Ceasefire agreed in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region after three days of heavy fighting claimed dozens of lives. Photograph: Vahan Stepanyan/AFP/Getty Images

Azerbaijan and Armenian-backed forces in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh agreed to a ceasefire on Tuesday, after three days of heavy fighting (...)

A migrant child stands at a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border, near the Greek village of Idomeni. Photograph: Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP/Getty Images

Irregular migrants arriving in Greece from this Sunday face being returned to Turkey under a new refugee deal agreed by the European Union and Turkey.(...)

Children play on the railway tracks at the Idomeni refugee camp on the Greek border with Macedonia on Thursday, March 17th. Thousands of migrants are stranded at the  camp. Photograph:  Matt Cardy/Getty Images

EU leaders met in Brussels yesterday in a second attempt to secure agreement on a provisional EU-Turkey plan agreed at a summit 10 days ago. While le(...)

EU high representative for foreign affairs Federica Mogherini is pushing for a general discussion on the EU’s sanctions policy. Photograph: Getty Images

The announcement by Russia that it would withdraw troops from Syria was almost as surprising as its original decision six months ago to intervene in t(...)

Yemenis inspect the damage following a Saudi-led airstrike targeting a neighbourhood in Sana’a, Yemen. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

Saudi-led airstrikes targeting Shia rebels have killed at least 30 people, mostly civilians, in a district outside the Yemeni capital Sanaa, according(...)

 No change of policy: Federica Mogherini, EU high representative   for foreign affairs. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

The EU’s foreign policy chief ruled out any change of approach to peace efforts in Syria despite military strikes on hospitals and schools which left (...)

French prime minister Manuel Valls in Davos: “If Europe can’t protect its own borders, it’s the very idea of Europe that could be thrown into doubt. It could disappear, of course – the European project, not Europe itself.” Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

The future of the European Union is being put in “grave danger” by the continuing migration crisis, France’s prime minister said on Friday. Manuel Va(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), during a panel session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Friday. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

The number of migrants entering Europe must be reduced, Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem has said. His comments come as European Central Ba(...)

The main hall in Davos. The great and good of the financial world are gathering in the Swiss resort of Davos for the annual World Economic Forum. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The great and good of the financial world are gathering in the Swiss resort of Davos for the annual World Economic Forum. Here are five of the top t(...)

UAE vice president and prime minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum with French foreign minister Laurent Fabius during their meeting at his palace in Dubai on Monday. Photograph: Karim Sahib/Getty Images

The European Union will consider this week whether to follow Washington’s lead and impose sanctions on Iran as a response to the country’s ballistic m(...)