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(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan who is due to attend an  EU foreign ministers’ to discuss the situation in the Middle East. Photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said his preference is for a Fine Gael-Labour coalition after the general election, but warned of a (...)

Iranian schoolgirls attend President Hassan Rouhani’s speech to parliament before presenting the proposed annual budget in Tehran on Sunday. Photograph: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images

European Union officials will visit Iran as early as next month to explore possible energy links, the EU’s energy commissioner said yesterday, as the(...)

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(...)

Iranians hold aloft posters of Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr during an anti-Saudi Arabia demonstration at the Imam Hossein square in Tehran. Photograph: EPA

The Government has said it “regrets” Saudi Arabia’s mass execution of 47 people, including a dissident Shia cleric and a man convicted of the murder o(...)

The EU’s high representative for foreign policy, Federica Mogherini,  has reiterated the EU’s opposition to the death penalty “in all circumstances” and expressed her concern at the risk of sectarian violence escalating in the Muslim world.  File photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

The European Union has urged regional powers in the Middle East to “act responsibly” amid mounting concerns over the escalation of tensions in the reg(...)

Shia Muslim children hold pictures of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, who was executed along with others in Saudi Arabia, during a protest rally  in Karachi, Pakistan, yesterday. Photograph: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters

Western leaders have called for calm between Iran and Saudi Arabia after renewed tensions between the two Middle Eastern powers threatened to stoke(...)