Followers of Iraq’s Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr are seen in the parliament building as they storm Baghdad’s Green Zone. Photograph: Ahmed Saad/Reuters

Hundreds of supporters of Shia Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr stormed into Baghdad’s Green Zone on Saturday and set up tents beside parliament after Sa(...)

Smoke rises after airstrikes on the rebel-held al-Sakhour neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria. Photograph: Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters

Syria called local truces near Damascus and in a northern province on Friday but no halt to combat on the main battlefield in Aleppo, after a surge in(...)

President Barack Obama walks down the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base after returning from a foreign trip to Saudi Arabia, England and Germany. Photograph: AP/Susan Walsh

(...) week gave insights into his approach to the Middle East and Europe since 2008. In a candid series of(...)

 People evacuate an injured man amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Al-Qatarji, in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on Friday. Photograph: Ameer Alhalbi/AFP/Getty Images

Syria called local truces near Damascus and in a northern province on Friday but no halt to combat on the main battlefield in Aleppo, after a surge in(...)

A March 2014 photograph made available this week, shows asylum seekers at the  Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea. Photograph: Eoin Blackwell/EPA

Manus Island facility – which holds asylum seekers fleeing violence in the Middle East, Afghanistan and(...)

Followers of Iraqi Shia   cleric, politician and militia leader, Moqtada al-Sadr,  protesting  outside Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone last week. Photograph: Ahmed Saad/Reuters

(...) artificial borders”, a reference to the map of the Middle East drawn by the British and the French after the(...)

Donegal Investment Group reported further progress for its speciality dairy division

Europe while the second half saw difficult trading conditions in the Middle East and import regulation(...)

US President Barack Obama tries virtual reality glasses as he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) tour Hanover Messe Trade Fair in Hanover, Germany April 25, 2016. Photograph: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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(...) affordable amazingness in its heyday. 3 Virgin Megastores These still exist in the Middle East, but they(...)

A civil defence member carries a child that survived from under the rubble at a site hit by air strikes in the insurgent-held area of Old Aleppo, Syria, on Thursday.  Photograph: Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters

Air strikes on a hospital in Aleppo on Thursday killed three doctors and some 27 patients, in addition to dozens of civilians killed in strikes on in(...)

Independent TD Mick Wallace speaks in the Dáil on his visit to refugees in Calais and Dunkirk.

Middle East, including the release of further EU funding for this purpose.