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Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian leader Vladimir Putin. They  appear to have made progress on the sale of an advanced Russian S-400 air missile defence system to Turkey. Photograph: Getty Images

When Donald Trump took office in January, a popular question was who among world leaders would fill the vacuum created by Washington’s inward turn. Wh(...)

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas being greeted by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan at extraordinary summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Istanbul on Wednesday. Photograph: Kayhan Ozer/EPA

Leaders and officials of Muslim nations declared East Jerusalem the Palestinian capital on Wednesday at a summit meeting in Istanbul, producing the st(...)

An undated photograph of New York bombing suspect Akayed Ullah. Photograph:  AFP/NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission

US prosecutors on Tuesday brought federal charges against the man suspected of Monday’s bombing of a New York commuter hub. Akayed Ullah (27), from B(...)

Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini after their meeting in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, has urged the EU to reverse its criticism of the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as his country’s capi(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and French president Emmanuel Macron: “France judges the recent statements by the US president as contrary to international law and dangerous for peace,” said Mr Macron. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer

French president Emmanuel Macron called on the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, to freeze the colonisation of the West Bank as a gesture fo(...)

Palestinian protesters gather beside  a heap of barbed wire and  burning tyres during clashes with Israeli forces near the Israel-Gaza border east of the southern Gaza strip city of Khan Younis.  Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard at Jerusalem’s main bus station on Sunday, police said, and violence flared near the US embassy in Bei(...)

 Former president of Argentina Cristina Fernández de Kirchner:  elected to the senate in October, which gives her parliamentary immunity from prosecution. Photograph: Simela Pantzartzi/EPA

The legal net closing in around Cristina Kirchner tightened this week after a judge charged the former Argentine president with treason. In an unprec(...)

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli security forces near an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Friday. Photograph: Musa al Shaer/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated, scores were hurt and at least one killed in clashes with Israeli troops on a “day of rage” on Friday against (...)

Palestinian protesters throw stones during clashes with Israeli soldiers following a protest in the west Bank city Ramallah. Photograph: Shadi Hatem/EPA

President Emmanuel Macron has called US president Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel “regrettable” and a violati(...)

Tunisians take part in a protest in Tunis on Thursday against US president Donald  Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Photograph: Mohamed Messara/ EPA

For decades, the idea of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital served as a rare and powerful rallying cry that united the Arab world. King(...)

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