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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.

Ainsworth condemns 'ridiculous' Lib Dem Trident policy

Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth today attacked as "ridiculous" the Liberal Democrats' position over Trident.

Manouchehr Mottaki: Our expectations of the treaty were misplaced

Despite the empty boasts of the US about the achievements of its Washington conference on nuclear disarmament, the world still faces the threat from tens of thousands of nuclear warheads. It is deplorable that while most states that are party to the Nuclear Non- Proliferation Treaty (NPT) wish for disarmament, every human being is still at risk both from the nuclear arsenals stockpiled all over the world, and the existence of a mindset which would contemplate deploying, or threatening to deploy such inhuman weapons.

Iran fights back against UN sanctions

Foreign minister questions legality of Britain's Trident nuclear submarines

Anne Penketh: Edging towards a nuclear-free world

The stage is set for the signing in Prague of the first arms control treaty of the Obama era. It is the initial step on the road to the US President's declared goal of a world without nuclear weapons, which he vibrantly described in the Czech capital a year ago.

World nuclear watchdog to inspect Sellafield

The international nuclear watchdog is to carry out a security inspection at the Sellafield reprocessing plant as part of a worldwide drive to stop the spread of fissile materials, Gordon Brown announced today.

Simon Carr: When Cameron gets angry, you know it's war

Sketch: As so often, Cameron won on paper but Brown didn't lose in the Chamber

Steve Richards: Michael Foot – a combination of idealism and pragmatism

He had a capacity for idolatory, but it was not a passive form of hero-worship

Michael Foot: More than a politician, a man of deep principle

Friends and political rivals pay tribute to a great orator and parliamentarian who became Labour leader too late in life

Professor Kanti Bajpai: India's growth in power calls for a rethink of strategic policies

Since the the end of the Cold War, the Indian strategic community has vigorously debated its international policies. Three broad perspectives are contending for dominance: internationalism, liberalism, and realism.

UDA 'has decommissioned all weapons'

One of Northern Ireland's most lethal loyalist paramilitary groups today announced that it had put all of its weapons out of commission, marking an important milestone in the long-running peace process.

The Sketch: Americans knew us better than we knew ourselves

There was one gesture from Sir Kevin towards the end; a small, placating, slightly circular sort of gesture across his arm to Lord Boyce (who'd just said that the Yanks' Iraq troop commitment had been "anorexic"). "We certainly encouraged them to have a maximum coalition effort," he said before adding: "That perhaps is the way round it."

Demand for Trident to be scrapped

Celebrities, religious leaders and politicians join campaign

Mary Dejevsky: Iraq exploded the special relationship

Tony Blair will not be the only, or even the greatest, victim of the Chilcot inquiry

Simon Carr: I thought that inquiries were meant to enquire

The Sketch: Maybe it was ungentlemanly to quiz about something that had been dishonourably acquired

Des Browne to resign as MP to 'seek further challenges'

Former defence secretary Des Browne has announced that he is to quit the House of Commons at the next general election.

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