Assad’s brutal strategy survives regardless of Trump’s victory tweet

Syrian regime free to fight on without chemical weapons with greater US engagement ruled out

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Syria latest: Trump orders air strikes against Assad regime – live updates

President orders armed forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with chemical weapons in the wake of gas attack on Douma

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Syria crisis: Russia claims Douma chemical attack was staged – live

Follow live updates as the Labour leader calls for a UN-led investigation into Syria after the cabinet backed Theresa May’s warning that Assad’s use of chemical weapons should not go unchallenged

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Salisbury nerve agent attack: Russian demand for joint investigation rejected

UN security council rebuffs Moscow’s request that Russian scientists join investigation into nerve agent attack against Skripals

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After the Skripal attack, talk of war only plays into Vladimir Putin’s hands

Theresa May’s language in the wake of events in Salisbury has been unhelpful, given our history of provoking Russia

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Nearly half of US arms exports go to the Middle East

Saudi Arabia is world’s second biggest importer, with global US sales up by 25% in past five years

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Poisoning of Skripal: a Kremlin warning to western spy agencies?

Theory explored that the Russian state targeted ‘traitorous’ spy to demonstrate risks of links with foreign intelligence agencies

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Biggest airstrikes in a year hit Syria after rebels shoot down Russian jet

United Nations calls for one-month truce to allow aid to reach hundreds of thousands of civilians in Idlib province

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What is the Devin Nunes memo about and how does it affect Trump?

The four-page document released on Friday is at the heart of a firestorm over Donald Trump, Russia and special counsel Robert Mueller. What’s in it?

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Trump tried to fire Mueller in June but White House counsel refused – report

President was dissuaded from firing Mueller when counsel threatened to quit rather than carry out order, New York Times reports

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Russia collusion inquiry faces a big 2018 – but will Trump let Mueller finish the job?

The investigation is likely to produce further indictments and perhaps an interview with the president himself, but things are not certain to run smoothly

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The Russian Facebook scandal damages liberals as much as the right

The Republicans might have been tarnished by the St Petersburg troll factory, but Democratic fantasies about social media were rubbished in the process

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May can berate Putin. But Brexit is his dream policy

As the Russian leader tries to diminish Europe, he finds ideologues such as Boris Johnson are doing the job for him

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