An Israeli soldier stands near the bodies of a   Palestinian and Isreali killed    at a West Bank petrol station: Eighty-six Palestinians,   20 Israelis and an American student have been killed in the spate of violence since October 1st. Photograph: Jim Hollander/EPA

A Palestinian stabbed and killed an Israeli at a petrol station in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Monday. Meanwhile, in Jerusalem two Palestinian (...)

Israeli soldiers investigate  the scene of  a fatal stabbing of an Israeli woman at a bus stop and hitch hiking post outside Efrat in the West Bank settlement block of Gush Etzion, south of Jerusalem,  November 22nd, 2015. Photograph: Jim Hollander/EPA

An Israeli woman was stabbed to death and three Palestinian attackers were killed in a series of incidents in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Sunday(...)

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin and US president Barack Obama meet at the G20 summit in Turkey on November 16th. Photograph: Kayhan Ozer/AFP/Getty Images

Whatever Islamic State made of Vladimir Putin’s order to the Russian navy to treat French forces “as allies” in the waters off Syria, it will have sen(...)

French president François Hollande  and US secretary of state John Kerry at talks on Syria in the Élysée palace, Paris. Photograph: Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images

Even as Paris steps up its military intervention in Syria, French president François Hollande has launched a diplomatic offensive aimed at uniting int(...)

People gather around the Monument a la Republique at the Place de la Republique square in tribute to the victims. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

French police have broadened their manhunt for perpetrators of the November 13th attacks to include a ninth suspect. Authorities were still searching(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry on his way out of the Elysee Palace: welcomed the agreement. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

US vice-president Joe Biden led the Obama administration’s praise of the Northern Ireland political agreement, saying that he was “glad” to see a deal(...)

Hanover stadium ahead of the  Germany and Netherlands, which has been cancelled due to security concerns. Photograph: Peter Steffen/EPA

The Germany vs Netherlands friendly soccer match has been cancelled amid security concerns. Hanover stadium, which was due to host the match, was evac(...)

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(...)

Yazidi refugees celebrate news of the liberation of their homeland of Sinjar from Islamic State at a refugee camp in Derek, Rojava, Syria. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

The Kurdish regional president in Iraq said that peshmerga forces have taken the northern town of Sinjar from Islamic State (IS) militants in an offen(...)