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People look at an artwork depicting Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, in Doha. Since the imposition of a boycott of Qatar by other Gulf states, Tamim has become the object of a fervent personality cult. Photograph: Naseem Zeitoon/Reuters

For the emir of Qatar, there has been little that money can’t buy. As a teenager he dreamed of becoming the Boris Becker of the Arab world, so his par(...)

Victory for Democrat Doug Jones in a special election in Alabama is a welcome result but does not necessarily herald similar changes in next year’s and 2020’s congressional and presidential votes. Photograph: Audra Melton/The New York Times

Alabama’s voters have shocked the Republican Party, energised Democrats and alerted an attentive world to the possibility of political change in the U(...)

US president Donald Trump. He sees the office much as he did the night of his stunning victory – as a prize he must fight to protect every waking moment, with Twitter as his Excalibur. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Around 5.30 each morning, President Donald Trump wakes and tunes into the television in the White House’s master bedroom. He flips to CNN for news, mo(...)

Stephen Bannon, who left his role as Donald Trump’s chief strategist last Friday.  The president believed that Bannon had been leaking unauthorised stories about infighting inside the administration for months before he ultimately took action.  Photograph:  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

John Kelly, the new White House chief of staff, told Stephen Bannon in late July that he needed to go: No need for it to get messy, Kelly told Bannon,(...)

President Donald Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon (right), who has been removed from the White House. Photograph: Reuters

In his West Wing office, Stephen Bannon kept a chart listing trade actions – on China, steel and cars– that the Trump White House planned to roll out,(...)

 Donald Trump talks to chief strategist Steve Bannon during a swearing in ceremony for senior staff at the White House in Washington, on January 22nd. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

US President Donald Trump on Friday fired Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist in the latest high-level White House shake-up, removing a powerful an(...)

US president Donald Trump: he criticised “alt-left” groups that he claimed were “very, very violent” when they sought to confront  nationalist and Nazi groups that had gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest at the removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E Lee from a park. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Donald Trump angrily defended himself last night against criticism that he did not specifically condemn Nazi and white supremacist groups(...)

Torch-bearing white nationalists rally around a statue of Thomas Jefferson near the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville. Photograph: Edu Bayer/The New York Times

Within hours of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, the fight between white supremacists and everyone else moved from the streets to the digita(...)

The new White House chief of staff General John Kelly:  often described the White House as one of the most dysfunctional organisations he had ever seen. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

In his six months as homeland security secretary, John Kelly often described the White House as one of the most dysfunctional organisations he had eve(...)

Anthony Scaramucci at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, last Thursday. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

US president Donald Trump’s now former communications director sparked controversy with his talk of backstabbing in Washington DC and use of colourful(...)

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