US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump has all but dismissed Russian president Vladimir Putin’s call for a summit of world leaders to discuss Iran, saying he proba(...)

A building after it was damaged by a fire at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, some 322km south of Iran’s capital Tehran. Photograph: Atomic Energy Organization of Iran via AP

Iran has admitted an incident at one of its main nuclear sites last week caused major damage and could slow down the country’s production of advanced (...)

German foreign minister Heiko Maas, left, and Israeli defence minister Benny Gantz  during their meeting in Tel Aviv. Photograph: Florian Gaertner/ EPA

German foreign minister Heiko Maas told Israeli leaders on Wednesday that Berlin opposes the plan to annex areas of the occupied West Bank as early as(...)

Binyamin Netanyahu’s coalition is likely to constitute 78 or 79 of the 120 Knesset members. Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

On a dramatic day in Israeli politics, the country’s opposition leader Benny Gantz agreed to join an emergency coalition headed initially by Binyamin (...)

Outdoor gym by the sea:  Israel’s health ministry urges people not to leave their homes except to seek “vital needs and services”. Photograph: Corinna Kern

The Israeli government began deploying mobile phone-monitoring technology against coronavirus on Tuesday and urged people not to leave home unless nec(...)

 Benny Gantz, chairman of the Israel Resilience Party, speaks during the presentation of a list of election candidates, in Tel Aviv, Israel. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Israel’s two biggest centrist parties have agreed to run in the April 9th election on a joint list called Blue and White, mounting a serious challenge(...)

Former general in Israeli army Benny Gantz: launched the Israel Resilience Party in December. Photograph: Amir Levy/Getty Images

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu faces a serious new threat after an opinion poll on Wednesday showed a new centrist party led by the country(...)