Fireworks explode over the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin as tens of thousands gather to celebrate the reunification of the two Germanys, October 3rd, 1990. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

(...) rates in the single currency being the same in East and West. Given that productivity in the East was(...)

US National Security Adviser Susan Rice said Binyamin Netanyahu’s visit was “destructive to the fabric” of the US-Israel relationship and endangered the US’s traditional bipartisan support for the Jewish state. Photograph: Getty Images

Prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu hopes his controversial speech later today before the United States Congress, in which he will warn against the emer(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry with  his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif,  during a new round of nuclear negotiations in Montreux, Switzerland,  yesterday. Photograph: Evan Vucci/Reuters

(...) the conflict has continued to soar.Kerry’s intensive pursuit of a Middle East peace agreement ended in(...)

On the frontline: Iraqi forces attack Tikrit 1:15

Iraqi security forces fired on a town being held by Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq's northern central province of Salahudin on Sunday. Video: CC(...)

Iraqi government forces and allied militias fire weaponry from a position in the northern part of Diyala province, bordering Salaheddin province, as they take part in an assault to retake the city of Tikrit from jihadists of the Islamic State group. Photograph: Younis Al-Bayati/AFP/Getty Images. 1:15

(...) base to the east.Sixteen of the advancing troops, five soldiers and 11 militia fighters were killed by(...)

CCTV still shows (L-R) British teenagers Amira Abase, Kadiza Sultana and Shamima Begum walking with luggage at Gatwick Airport, south of London, on February 17th. Photograph: Metropolitan police/AFP/Getty Images

Security footage appears to show three British schoolgirls, believed to be on their way to join Islamic State militants, waiting for hours at a bus st(...)

Anatomy of an advert: Mobile phone company Three had their Christmas advert filmed in the Artic circle

(...) she might look at you, as an emigrant Irish man sweated somewhere in the Middle East. You could fry an(...)

Newly named Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke misses the cut after three bogeys on the back nine in the Joburg Open in South Africa. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

East Course, while Peter Lawrie and Gareth Maybin missed out. Overnight leader Nic Henning, who(...)

A journalist holds up a newspaper during a  report following  the unmasking of  Mohammed Emwazi as “Jihadi John”. Counter-terrorism officials are currently monitoring 3,000 extremists in the UK. Photograph: AFP Photo/Getty Images

(...) jihadism in the Middle East.The focus of counter-terrorism efforts in Europe until now has been on(...)

 Adil Charkaoui told a news conference in Montreal that anti-Muslim sentiment in Quebec is to blame for alienating Muslim students, not his classes, where he said only Arabic, the Koran and “basic notions” are taught. Photograph: Dario Ayala/Reuters

(...) headed to the Middle East hoping to fight with Islamic State.The teacher, Adil Charkaoui, told a news(...)