Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan. Photograph: Alan Rowlette

Diplomatic and political preparations for UK and the European Union negotiations on the British exit will be stepped up in the coming weeks as t(...)

Dutch UN ambassador Karel van Oosterom with his Italian counterpart Sebastiano Cardi  at  UN  General Assembly  in New York last week. The states  agreed to share  seat on  UN Security Council. Photograh:  Jason Szenes/EPA

In a rare display of political co-operation largely lost in the post-Brexit melee across Europe, Italy and the Netherlands have agreed to share a cov(...)

Hosne Ara Karim, whose son and daughter-in-law were rescued from the restaurant that was attacked by heavily armed militants, wait for them in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photograph: AP

Seven militants who killed 20 people at a restaurant in Dhaka were local Bangladeshis and authorities had tried before to arrest five of them, police(...)

Paola, the mother of Giulio Regeni, with lawyer Alessandra Ballerini and senator Luigi Manconi, at the Italian Senate, in Rome. Photograph: Gregorio Borgia/AP Photo

When the parents of Giulio Regeni, the 28-year-old Italian research student killed in mysterious and gruesome circumstances in Cairo early this year, (...)

Giulio Regeni’s tortured body was found in Cairo on February 3rd. Photograph: Egyptian Interior Ministry/EPA

Italy’s foreign minister has warned he is ready to take “proportional” action if Egypt does not speed up the pace of its investigation into the murder(...)

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani with Pope Francis  at the end of their private audience in the Vatican on Tuesday. Photograph: Andrew Medichini/AFP/Getty Images

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani took an important step down the road to improved relations with Western powers when he visited Pope Francis in the Vat(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry at meeting on Libya in Rome: Western capitals fear that unless Libya forms a united government Islamic State will strengthen grip on new coastal territory. Photograph: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images

Global powers on Sunday backed the formation of a national unity government in Libya, pledging economic and security support to help stabilise the cha(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras after placing his vote at a school in Athens. The sheer size of the No vote will make it difficult for European leaders to continue to play hardball with him. Photograph:  Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

The landslide decision of almost two-thirds of Greek voters to support their government in Sunday’s referendum will leave prime minister Alexis Tsipra(...)

 European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini (C) holds one minute of silence prior to a Foreign Affairs council meeting of EU Ministers  in Luxembourg, on Monday. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Ireland will “play its part” in supporting Italy and other southern Mediterranean countries in dealing with the migration crisis, Minister for Foreign(...)

Italian citizens hug after arriving at Practica di Mare military base near Rome, Italy, 16th February 2015. A group of around 60 Italians returned from Libya overnight after being evacuated because of security concerns about the advance of ISIS extremist Islamic group in the North African nation. Photograph: EPA/Massimo Percossi

Italians woke up on Monday to the worrying reality of a threat from Islamic State “signed with blood against the nation of the cross”. Against the bac(...)

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