Chinese soldiers  keep watch as Chinese people prepare to depart for their country during an evacuation from Yemen at a sea port in the western port city of Hodeidah, on Monday. China said  it was sending a naval fleet to help evacuate its citizens from Yemen  after Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes on its southern neighbour last week. Photograph: EPA

(...) over a decade of wars between the Houthis and the Yemeni state, as well as East African migrants(...)

A member of an Afghan women’s rights activist group puts flowers on the grave of Farkhunda, the 27-year-old woman who was beaten with sticks and set on fire by a crowd of men in central Kabul. She is now being treated as a martyr. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

In indignant tones, the Islamic law student told her family about the superstitious practices she had witnessed earlier that day at a historic shrine (...)

Soldiers and Houthi fighters inspect the damage caused by air strikes on the airport of Yemen’s northwestern city of Saada, a Houthi stronghold near the Saudi border, on Monday. Fighter jets attacked the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, residents said. Photograph: Reuters

(...) every kind of decision.” Mr Erdogan accused Iran last week of trying to dominate the Middle East and(...)

US Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman (L), US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz (2nd L), US Secretary of State John Kerry (C) and British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond (2nd R) wait to start a meeting with  Iranian officials in Lausanne. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/Reuters

The foreign ministers of Iran and six world powers met on Monday in a final push for a preliminary nuclear accord less than two days before their dea(...)

Shi’ite Muslim rebels hold up their weapons during a rally against Saudi air strikes in Sanaa, capital of Yemen recently. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

(...), is the longer-term market impact of rising geopolitical tensions in the Middle East. “This is a(...)

On the moo-ve: after more than three decades, the milk quota regime is being abolished. Photograph: AFP/George Gobet

(...) the Middle East, Africa, China and Russia (where the IDB is awaiting the removal of the ban on western(...)

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi: tabled joint defence pact at Arab League summit in Egypt. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

(...) across the Middle East, which leaders say is more volatile and polarised than at any point in at least 35(...)

Boys stand on a tank burnt during clashes on a street in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden on Sunday.  Yemeni fighters loyal to the Saudi-backed president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi clashed with Iranian-allied Houthi fighters. Photograph: Reuters/Stringer

Yemeni fighters loyal to the Saudi-backed president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi clashed with Iranian-allied Houthi fighters yesterday in downtown Aden, the(...)

 Archaeologist Howard Carter opening the coffin of Tutankhamen which he discovered in 1922: when a museum worker broke his beard moving the mask, a conservationist simply stuck it back on. Photograph: Time Life Pictures/Mansell/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

Earlier this year there were reports of a botched conservation job to one of the world’s most famous artefacts of the ancient world, the magnificent g(...)

Jeb Bush: though he is more apt to do his homework, he’s unformed on foreign policy, like his brother – except that his brother was elected before 9/11. Photograph: Jabin Botsford/New York Times

(...) and Paul Wolfowitz, US Middle East policy is so muddled that, after occupying Iraq, we are working(...)