Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu suspended peace talks with the Palestinians yesterday in response to president Mahmoud Abbas’s unity agreement with Hamas Islamists. Photograph: Gali Tibbon/Reuters

The United States said today the Israeli-Palestinian peace process had come to a standstill, all but acknowledging US secretary of state John K(...)

A man puts up a poster calling on Crimea residents to vote in favour of the Ukrainian peninsular joining the Russian federation, at a highway outside of Simferopol today. The poster reads, ‘Together with Russia. March 16 - referendum’. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Russian responses to US proposals to end the Ukraine crisis do not create the environment for a diplomatic resolution, the United States said (...)

Eighteen of the 19 US embassies and consulates closed this month due to worries about potential terrorist attacks will reopen on Sunday, the US state (...)

A volunteer sets off fireworks during call for prayer on first day of Ramadan outside Rabaa Adawiya mosque in Cairo. Photograph: Louafi Larbi/Reuters
Egypt braced for more protests

Egypt is braced for further protests by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Mursi today following a week of clashes that have killed more than 90(...)

Four F16 jets are due to be delivered to Egypt in the coming weeks with another eight due to be delivered in December. The jets, built by Lockheed Martin, are part of a package of 20 F-16s, of which eight have already been delivered. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The United States still plans to go through with the delivery of four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt in the coming weeks, US officials have confirmed, des(...)