Refugees  near the Syrian border in Kilis, Turkey. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty

Saudi Arabia is discussing plans to deploy ground troops with regional allies, including Turkey, for a safe zone in Syria, in a last-ditch effort to k(...)

Swords into ploughshares

Saturday’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report on Iran’s compliance with its July agreement to decommission its nuclear weapons programme(...)

A medic searches for victims under the wreckage of Sana’a police headquarters in Yemen. Photograph: EPA/Yahya Arhab

At least 26 people have been killed and 15 others wounded in an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition on a police building in Yemen’s capital Sana’a, s(...)

US Secretary of State John Kerry is greeted by the US Ambassador to Austria Alexa Wesner as he steps from his plane upon arriving in Vienna on Saturday on what is expected to be “implementation day,” the day the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) verifies that Iran has met all conditions under the nuclear deal. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

International sanctions on Iran will be lifted on Saturday when the United Nations nuclear agency declares Tehran has complied with an agreement to sc(...)

Yemeni volunteers donate blood for victims of the war-torn country’s ongoing conflict inside a temporary tent in Sana’a, Yemen. Photograph: EPA/Yahya Arhab

At least four people have been killed and 10 injured after an MSF-supported hospital was hit by a rocket or bomb in northern Yemen, the medical aid gr(...)

A Yemeni stands amid the rubble of a building destroyed by air strikes in Sana’a, Yemen. MSF has said that three people have been killed in a rocket attack on one of their health centres in Yemen. File photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

A “projectile” struck a clinic supported by international medical group Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in north Yemen on Sunday, killing four people a(...)

Iranian women wave flags  during a rally to protest the execution by Saudi Arabia  of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. Photograph: AP Photo/Vahid Salemi

Whether you consider it a hot war or a cold war, a direct war or one by proxy, a war of religion or simply a battle for political domination of the re(...)

Smoke rises following air strikes allegedly carried out by the Saudi-led alliance, in Sanaa, Yemen. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

Iran accused Saudi Arabia on Thursday of an aerial attack on its embassy in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, escalating a conflict between the rivals that(...)

Smoke rises following air strikes allegedly carried out by the Saudi-led alliance, in Yemen on January 6th, 2016. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

Iran on Thursday said Saudi warplanes had attacked its embassy in Yemen’s capital, a development that would exacerbate tensions between the major Shi(...)

King Salman meeting US president Barack Obama in Washington last September. File photograph: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

The atrocity in Paris on November 13th blew away some of the gloom which had settled on a number of major companies. In the first 30 minutes of trad(...)