The wreckage of  Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

Australia, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Belgium and Ukraine have pledged to seek an alternative means of bringing to justice those who shot down Malaysi(...)

Lebanon’s Hizbullah deputy leader Sheikh Naim Qassem speaks as Syrian foreign minister Walid al-Moualem (centre) and Iran’s minister of culture  Ali Jannati listen during the International Media Conference Against Terrorism in Damascus. Photograph: Omar Sanadiki/Reuters

Syrian president Bashar al- Assad yesterday welcomed “positive” changes in western attitudes to the conflict in the country – suggesting the United St(...)

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani: “This is a new page in history,” he said, reiterating that the deal had launched a phase of reconciliation with the outside world. Photograph: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani defended Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers after it came under attack from conservatives at home, arguing on T(...)

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif defended the nuclear deal in parliament.  Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

The Iranian parliament will wait at least 80 days before voting on a nuclear agreement reached last week with world powers, as legislators decided on (...)

United Nations Security Council members vote on the Iran resolution at the UN headquarters in New York. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

A UN Security Council resolution endorsing Iran’s nuclear deal that passed on Monday is unacceptable, the country’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps(...)

The nuclear agreement signed yesterday between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany and the EU is a landmark pi(...)

Austrian police officers walk past the Palais Coburg Hotel where the Iran nuclear talks meetings are being held in Vienna, Austria on Monday. Photograph: Joe Klamarjoe/AFP/Getty Images

Iran and six world powers negotiations continue to try clinch an historic agreement on Monday that would bring sanctions relief to Tehran in exchan(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry: “If in the end we are able to reach a deal, it has to be one that can withstand the test of time. It is not a test of a matter of days, or weeks, or months. It is a test for decades. That is our goal here.” Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

As protracted negotiations to agree an elusive nuclear deal with Iran entered a 13th day, US secretary of state John Kerry said real progress had b(...)

David Donoghue: “It’s to get away from this idea that there is one part of the world, which has somehow got it right, in effect telling the rest of the world what to do.”

This year is a big deal for the United Nations. Not only are there high hopes for a landmark deal on tackling climate change at a conference in Paris (...)

Ukrainian servicemen outside Shyrokino village, near the city of Mariupol, Ukraine, yesterday. Photograph: Sergey Vaganov/EPA

The Netherlands and Malaysia want a United Nations tribunal to be set up to prosecute those suspected of shooting down a Malaysia Airlines jet over (...)