French president Francois Hollande and US president Barack Obama shake hands during a joint news conference at the White House, November 24th, 2015 in Washington, DC. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday the United States and France have agreed to step up strikes in Syria and Iraq to target Islamic Sta(...)

President Obama last year criticised US firms for becoming “magically” Irish through takeovers

It’s not us, it’s you. This should be the response to any political criticism directed Ireland’s way as multinationals swap American head-office addre(...)

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(...)

An image grab taken from footage broadcast on the Islamic Republic of Iran News Network (IRINN) from Wednesday, showing missile launchers in an underground tunnel at an unknown location in Iran. Photograph: AFP

Iranian state television broadcast unprecedented footage on Wednesday night of an underground tunnel packed with missiles and launcher units, which of(...)

Deserted streets and damaged buildings in the central Syrian town of Talbisseh in the Homs province after Russia confirmed that it carried out its first air strike in Syria. Photograph: Mahmoud Taha/AFP/Getty Images

The White House warned Russia that its military actions in Syria risk prolonging the four-year-old conflict in the country as the US and Russian milit(...)

A man reacts amidst rubble after what activists said was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo’s rebel-controlled Al-Mashad neighbourhood earlier today. Photograph: Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters

The Syrian military has recently started using new types of air and ground weapons supplied by Russia, a Syrian military source said on Thursday, unde(...)

People   cross the border between Hungary and Austria on September 10th, 2015, near Nickelsdorf, Austria. The US has made its first specific commitment  towards increasing its acceptance of migrants from Syria.  Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

US president Barack Obama has directed his administration to take in at least 10,000 people fleeing the conflict in Syria over the next year. White Ho(...)

Guatemalan ex-president Otto Perez (left) is taken away under custody at the end of a hearing at the Supreme Court. Photograph: Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images

Guatemala’s Otto Pérez Molina (above) was jailed just hours after resigning as president over a corruption scandal that gutted his government and p(...)

Hungarian policemen detain a Syrian migrant family after they entered Hungary at the border with Serbia, near Roszke, on Friday.  Photograph: Reuters

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has said he is “horrified and heartbroken” by the latest migrant deaths in Austria and at sea. In a rare statement is(...)

Protestors gather outside Walter James Palmer’s dental office in Bloomington, Minnesota. Photograph: AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt

The White House said on Thursday that it will review the public petition to extradite the American dentist who allegedly killed Cecil, a Zimbabwean li(...)