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 Nikki Haley, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, votes at the United Nations security council. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The US government has announced significant cuts in its United Nations budget obligations for 2018-2019 in what will be interpreted as a further ratc(...)

Palestinian protesters take cover from tear gas fired by Israeli security forces in the Israeli occupied West Bank. Photogrraph: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, has said he would “no longer accept” any peace plan proposed by the United States, instead calling on France(...)

Arab League secretary general Ahmed Aboul Gheit  and Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Malki: eight Palestinians have been killed and nearly 500 arrested by Israel since Donald Trump declared his shift of policy on Jerusalem. Photograph: Mohamed el-Shahed/AFP/Getty

Donald Trump’s threats against UN members who vote in favour of the resolution calling for him to rescind his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s cap(...)

 US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley:  “The United States will remember this day when it was singled out for attack in the General Assembly.” Photograph: EPA/Justin Lane

The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly backed a measure critical of US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the cap(...)

 A masked Palestinian stands amid heavy smoke during clashes with Israeli troops near the West Bank city of Nablus. Photograph: Alaa Badarneh/EPA

Israeli troops shot dead four Palestinians and wounded more than 150 others with live fire on Friday, medical officials said, as protests over US pres(...)

Palestinians walk on a poster bearing images of US president Donald Trump and vice-president Mike Pence during a demonstration at the al-Quds Open University in Dura village near the West Bank town of Hebron on Wednesday. Photograph: Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images

US vice-president Mike Pence’s mission to the Holy Land to defend its shrinking Christian communities has been torpedoed by the refusal of Christian a(...)

NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg arriving at the  EU summit  in Brussels. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/Getty Images

EU leaders emphasised the importance of the strengthening of union-wide defence and security structures by, unusually, inviting Nato secretary general(...)

An Israeli undercover policeman arrests a Palestinian protester in the West Bank town of Ramallah during a protest against the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as capital of Israel. Photograph: Shadi Hatem

President Mahmoud Abbas has taken the step Palestinians have advocated since their state failed to emerge in 2000 by accusing Washington of “bias in f(...)

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(...)

Vladimir Putin’s one-day tour of the Middle East on Monday may not in itself have altered the regional dynamic, but it underlined two important and re(...)

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