Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City on Tuesday in favour of CCTV cameras, hoping to calm(...)

Lieut Stephen Keane of the cavalry reconnaissance section looking out across the UN buffer zone into Syria. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces

Heavy machine gun fire from the Syrian civil war has landed in the Irish base on the Golan Heights and mortar rounds have hit just outside the camp, i(...)

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis said: “It appears that they took the warning seriously. They didn’t do it”. Photograph: Christian Bruna/EPA

US defence secretary James Mattis said on Wednesday that the Syrian government of president Bashar al-Assad appeared so far to have heeded a warning t(...)

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