An Israeli soldier stands near the bodies of a   Palestinian and Isreali killed    at a West Bank petrol station: Eighty-six Palestinians,   20 Israelis and an American student have been killed in the spate of violence since October 1st. Photograph: Jim Hollander/EPA

A Palestinian stabbed and killed an Israeli at a petrol station in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Monday. Meanwhile, in Jerusalem two Palestinian (...)

Israeli soldiers investigate  the scene of  a fatal stabbing of an Israeli woman at a bus stop and hitch hiking post outside Efrat in the West Bank settlement block of Gush Etzion, south of Jerusalem,  November 22nd, 2015. Photograph: Jim Hollander/EPA

An Israeli woman was stabbed to death and three Palestinian attackers were killed in a series of incidents in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Sunday(...)

 Security forces surround the Radisson Hotel during a hostage situation in  Bamako, Mali on Friday. Photograph: EPA

Malian security forces are hunting “more than three” suspects after a brazen assault on the Radisson Blu hotel in the capital that killed 20 people, m(...)

Tourists walk under flags that have been lowered to half mast on the Washington Monument grounds to pay respect to the victims of the Paris attacks. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The US military has banned troops and civilian personnel from any non-work-related travel to Paris, a Pentagon spokesman said yesterday, after deadly (...)

US President Barack Obama flanked by vice-president Joe Biden, delivers a statement on the Keystone XL pipeline, at the White House. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

President Barack Obama has rejected the Keystone XL pipeline, ending seven years of deliberations on a project that pitted the oil industry and Republ(...)

Former US president George HW Bush: has given a blistering assessment of George Bush jnr’s foreign policy advisers. His son has defended their performance.  Photograph: Aida Crawley/EPA

Former US president George HW Bush has sharply criticised two senior figures in the White House led by his son George W, calling Dick Cheney “iron-as(...)

Muslim candidate  Khin Maung Thein competes in a system stacked against him. Photograph: Jorge Silva/Reuters

The city of Mandalay in northern Burma (Myanmar) is a Buddhist religious centre so crowded with temples, monasteries and monks that they can sometimes(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry, Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir and Turkish foreign minister Feridun Sinirlioglu before a meeting at the Hotel Imperial in Vienna, Austria. Photograph: AFP

Washington stuck to its demand on Thursday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad leave power, ahead of peace talks which will include Mr Assad’s main (...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin and Syrian president Bashar al-Assad entering a hall during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow. Photograph: Alexey Druzhinyn/Ria Novosti/Pool

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s priority is to defeat “terrorists” before holding elections, but he is ready to call parliamentary and presidential(...)

“Refraining from partaking in the petty squabbling among the committee, she appeared statesman-like, presidential even.”Photograph: Somodevilla/Getty Images

Two events in as many days have, to all intents and purposes, handed Hillary Clinton the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. The decision of Vice(...)