All hail The Book as it was meant to be read – as a book, between covers.

(...) official in the Middle East. This highly popular tetralogy, comprised of Justine (1957), Balthazar (1958(...)

An image grab taken from a video made available by Jihadist media outlet Welayat Homs on July 4th, 2015 allegedly shows 25 Syrian government soldiers kneeling as, what appears to be children or teenagers, are brought in to execute them. Photograph: Getty

The Islamic State group has released a video showing the killing of 25 government soldiers in the historic town of Palmyra in central Syria. The vide(...)

A Muslim man reads the koran at a mosque during the Islamic month of Ramadan. Photograph: Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images

A bomb has exploded inside a mosque where al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria was holding a fast-breaking meal, killing at least 14, activists said. The blast (...)

US secretary of state John Kerry (C) is pictured during an Iran nuclear talks meeting with the Iranian foreign minister in Vienna on Friday. Photograph: Carlos Barria/AFP/Getty Images

The UN nuclear watchdog could issue a report on its investigation into past Iranian research suspected of being linked to nuclear weapons development(...)

Pedestrians walk along a road displaying an “OXI” or “No” campaign sign against bailout proposals in Athens, Greece, on Friday. Greece is divided  heading into Sunday’s referendum on European bailout proposals. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg

These are the two words upon which Greece’s future path in the euro zone hinge tomorrow, when the surprise referendum called by prime minister Alexis (...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen at Leinster House for his appearance before the Oireachtas banking inquiry. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

(...) for Dublin North East. There was a time when some of these extinct volcanoes would have savagely(...)

The funeral of Larry and Martina Hayes leaves  the Church of St Peter & Pauls, Athlone for the cemetary. Photograph: Collins

(...) images on television screens in dusty parts of the Middle East were “sanitised and sterilised,” Fr Liam(...)

The mother of Palestinian youth Mohammed Sami al-Ksbeh during his funeral in Qalandiya refugee camp, near Ramallah. Photograph: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters

Israeli troops have killed a 17-year-old Palestinian protester amid a surge in West Bank violence, coinciding with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.(...)

An Islamic State fighter destroys ancient objects  from Palmyra, as others watch on in the town of Manbij, northeast of Aleppo. Photograph: Kim Doo-Ho/AFP/Getty Images

The Syrian air force responded on Friday with heavy bombing to a fresh offensive in the northern city of Aleppo mounted by fundamentalists united in(...)

A damaged mosque where buses are positioned to provide protection from snipers of the forces of Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad in the old city of Aleppo. Photograph: Reuters

Syrian government forces carried out heavy air strikes on rebel positions in and around the northern city of Aleppo on Friday, aiming to repel a major(...)