Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei greeting the crowd during a meeting with Iranian students in Tehran, Iran, today. Behind him is a portrait of his predecessor,  Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of Iran as an Islamic Republic. Khamenei has held the position of supreme leader for almost 30 years. Photograph: Handout/EPA

Iran’s top leader said on Saturday that US president Donald Trump’s policies face opposition across the world as Washington prepared to reimpose sanct(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo speaks during the United Against Nuclear Iran Summit on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York City, US, in  September  2018. File photograph: Darren Ornitz/Reuters

Senior US officials have warned that Washington will next week reimpose all sanctions on Iran that were lifted by the Obama administration after the 2(...)

World  leaders are pushing Saudi Arabia for more answers about Jamal Khashoggi (pictured) after Riyadh  acknowledged that the journalist died more than two weeks ago at its consulate in Istanbul. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP.

US president Donald Trump has joined European leaders in pushing Saudi Arabia for more answers about Jamal Khashoggi after Riyadh changed its story an(...)

Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev: require the support of at least nine opposition deputies. Photograph: Georgi Licovski/EPA

Macedonia’s government has urged opposition deputies to set aside bitter political rivalries and approve a western-backed deal with Athens to change t(...)

Hungarian foreign minister Peter Szijjarto shakes hands with UK foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt:  Hungary is a strong supporter of Israel and defends the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Photograph: Jack Taylor/PA

An attempt by Hungary to get the EU to cut funding to NGOs that are hostile to Israel – specifically those supporting boycott and divestment (BDS) cam(...)

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman and Egyptian opposition politician Ayman Nour (left) hold pictures of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on Monday. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey said on Tuesday it would search Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul where Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi vanished last week, as close ally B(...)

US national security adviser John Bolton speaks on Tuesday at a forum in New York sponsored by a group intensely critical of the Iran nuclear accord. Photograph: Darren Ornitz/Reuters

The Trump administration has issued a stark warning to the United States’s closest European allies, threatening to sharply penalise European governmen(...)

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini addresses a press conference on a new Africa-Europe Alliance. Photograph: Emmanuel DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images

They are talking about a change of paradigm. Europe will not work “for” Africa – or perhaps, she should have said, Africa “for” Europe – but “with” Af(...)

US defence secretary James Mattis and Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev. Photograph: Tomislav Georgiev/AFP/Getty Images

US defence secretary Jim Mattis has warned that Russia is trying to influence this month’s referendum in Macedonia, when its people will give their op(...)

Kosovo’s president Hashim Thaci talks to the press after meeting with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in Brussels on Friday. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

The presidents of Serbia and Kosovo abruptly called off a face-to-face meeting in Brussels on Friday, deflating hopes of a deal involving a land swap (...)

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