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A file photo taken on October 19th, 1973 shows Israeli defence minister Gen Moshe Dayan (R) looking towards the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, four days after the beginning of the Yom Kippur War. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Thursday’s tweet by US president Donald Trump stating that it was time for the US to “fully recognise” Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights is (...)

US president Donald Trump meets Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, US. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has said he will visit Ireland this year. Speaking alongside Taoiseach Leo Varadkar ahead of a bilateral meeting between th(...)

A looming indictment and the formation of a new a centrist party to oppose him have  further jeopardised Binyamin Netanyahu’s chances of winning a fifth term as prime minister in elections next month. Photograph:  Ronen Zvulun/EPA

When his predecessor, Ehud Olmert, faced a criminal indictment in 2009, Binyamin Netanyahu urged him to step down, remarking that a prime minister “up(...)

The entrance of the embassy of the United States in Caracas as the US will withdraw its remaining diplomatic staff from the embassy. Photograph: Luis Robayo/AFP

Venezuela ordered American diplomats to leave the country within 72 hours on Tuesday after President Nicolás Maduro accused US counterpart Donald Trum(...)

Donald Trump’s former campaign chief Paul Manafort: sentenced to 47 months for tax crimes and bank fraud. Photograph: Alexandria sheriff’s office/Getty

The sentencing of Paul Manafort, once the doyen of Republican backroom politics and a central figure in US president Donald Trump’s campaign team, rep(...)

Jerry Nadler  chairman of the House judiciary committee. Photorgraph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

Pressure has intensified on US president Donald Trump after Democrats sent dozens of letters to government agencies and individuals demanding document(...)

The US Consulate in Jerusalem. Photograph: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images

Palestinian leaders have reacted angrily to Washington’s closure of the US consulate in Jerusalem and its merger with the newly opened US embassy in t(...)

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho (R) and Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Choe Son-Hui (L)  during a press conference following the second US-North Korea summit, in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photograph: Bui Lam Khanh/ EPA

North Korea proposed closing part of its Yongbyon nuclear complex in exchange for the lifting of all UN sanctions except those directly targeting thei(...)

After four years as the European Union’s top diplomat in Washington, David O’Sullivan will soon leave the US capital – as well as the EU’s civil service. His role as EU ambassador has given him exposure to many of DC’s famous residents, including Barack and Michelle Obama. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

High on the 10th floor of the EU delegation building overlooking Washington Circle in downtown DC, David O’Sullivan is preparing to leave the office t(...)

Hoda Muthana, who left Alabama in 2014 to join the Islamic State terror group in Syria. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/New York Times

An Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State terror group in Syria will not be allowed to return to the United States with her toddler son because sh(...)

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