Pope Francis and Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara: Any illusions about the difficulties of Muslim-Christian, East-West dialogue the pontiff might have had were dispelled by a remarkable statement by the Turkish leader. Photograph: Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Reuters

If Pope Francis had any illusions about the difficulties of Muslim-Christian, East-West dialogue, they would have been dispelled by a remarkable st(...)

An explosion rocks Kobani city centre yesterday during a reported suicide car bomb attack by Islamic State militants group. Photograph: Getty

US secretary of state John Kerry justified the first air drop of weapons to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State (IS) militants in Kobani, Syria, (...)

Israeli president Shimon Peres, US president Barack Obama, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu walk together prior to Mr Obama departing from Ben Gurion International Airport today, concluding his three day visit to Israel and the West Bank. Photograph: Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images

Israel i Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized to Turkish leader Recep Erdogan for the deaths of nine Turks on an aid flotilla to Gaza i(...)