Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: Some  believe the prince’s push to repair relations with Qatar are partly motivated by efforts to improve his standing with US president-elect Joe Biden. Handout photograph: Bandar Al-Jaloud/Saudi Royal Palace/AFP via Getty Images

Saudi Arabia has agreed to reopen its land, air and sea borders with Qatar in a move to end a dispute lasting more than three years that triggered an (...)

Azerbaijani soldiers during a military parade dedicated to the victory in the Nagorno-Karabakh armed conflict, in Baku, Azerbaijan. Photograph: EPA

Azerbaijan has held a triumphal military parade to celebrate its victory in recent fighting over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, as protester(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron  greets Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi upon his arrival at the Élysée Palace in Paris. Photograph: EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron flip-flopped again regarding human rights in Egypt during the state visit to Paris of Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah(...)

Riot police officers at the entrance of the  courthouse during the trial of 475 defendants, including generals and fighter jet pilots, in Sincan, Ankara, Turkey. (AP Photo)

A Turkish court sentenced military and civilian personnel at an air base to life prison sentences, proclaiming them guilty of involvement in a failed (...)

New York City street vendors march over the Brooklyn Bridge calling on the New York City Council to include street vendors in the city’s Covid-19 recovery efforts by passing a law, Intro 1116, that would lift the limits on the number of street permits. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA.

The United States has seen more than 250,000 deaths due to Covid-19 on Wednesday as the Trump administration repeatedly fails to get a grip on the cri(...)

A man waves the national flags of Azerbaijan and Turkey to celebrate in Barda, Azerbaijan, on Sunday, after  President Ilham Aliyev said the Azerbaijani armed forces had taken control of Shusha in the  Nagorno-Karabakh region. Photograph: Ahmed Mukhta/AP Photo

Azerbaijan claims to have seized the strategic city of Shusha in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, but Armenia denied that it had fallen to Aze(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: ‘My sadness and anger does not stem from the disgusting attack on my person but from the fact that the same [publication] is the source of the impertinent attack to my dear Prophet.’ Photograph: Turkish president press office/EPA

Turkish officials have railed against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo over a cover page cartoon mocking Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan(...)

A shoe print on a picture of President Emmanuel Macron  during a demonstration in Istanbul, Turkey,  against the  president’s comments on  Prophet Muhammad cartoons. Photograph: Getty Images

The French ambassador to Ankara, Hervé Magro, was recalled to Paris on Sunday as tensions flared between France and Turkey. President Recep Tayyip E(...)

Participants shake hands after signing an agreement for a permanent ceasefire in Libya, at a UN building in Geneva, Switzerland. Photograph: Violaine Martin/EPA

Libya’s main warring factions signed a permanent ceasefire agreement on Friday, but any lasting end to years of chaos and bloodshed will require wider(...)

A woman grieves for victims of the military conflict in the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic in front of the Armenian embassy in Moscow. Photograph: Maxim Shipenkov

Azerbaijan and Armenia have accused each other of wrecking a second bid to halt fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh, as deadly exchanges of artillery fire (...)

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