John Kelly, the White House chief-of-staff, said that US president Donald Trump  was “deep in thought, to say the least, about the way ahead in Iran”. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump will announce his decision on the Iran nuclear deal on Friday as the president comes under mounting pressure not to abandon (...)

Oval Office: pressed as he met Henry Kissinger about his relationship with Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump said he had confidence in his secretary of state. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Donald Trump escalated his feud with senior Republicans on Tuesday, mocking the chairman of the foreign-relations committee on Twitter and challenging(...)

US president Donald Trump’s approach to Iran is also discussed on this week’s ‘World View’ podcast. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

“The most common is the dubbing of extra gunfire on soundtracks, and correspondents having themselves rushing across the road as if they’re under fire(...)

A general view of the US consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has described the US’s move to cut back visa services at its mission in Turkey as “upsetting”, amid continued f(...)

As early as next week, Donald Trump will make a decision on the US’s commitment to the deal. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

The announcement that the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize is to be awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons could not at come at a more(...)

US president Donald Trump  (right) smiles as defence secretary James Mattis (centre) looks on during a meeting with senior military leaders at the White House on Thursday. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Us president Donald Trump has accused Iran of not living up to the “spirit of the agreement” of its nuclear deal amid reports that he plans to withhol(...)

Fighters from the Hashed al-Shaabi backing the Iraqi forces, advance through Hawija, after retaking the city from Islamic State group fighters. Photograph: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images

Iraqi forces announced on Thursday they had captured Islamic State’s last stronghold in northern Iraq, leaving the militant group holed up near the Sy(...)

King Salman: Syria, Iran, oil and expanding commercial ties on the agenda. Photograph:  Bandar al-Jaloud/AFP/Getty Images

King Salman’s arrival in Moscow on Wednesday on a historic three-day official visit, the first ever by a Saudi monarch, signals the kingdom’s recognit(...)

President Jalal Talabani talks to reporters in Baghdad, Iraq, in 2007. Photograph: AP Photo/Hadi Mizban

Jalal Talabani, the Kurdish former president of Iraq and its first non-Arab head of state, has died. He was 83. The leader of one of Iraq’s main Kur(...)

Palestinian prime minister Rami al-Hamdallah  (left) shakes hands with Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza City, on October 2nd, 2017. Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

Prime minister Rami al-Hamdallah has chaired the first meeting of the Palestinian cabinet in the Gaza Strip for three years as efforts to end the bit(...)