An Iranian security guard stands as US secretary of state John Kerry meets the Iranian delegation including foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at a hotel in Vienna where the  nuclear talks meetings are being held. Photograph:  Carlos Barria/Reuters

Tehran and world powers were still shy of a breakthrough at nuclear talks yesterday as foreign ministers flew in to lend heft to negotiations that foc(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry leans his crutches on a table before delivering his statement on Cuba outside the hotel where the Iran nuclear talks meetings are being held in Vienna, Austria. Photograph: Carlos Barria/AFP/Getty Images

The global nuclear watchdog has said its head would fly to Tehran to discuss some of the last big issues that need to be resolved so that Iran and wor(...)

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (right) meets with US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) at a hotel in Vienna. Photograph: Carlos Barria/AFP/Getty Images

Senior US and Iranian officials said hard work was still needed as they met in Vienna on Saturday for what could be their final negotiations to bridge(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/AFP/Getty Images

US President Barack Obama spoke with President Vladimir Putin of Russia on Thursday in their first direct contact in four months as the United States (...)

French Senate president Gerard Larcher (left), French president Francois Hollande (centre) and French foreign minister Laurent Fabius (right) attend a meeting the day after WikiLeaks revelations of US spying on French presidents, at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

France summoned the US ambassador on Wednesday to explain allegations by transparency lobby group WikiLeaks of what president Francois Hollande brande(...)

rench foreign minister Laurent Fabius held a meeting on the proposal with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, the West Bank, on Sunday. Photograph: Thomas Coex/EPA

French foreign minister Laurent Fabius’s initiative was considered the last hope of reviving the dead “peace process” between Israel and Palestinians.(...)

Hamid, Ali and Mohsen from Afghanistan.  “We’re going to the jungle together, 10 of us – it’s too dangerous alone.” Photograph: Dan Mclaughlin

On a hot afternoon in the courtyard of the Raichle Palace in Subotica, a group of Serbs smoke and chat idly in the shade of the fine art nouveau build(...)

France’s foreign minister Laurent Fabius: said  he would meet his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday to assess where Iran stands ahead of the final round of talks on its nuclear programme, which begin later in the week. Photograph: Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images

France’s foreign minister Laurent Fabius said yesterday it was unclear whether an international deal could be reached on Iran’s nuclear programme by a(...)

Yemenis shop at a market in the embattled southern city of Aden yesterday.  Photograph: Saleh Al-Obeidi/AFP/Getty Images

A day without the thud of air strikes in Sana’a is rare. The sound of missiles and responding anti-aircraft gunfire fills the thin, dusty air in this (...)

In its latest version, Amin Rigi’s robotic lifeguard can convert itself into a hovercraft and bring a potential victim back to the shore.

The Indo-Pacific sailfish, a big-game fish that looks quite like a swordfish, holds the Guinness World Record as the fastest fish in the sea. It has b(...)