A man reads a local newspaper showing a photograph of newly elected US president Joe Biden, in Kabul, on Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images

World leaders welcomed Joe Biden’s election as US president as a chance to enhance co-operation on climate change, the coronavirus pandemic and other (...)

Joe Biden as US vice-president in 2016 meeting then taoiseach Enda Kenny at the start of a visit to Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The world awaits the results of the US election in 10 days’ time, which will have repercussions around the globe. A changing of the guard in Washingto(...)

Students stand in line to get tested for Covid-19. Photograph: by Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

Israel 3,275 cases per 100,000 (14 day average to October 7th). Israel’s experience with Covid-19 has put our own recent spike into perspective. With (...)

Commuters board a London Overground train in south Londonafter a range of new restrictions to combat the rise in coronavirus cases in England were announced. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet decided on Thursday to tighten Israel’s coronavirus lockdown after he voiced alarm that a surge i(...)

Bahrain’s foreign minister Abdullatif al-Zayani, Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, US president Donald Trump and UAE foreign minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan  hold up documents after participating in the signing of the Abraham Accords at the White House. Photograph:    Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump hailed a peace agreement between Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates as “the dawn of a new Middle East”, as he welc(...)

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu briefing on coronavirus development in Israel at his office in Jerusalem, Israel, September 13th 2020. Photograph: Yoav Dudkevitch/EPA

Israel will reinstate a strict countrywide lockdown this week amid a surge in coronavirus cases. Prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu made the announcem(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: the rapprochement between Tel Aviv and the federation of sheikhdoms is a win. Photograph: Abir Sultan

The Israeli government is to “suspend” plans to annex parts of the West Bank as part of a US-brokered deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates(...)

Defined by his walrus moustache, John Bolton became an almost cartoonish caricature of a certain kind of American conservative. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

The former US national security adviser, now one of his president’s harshest critics, shares his controversial views on Donald Trump, Ireland, Brex(...)

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 (...)

Police officers stop a vehicle at a checkpoint in the Segrià region of Catalonia, northeastern Spain on Saturday. Photograph: Ramon Gabriel/EPA

Spain has ringfenced more than 70,000 people in Galicia in the second local lockdown ordered in as many days, as one of Europe’s worst-affected countr(...)

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