Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini after their meeting in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, has urged the EU to reverse its criticism of the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as his country’s capi(...)

Palestinian emergency services evacuate a protester who was wounded during clashes with Israeli troops on Thursday following a demonstration near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, beside the West Bank city of Ramallah. Photograph: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

The Middle East is braced for a second day of violence after tensions flared in the region on Thursday following the United States’ decision to recogn(...)

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini: “A negotiated two-state solution is the only realistic way of bringing lasting peace.” Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini expressed “serious concern” about US president Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s c(...)

US president Donald Trump delivers a statement on Jerusalem from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has officially recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and said the US embassy would be relocated from Tel Aviv to the(...)

 US President Donald Trump with  Israeli president Binyamin  Netanyahu: Since 1995, when Congress passed a Bill calling for the US embassy to be relocated, US presidents have issued a waiver every six months claiming that the embassy should remain in Tel Aviv because of national security interests. File photograph:  Debbie Hill/EPA

US president Donald Trump is due to deliver a key speech on Israel on Wednesday amid growing signs that the Trump administration is preparing to move (...)

Israeli border police forces patrol near the Western Wall (centre left) and the Dome of the Rock (top) at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound on December 5th, 2017. Photograph: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump told Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday he intends to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a Palestinian (...)

Lebanon’s foreign minister, Gebran Bassil, giving a press conference in Paris on Tuesday. He said prime minister Saad Hariri needed to return to Lebanon to prove he was free. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

Saad Hariri will return to Lebanon from Saudi Arabia within two days, he said on Tuesday, 10 days after his shock resignation as prime minister in a b(...)

Sgt Valerie Cole 55th Infantry Group Irish Defence Forces. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, has worked for the last year with EU states on plans to deepen EU co-operation in secur(...)

EU special representative for foreign affairs, Federica Mogherini. Photograph: Epa/Julien Warnand

The EU-Africa summit in Abidjan at the end of the month can open a vital new chapter in EU-Africa relations, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coven(...)

Irish Defence Forces in a mowag tank during an exercise in the Glen of Imall: Irish involvement in Pesco is a significant means of enhancing our Defence Forces’ capabilities. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

When EU foreign and defence ministers meet in Brussels on Monday, a special signing ceremony will be held to launch the next phase of growing European(...)

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