Yemeni supporters of the Shia Houthi militia hold a portrait the movement’s leader, Abdul-Malik al-Huthi, yesterday.

Yemen’s president, Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, left his refuge in Aden under Saudi protection yesterday and arrived in Saudi Arabia as Houthi rebels fou(...)

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani says that current talks over the country’s nuclear programme can be the basis for a final agreement. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday recent progress in the nuclear negotiations between Tehran and world powers could lead to a final(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry (right) with members his negotiating team, including chief of staff Jon Finer (left) and under secretary for political affairs Wendy Sherman.  Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Iranian envoys are set to leave nuclear negotiations in Switzerland later on Friday after final consultations this afternoon with US secretary of sta(...)

Iran’s leader Ayatollah Khamenei reportedly sent Barack Obama a secret letter in response to a suggestion by Mr Obama that a deal could be struck on Iran’s nuclear projects. Photograph: Handout via EPA

Iran’s leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has responded to overtures from US president Barack Obama by sending him a secret letter amid nuclear talks, the (...)

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei greeting Iranian air force officers during a ceremony in Tehran on Sunday. Media reports say Mr Khamenei revealed he would back a nuclear agreement currently being negotiated between Iran and world powers. Photograph: EPA

Iran’s supreme leader said yesterday he could accept a compromise in nuclear talks and gave his strongest defence yet of President Hassan Rouhani’s de(...)

A picture released by the official website of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shows him waving to the crowd as he drives through the historic Iranian city of Isfaha. Photograph: AFP

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani berated the world’s nuclear powers Wednesday, saying atomic weapons had not kept them safe and reiterating that his(...)

Iraqi Shiite men who have volunteered to join government forces and militias in the fight against jihadists from  Islamic State. Photpgraph: Haidar Hamdani/AFP/Getty Images)

In August of this year two groups of which few people had previously been aware came to global attention in dramatic fashion. Thousands of Yazidis – a(...)

News that the international nuclear talks with Iran are to be extended until next July is welcome. But realistically it will be more difficult to find(...)

A man reads a copy of the Iranian ‘Hamshahri’ newspaper  with a headline reading: ‘The Geneva deal extended until first of July’. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei lashed out angrily at the western powers for trying to “bring Iran to its knees” following the failure t(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry in Vienna with foreign ministers Philip Hammond of the UK, Sergei Lavrov of Russia, Javad Zarif of Iran, Frank- Walter Steinmeier of Germany, Laurent Fabius of France and EU envoy Catherine Ashton and Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi. Photograph: Joe Klamar/Reuters

Iran and six world powers failed on Monday for a second time this year to resolve their 12-year dispute over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, and gave them(...)