Iran extends olive branch

The natural scepticism that has greeted Iran’s new and most welcome promise of “serious and substantive” negotiations on its nuclear programme is unde(...)

Scientific investigators, part of the UN peacekeeping force in south Lebanon, inspect the site near an explosion as Lebanese army soldiers watch near the Lebanese-Israeli border in the village of Labbouneh, southern Lebanon, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

Lebanon says it will file a complaint with the United Nations Security Council after four Israeli soldiers were injured in a mine explosion within Leb(...)

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani waves after his swearing-in at the parliament in Tehran yesterday. Photograph: AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi

Hassan Rouhani was sworn in as Iran’s president yesterday, promising moderation and transparency but urging those who wanted the “right response” from(...)

Iran’s state media has sought to  play down reports that incoming president Hassan Rouhani called Israel ‘a wound on the Muslim world’. Photograph: Reuters.

Two days before his inauguration as Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani said that Israeli occupation of Palestinian land had inflicted a “wound” on (...)

US secretary of state John Kerry (C) announces further peace talks at a news conference with Israel’s justice minister Tzipi Livni (L) and chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat (R) at the State Department in Washington today. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters.

Israel and Palestine will seek to reach a peace agreement within nine months and negotiators will meet again within two weeks after holding a “positiv(...)

The mother (R) of Palestinian Ateya Abu Moussa, who has been held prisoner by Israel for 20 years, reacts as she is hugged by her sister after hearing news on the possible release of her son. Abu Moussa was expected to be among more than 100 Arab prisoners to be released as a step to renew stalled peace talks with the Palestinians in Washington today. Photograph: Reuters

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators will resume peace talks today, the US State Department said in a statement. It will be the first time that the tw(...)

The mother of Palestinian Ateya Abu Moussa, who has been held prisoner by Israel for 20 years, reacts as she is hugged by her grandson after hearing news on the possible release of her son, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip today. Abu Moussa was expected to be among more than 100 Arab prisoners to be released as a step to renew stalled peace talks with the Palestinians ahead of plans to convene negotiators in Washington later this week. Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

Israel has approved the release of 104 Arab prisoners in a move intended to facilitate the restart of peace talks with the Palestinians and end nea(...)

A chance for peace

‘Establishing facts on the ground” has been a cardinal feature of Israeli policy towards the territories it captured in the 1967 war against Egypt, Sy(...)

Israeli prime minister Benyamin Netanyahu has asked his ministers to stick to the official line that the unfolding events are an internal Egyptian affair. Photograph: Menahem Kahana-Pool/Getty Images

Although Israeli ministers and generals have been ordered not to comment on developments in Egypt, anonymous officials expressed satisfaction over the(...)

People react as Egyptian military aircraft fly over Tahrir Square in Cairo on  the day after President Mohammed Morsi was ousted from power. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Egyptian prosecutors escalated what appeared to be a widespread round-up of top Muslim Brotherhood members today, acting hours after the military depo(...)

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