Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman have held talks, an Israeli cabinet minister confirmed. Photographs: Maya Alleruzzo, Bandar Al-Jaloud/Saudi Royal Palace/AFP via Getty Images

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu secretly met with Saudi crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman and United States secretary of state Mike Pompeo in(...)

Protesters take part in a demonstration in front of Kaplan hospital in Rehovot, Israel, demanding the release from prison in Israel of Palestinian Maher Al-Akhras, who has been on a hunger strike for 100 days. Photograph: Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

In a bold move to refurbish their sullied image in Washington, the Palestinians are laying the groundwork for an overhaul to one of their most cherish(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo walks to a motorcade vehicle after stepping off a plane at Paris Le Bourget Airport on Saturday, November 14th, 2020. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AFP/Getty

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has arrived in Paris at the start of a seven-country tour of Europe and the Middle East. Mr Pompeo’s travels are ce(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has been a close ally of outgoing president Donald Trump. Photograph: Jacquelyn Martin/AFP/Getty Images

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Tuesday voiced confidence that once every “legal” vote was counted, it would lead to a “second Trump administrat(...)

A man reads a local newspaper showing a photograph of newly elected US president Joe Biden, in Kabul, on Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images

World leaders welcomed Joe Biden’s election as US president as a chance to enhance co-operation on climate change, the coronavirus pandemic and other (...)

Peter Loughran is accused of eight offences, including conspiracy to possess and being concerned in the supply of cocaine and herbal cannabis. Photograph: Alan Betson

An All-Ireland winning GAA star charged as part of a major investigation into organised crime allegedly had up to £350,000 (€386,000) transferred into(...)

Joe Biden as US vice-president in 2016 meeting then taoiseach Enda Kenny at the start of a visit to Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The world awaits the results of the US election in 10 days’ time, which will have repercussions around the globe. A changing of the guard in Washingto(...)

Participants shake hands after signing an agreement for a permanent ceasefire in Libya, at a UN building in Geneva, Switzerland. Photograph: Violaine Martin/EPA

Libya’s main warring factions signed a permanent ceasefire agreement on Friday, but any lasting end to years of chaos and bloodshed will require wider(...)

Ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir in April 2012. He was accused of allowing militant groups to operate from his state. Photograph: Ebrahim Hamid/AFP via Getty Images

Sudan is set to be removed from the US terrorism blacklist, after its new government paid $335 million towards victims of two al-Qaeda terrorist attac(...)

An Iranian-made missile is fired during war games in June. Photograph: Wana News Agency/Reuters

A decade-long UN arms embargo on Iran that barred it from purchasing foreign weapons like tanks and fighter jets expired on Sunday as planned under it(...)

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