‘He’s alone on the stage – always his preferred setting. As an isolato, he can say what he thinks and define himself on his own terms. He can ascend to the mountaintop and ignore us when we pester him to come down.’ Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The talk up in Boston is all about deflation while the talk down here is all about inflation. Our sleek, techie president, whose battery dies f(...)

Followers of the Houthi movement demonstrate to show support to the movement in Sanaa. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

Thousands of Yemenis have taken to the streets in the biggest demonstration yet against the Houthi group that dominates Yemen. The protest comes two d(...)

A Houthi fighter  in Sanaa. Yemen’s  rebels have welcomed proposed concessions but their gunmen still hold positions outside the presidential palace. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

Yemeni president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi resigned yesterday, throwing the country deeper into chaos days after Houthi rebels battled their way into h(...)

Yemeni armed members of pro-government militias, known as Popular Committees, patrol  in southern Yemen on January 22nd, 2015.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Yemeni president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi resigned on Thursday, throwing the volatile Arab country deeper into chaos days after Houthi rebels battled th(...)

Midi Libre cited a local prosecutor as confirming the arrests in Montpellier and Beziers.

Four men have appeared in a French court - the first to face charges related to the Paris terror attacks that left 20 people dead, including three gun(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan: he urged the European Parliament to expedite the directive through the parliamentary process. The proposal, which was published  almost three years ago, has met resistance in the parliament due to concerns over data privacy. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

EU foreign ministers pledged to intensify efforts to combat terrorism at EU level and increase engagement with the Muslim world, as the EU held its (...)

Houthi  Yemeni chant slogans during clashes near the presidential palace in Sanaa, yesterday. Photograph: Hani Mohammed/AP

A ceasefire has halted clashes near the presidential palace in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, after Shia rebels seized control of state-run media in a move t(...)

Dust thrown up by shelling is seen near the presidential palace during clashes between the Yemeni army and Houthi fighters in Sanaa . Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

The Yemeni army and Houthi fighters waged artillery and gunbattles near the presidential palace in Sanaa on Monday in the most intense clashes since t(...)

Terror in Europe

Almost two weeks after the massacre at the offices of Charlie Hebdo and the cold-blooded murder of four Jewish hostages at a Paris supermarket, Europe(...)

Residents in Beirut’s southern suburbs yesterday carry banners protesting against   Charlie Hebdo, which featured a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad as the cover of its first edition since the attack by Islamist gunmen. The text on the banner reads in Arabic: “ Insulting Prophet Mohammed, is an insult to all prophets, and to other religions”. Photograph: Reuters/ Khalil Hassan

You’ve got to feel sorry for the Berliner Zeitung, the German newspaper that last week decided to express its solidarity with the murdered journalists(...)