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

Oil prices rose sharply last week amid concerns that fighting in the Arabian Peninsula between a Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels in Yemen could (...)

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

James Baker can take credit for two presidencies and one vice-presidency in the Bush family. So it’s a tad ungracious for a Bush to take Baker to task(...)

Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: “The Iran-Lausanne-Yemen axis is dangerous for mankind and must be stopped.” Photograph: Uri Lenz/Reuters

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has warned that the emerging nuclear deal with Iran confirms all Israel’s fears and exceeds them.“Even as me(...)

French foreign minister Laurent Fabius (centre) and director-general for political and security affairs at the French foreign ministry Nicolas de Riviere (right) attend a working session with their team  during Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne.  Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Iran and six world powers tried to break an impasse in nuclear negotiations on Sunday, but officials cautioned that attempts to reach a preliminary de(...)

Arab League secretary general Nabil Elaraby (l) and Egypt’s foreign minister Sameh Shoukry answer questions from journalists during a news conference after the closing session of the Arab Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

Arab leaders at a summit in Egypt announced the formation of a unified military force to counter growing security threats from Yemen to Libya, and as(...)

Members of the Tunisian armed forces stand guard during the closing event of the 14th World Social Forum (WSF), Tunis, Tunisia. Photograph: Mohamed Mesara

Tens of thousands of Tunisians marched through the capital in a show of solidarity against Islamist militants on Sunday, hours after the government sa(...)

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (right) receiving Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (left), in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Arab leaders started the annual summit conference in the Egyptian Red Sea resort town of Sharm al-Sheikh, with several of the countries in the grip of chaos. Arab leaders are expected to discuss a draft resolution to set up a pan Arab military force to intervene in regional crises. Photograph: Egyptian presidency/EPA

Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told an Arab League summit on Saturday that Cairo backed calls for a unified Arab force to confront regional se(...)

Egypt’s Republican Guard take their positions ahead of the Arab Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, in the South Sinai governorate, south of Cairo, March 28, 2015. Arab League heads of state will hold a two-day summit to discuss a range of conflicts in the region, including Yemen and Libya, as well as the threat posed by Islamic State militants. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dals

Saudi Arabia’s navy evacuated dozens of diplomats from Yemen and the United Nations pulled out international staff on Saturday after a third night of (...)

Mourners chant anti-US and anti-Israeli slogans beside the bier of assassinated Houthi media official Abdul-Karim al-Khiwani in Sana’a. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

US president Barack Obama, in selling his military strategy to beat Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria in September to the American public, held(...)

Yemenis gather beside a burning vehicle allegedly belonged to Houthi fighters following clashes with tribal militiamen loyal to Yemeni president Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi in the southern port city of Aden. Photograph: EPA

Pakistan has made no decision on whether to give military support to a Saudi-led coalition intervening in Yemen, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said o(...)