Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: ‘The EU should be ashamed’. Photograph: Dan Balilty/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union has insisted it will continue to participate in the Middle East peace process, despite Israel’s announcement on Sunday that it woul(...)

US President Barack Obama gestures during a press conference following the G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images

G20 leaders meeting in Turkey vowed to intensify efforts to fight terrorism including targeting the funding channels behind extremist organisations, (...)

(From left) Belgian foreign minister Didier Reynders, Spanish foreign minister, Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo and Austrian foreign minister Sebastian Kurz at the start of the European Foreign Affairs Council, in Brussels, Belgium on Monday. Photograph: EPA

A “small number” of people are being monitored by security forces in Ireland in the wake of the Paris attacks, Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Fl(...)

Two men pay their repects before laying flowers at a rail cordon close to the Bataclan theatre in the 11th district of Paris on Saturday. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

The abhorrent terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night have shocked the European Union, and left leaders grappling to respond to one of the worst(...)

Delicate diplomacy: John Kerry with foreign ministers from Russia, Sergei Lavrov; Saudi Arabia, Adel al-Jubeir; and Turkey, Feridun Sinirlioglu. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/Reuters

The second round of talks on the Syrian crisis taking place in Vienna could be more positive than the initial October 30th session because the politic(...)

A group of European Christian Dutch visit in a showroom of soaps produced in a small factory in the Israeli settlement of Kohav Hashahar, in the occupied West Bank, during a tour organised by the Lev Haolam foundation, which supports companies in Israeli settlements. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union has issued new guidelines for labelling products made in Israeli settlements, a move that follows years of pressure from some membe(...)

Gay rights activists attend a rally outside the parliament building in Kiev on Tuesday. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Ukraine has moved closer to making key legal changes to help secure visa-free travel to the European Union for its citizens, but hit a stumbling block(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry with delegates from a number of powers in Vienna for talks on resolving the Syrian conflict. Photograph: US Department of State/EPA.

The US is to send special forces to Kurdish-controlled areas in northern Syria in a significant shift in Washington’s policy in the 4½-year Syrian c(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker (left) embraces Catalan centre-right politician Josep Antoni Duran i Lleida, as Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy stands by, at the European Peoples Party congress in Madrid on Wednesday. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

Think Fine Gael Ardfheis , European-style. This week close to 3,000 delegates are descending on Madrid for the European People’s Party congress, a mee(...)

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini with Luxembourg’s foreign minister Jean Asselborn at the  Luxembourg meeting: she suggested  the EU could play a lead role in political negotiations to  end the civil war. Photograph: John Thys/AFP /Getty Images

Russia’s military operations in Syria and attacks on the Syrian opposition are “of deep concern” and must cease immediately, the European Union said o(...)