Turkey’s prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu. “The Barbaros ship will continue to do its seismic studies . .  nobody should try to create a crisis.” Photograph: Kerem Uzel/Bloomberg

Cyprus’s president Nikos Anastasiades is to raise Turkey’s incursion into the island’s maritime exclusion zone at today’s European Council summit in B(...)

For a deal to be struck with Iran, US president Barack Obama must navigate three sets of negotiations. Photograph: Mike Theiler/Reuters
Obama Iran deal could skirt Congress
  • US
  • October 20, 2014, 17:48

No one knows if United States president Barack Obama’s administration will manage in the next five weeks to strike what many in the White House consid(...)

A member of the Iraqi security force searches a man at a checkpoint in Ramadi. Photograph: Reuters

Iraq imposed a curfew in the western city of Ramadi amid fears the Islamic State (IS) group was looking to advance on the strategically important city(...)

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta appears before the International Criminal Court in The Hague today. Photograph: Peter de Jong/EPA

Lawyers for Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta asked the International Criminal Court to acquit him of crimes against humanity charges for a lack of evi(...)

President Barack Obama meets with Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi during the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Photograph:  Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

President Barack Obama laid out a forceful new blueprint yesterday for deeper US engagement in the Middle East, telling the UN General Assembly the Is(...)

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney accompanied by Lt Col Dennis Harrington (left) Officer Commanding , at a review of the 46th Infantry Group at a ceremony in Custume Barracks, Athlone. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney will today brief the Cabinet on the deployment of Irish peacekeeping troops to the Golan Heights following the rece(...)

British prime minister David Cameron is to meet the president of Iran in New York today to urge him to join the international effort to tackle Islamic State. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire.

British prime minister David Cameron is to meet the president of Iran today to urge him to join the international effort to tackle Islamic State.The m(...)

Police guard a house that was involved in pre-dawn raids in western Sydney on Thursday after intelligence “chatter”  revealed that militants planned to attack Australian politicians and government buildings. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters.

Australia’s government will seek broad new security powers to combat what it says is a rising threat from militant Islamists, the attorney general sai(...)

US Secretary of State John Kerry testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on “The ISIS Threat: Weighing the Obama Administration’s Response,” on Capitol Hill this week. Photograph: Allison Shelley/Getty Images

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said Iran has a role to play in a global coalition to tackle Islamic State militants who have seized swaths of Ir(...)

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney earlier this week  at a review of the 46th Infantry Group, who are due to be deployed with the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force in the Golan Heights. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney said a statement expected from the United Nations should offer Ireland the necessary assurances to allow it continu(...)