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German foreign minister Heiko Maas  meets Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar in Benghazi, Libya, on Thursday. Photograph:  German foreign ministry handout via Reuters

A Libyan military commander waging an offensive to capture the capital Tripoli is committed to a ceasefire, Germany said on Thursday, in an apparent (...)

Donald Trump’s attitude to Nato commitments has alarmed many of his allies. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/AFP via Getty

Embedded deep in the rationale of the security relationship between the US and its European and Nato allies is the idea that the best guarantee of the(...)

Nato leaders and secretary general Jens Stoltenberg pose for a ‘family photo’ at the Nato  summit in Watford on Wednesday. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Nato leaders gathered at a golf resort near London on Wednesday for a summit acrimonious even by the standards of the Trump era, aiming to tackle disa(...)

Baghdadi had risen from obscurity to lead the ultra-hardline group and declare himself ‘caliph’ of all Muslims. Photograph: Al-Furqan media via AP

Turkey captured the sister of dead Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Monday in the northern Syrian town of Azaz, a senior Turkish official (...)

Turkish-backed Syrian fighters drive armoured vehicles from northern Syria for a military operation in Kurdish areas, near the Syrian border. Photograph: EPA/ERDEM SAHIN

Turkey will set up a dozen observation posts across northeast Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, insisting that a planned “safe zone” wi(...)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) and US Vice President Mike Pence (L) before their meeting in Ankara, Turkey. Photograph: EPA

Turkey has agreed to temporarily cease its offensive in northern Syria for five days to enable Kurdish forces to withdraw from a contested area over w(...)

A volunteer caretaker holding one of 24 orphaned children reportedly linked with foreign fighters of the Islamic State in the Ain Issa camp last month. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty

Women affiliated with Islamic State and their children fled en masse from a camp where they were being held in northern Syria on Sunday after shelling(...)

People gather at the site of an explosion in the northeastern Syrian Kurdish city of Qamishli on Friday.  Photograph: Mohammed Ahmad/AFP via Getty Images

Kurdish civilians have been fleeing key towns in northeastern Syria as Turkish forces continue to bombard targets for a third consecutive day. US pre(...)

Fighters and veterans  march in front of the UN headquarters in the northern Kurdish Syrian city of Qamishli during a protest against Turkish threats. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AFP via Getty Images

Turkey’s military struck the Syrian-Iraqi border to prevent Kurdish forces using the route to reinforce northeast Syria, as Ankara prepared to attack(...)

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad (C) attends a meeting in Damascus on August 9th. Photograph: Syrian Arab News Agency/EPA

The leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran are to meet on Monday to try to secure a lasting truce in northwest Syria following attacks there by the govern(...)

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