An Israeli mobile artillery unit firing towards the Gaza Strip yesterday. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

Qatar and Turkey continue to play a role in the search for a ceasefire in Gaza, despite yesterday’s breakdown just a few hours into what was to have b(...)

Jordanian deputy Amjad Maslamani holds a placard as he walks outside the parliament to participate in a protest in Amman today. The protesters were demonstrating against the shooting of a Palestinian judge from Jordan by Israeli soldiers yesterday. The placard reads ‘No to compromise on the blood of our sons and Martyrs, expel the Israeli ambassador, Long live Arab nation’. Photograph: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters

Israel expressed its regret today over the death of a Jordanian judge, who was shot by Israeli soldiers after an altercation at a border crossing. (...)

US secretary of state John Kerry   with Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas in Amman yesterday. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

US secretary of state John Kerry has issued a stark warning of more violence and deepening isolation in store for Israel if Israeli and Palestinian ne(...)

Visualising Palestine’s objective is to illustrate in a single graphic what is happening in the occupied Palestinian territories, in order to make an impact on global public opinion.

The first infographic produced for the website Visualising Palestine, published in February 2012, was sensational. It showed what happens during hu(...)

Syrian foreign minister Walid al-Moallem speaks during a press conference in Damascus yesterday. He said his country had defences that would “suprise” its antagonists. Photograph: AP

Western envoys have told opposition Syrian National Coalition leaders in Istanbul to expect strikes on Damascus within days, as Syrian foreign ministe(...)

A UN chemical weapons expert (right) gathers evidence at one of the sites of an alleged poison gas attack in the southwestern Damascus suburb of Mouadamiya yesterday.  Photograph: Ahmad Alshami/Reuters

UN experts yesterday visited the besieged western Damascus suburb of Mouadamiya, allegedly targeted with chemical weapons last week, and began taking (...)

US secretary of state John Kerry announced an agreement has been reached on the resumption of peace talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/Reuters

In a dramatic breakthrough in Middle East peace efforts, US secretary of state John Kerry last night announced an agreement has been reached on the re(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry  flew by helicopter to the West Bank from Jordan to meet with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in a final push to get a peace bid back on track. Photograph: Pool/Getty Images

Israel and the Palestinians have laid the groundwork for a resumption of peace talks after an almost three-year stalemate, US secretary of state John(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry: some Palestinian officials claimed the meeting participants were leaning towards accepting Mr Kerry’s formula for restarting peace talks with Israel. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/Pool via The New York Times

Palestinian leaders have delayed a decision about restarting peace talks with Israel, and will reconvene today in Ramallah.Conflicting reports emerge(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry gestures as he meets Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem yesterday. After seeing Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Jordan, Kerry travelled to Jerusalem for evening talks with Netanyahu – a meeting that had been originally expected today. Photograph: Reuters/Jacquelyn Martin

US secretary of state John Kerry is to meet Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu tonight for the third time in consecutive days as he pushes his (...)