Defined by his walrus moustache, John Bolton became an almost cartoonish caricature of a certain kind of American conservative. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

The former US national security adviser, now one of his president’s harshest critics, shares his controversial views on Donald Trump, Ireland, Brex(...)

People gather outside  Hagia Sophia in Istanbul to celebrate after a top Turkish court revoked its status as a museum, clearing the way for it to be turned back into a mosque. Photograph:  Ozan Kose/AFP via Getty Images

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ordered Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia, one of the world’s greatest examples of Byzantine Christian architecture,(...)

 Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, speaking to the media outside the court in Istanbul on Friday. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

The fiancee of the murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has told a Turkish court that all avenues for justice must be explored as 20 Saudi offici(...)

  Cypriot foreign minister Nikos Christodoulides (right) and EU high representative for foreign affairs and security policy Josep Borrell  address a joint press conference following their meeting at the   in Nicosia. Photograph:  EPA

The European Union’s foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell expressed his “strong solidarity” with Cyprus on a visit to the island amid increasing tensio(...)

A demonstration in the  centre of  Tripoli on Sunday. Photograph: Mahmud Turkia/AFP via Getty Images

The United Nations-backed government in Tripoli is refusing to attend talks on the future of Libya in Cairo on Tuesday after Egypt threatened military(...)

 US president Donald Trump speaks alongside US national security adviser John Bolton (L) during a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington DC, in May 2018. File photograph:  Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

John Bolton said Donald Trump posed “a danger for the republic” if re-elected, in a scathing interview on US television on Sunday night. Mr Bolton, (...)

The then US national security adviser John Bolton stands alongside Donald Trump as he speaks during a meeting  in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington DC in May  2018. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump was willing to halt criminal investigations to “give personal favors to dictators he liked”, according to a new book written(...)

Fighters loyal to the UN-recognised Libyan government of national accord (GNA) celebrate in the Qasr bin Ghashir district south of Tripoli on Thursday. Photograph: Mahmud Turkia/AFP via Getty Images

Forces aligned with Libya’s UN-backed government have retaken the town of Tarhouna in western Libya in a final blow to renegade general Khalifa Haftar(...)

A billboard depicting General Khalifa Haftar, the commander of the Libyan National Army, in Benghazi. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/The New York Times

A string of victories by Turkish-backed forces in western Libya this week dealt a heavy blow to the ambitions of aspiring strongman Khalifa Hafter and(...)

Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan: his government is already short of cash and has depleted reserves shoring up the Turkish lira over the last year. Photograph: Pavel Golovkin/Pool

For weeks President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has presented Turkey’s performance in handling coronavirus as one of the world’s most successful, as he maint(...)

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