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The Democratic Republic of Congo’s M23 rebel group has declared an end to its 20-month insurgency and said it was ready to pursue a political solution after the army captured its last two strongholds.

M23 group to end rebellion in eastern Congo

A leader of the M23 rebel group in eastern Congo has said his movement is ending its rebellion after more than a year and a half of fighting the Congolese government.

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Report urges review of coca leaf research

A UN vehicle transporting a team of weapons inspectors arrives at a hotel in Damascus

Syria chemical weapons: Experts start destroying Bashar al-Assad's arsenal

The inspection team only crossed into Syria from neighbouring Lebanon on Tuesday

HMS Ambush, part of the current fleet of four Trident submarines

Lib Dem conference: Members back nuclear deterrent alternative to Trident

Aendment which proposed radical disarmament rejected

Syria crisis: US warns Assad regime of ‘consequences’ of breaking chemical weapons deal

In a dramatic breakthrough during US-Russian talks, Syria has been given a week to account for all chemical weapons and let inspectors in

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un

North Korea nuclear production may have restarted, images show

Plutonium enrichment plant closed in 2007 as part of aid deal

HMS Ambush, part of the current fleet of four Trident submarines

Trident fleet may be cut to two submarines in new Lib Dem plan

Britain’s fleet of four Trident submarines could be cut to two vessels under plans to be put to the Liberal Democrat conference this autumn.

Pyongyang: Lift sanctions and we’ll talk

North Korea has demanded the lifting of United Nations sanctions and the end of US-South Korea military drills as conditions for resuming talks meant to defuse tension on the Korean Peninsula.

An anti-Trident demonstrator is taken away by police during a blockade at one of the entrances to Faslane naval base

Protesters chain themselves to Faslane gate in nuclear missiles protest

Campaigners have chained themselves to the gate of a naval base in protest against the nuclear missiles stored there.

North Korea’s military strength is paraded in Pyongyang

David Cameron: North Korea nuclear strike could hit UK

David Cameron provoked surprise today when he claimed that North Korea now possessed the capability to launch a nuclear strike against Britain.

North Korea vows to launch 'pre-emptive nuclear strike' against US as United Nations votes for new sanctions over missile tests

Just last month a North Korean official threatened South Korea with “final destruction” during a debate at the UN Conference on Disarmament

It doesn’t help getting in a tizzy over North Korea

Plus, what the President didn't say in his State of the Union address

Our nuclear weapons are neither needed nor deployed. Does Ed Miliband have the courage to scrap them?

There would be no better way for the Labour leader to make a break with the past than a renouncing of Trident. He knows we simply do not need it

Viv Bingham, a Liberal stalwart of firm unilateral views on nuclear defence

Viv Bingham: Popular stalwart of the Liberal Party

Viv Bingham was a Liberal stalwart of firm unilateral views on nuclear defence who retained the affection and support of the whole Party.

Obama to visit Korean border Demilitarised Zone

President Barack Obama will visit the Demilitarised Zone separating North and South Korea next week.

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