French former culture minister and newly elected head of Unesco Audrey Azoulay: she was chosen by the UN body’s 58-member executive council after five rounds of voting. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

The election of Audrey Azoulay as director general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) on October 13th w(...)

Members of the Iraqi Kurdish security forces stand guard at a checkpoint in Altun Kupri, 40km south of Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq. Photograph: Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images

The Baghdad government recaptured territory across the breadth of northern Iraq from Kurds on Tuesday, widening a sudden and dramatic campaign that ha(...)

Readers who plan to visit the US are required to apply for an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) under the visa waiver system. You can (...)

EU high representative for foreign affairs and security policy Federica Mogherini: said Mr Trump has promised to consult allies on the agreement and to take account of their strategic interests. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

EU foreign ministers have strongly defended the Iran nuclear deal as key to preventing the global spread of nuclear weapons. Following US president D(...)

Members of Iraqi federal forces  advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk, Iraq on Monday. Photograph: Reuters

Iraqi forces seized control of the disputed city of Kirkuk on Monday as Kurdish forces appeared to melt away, escalating a crisis triggered by last mo(...)

US ambassador the the UN Nikki Haley with US president Donald Trump. She said on Sunday: ‘What we’re saying now with Iran is don’t let it become the next North Korea.’ Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The United States for the time being will stay in an international nuclear deal with Iran, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said on Sunday. She a(...)

Donald Trump speaks about Iran at the White House, on Friday. His speech marks a major shift in US foreign policy towards Iran, and undermines one of the key achievements of President Barack Obama. Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP

US president Donald Trump has taken the first step towards revoking the Iran nuclear agreement, decertifying the 2015 deal but leaving a final decisio(...)

 EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has  claimed Donald Trump’s “decertification” of the Iran nuclear deal  was driven by domestic politics and had no standing in international law. File photograph:Domenic Aquilina/EPA

US president Donald Trump does not have the power to repudiate the Iran nuclear deal, EU foreign policy boss Federica Mogherini said on Friday night. (...)

US president Donald Trump leaves after speaking about the Iran deal from the Diplomatic Reception room of the White House on Friday. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

He denounced it as the “worst deal ever” during last year’s presidential election campaign and dismissed it as an “embarrassment” to the United States(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks about Iran and the nuclear deal in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, US. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has angrily accused Iran of violating the spirit of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal but stopped short of ripping up the agree(...)