Adil Charkaoui told a news conference in Montreal that anti-Muslim sentiment in Quebec is to blame for alienating Muslim students, not his classes, where he said only Arabic, the Koran and “basic notions” are taught. Photograph: Dario Ayala/Reuters

A Muslim teacher once jailed by Canada as a security threat denied on Friday he had radicalised Canadian teens believed to have travelled to Syria to (...)

Banksy says on his website that during the filming of his Gaza documentary, a local man asked him what was the meaning of a kitten mural, which features in it. “I explained [that] I wanted to highlight the destruction in Gaza by posting photos on my website - but on the internet people only look at pictures of kittens.” Screengrab: banksy.co.uk

Anonymous British street artist Banksy has posted a mini-documentary on his banksy.co.uk site showing squalid conditions in Gaza six months after the (...)

 Mayeli Hernandez who was forced to leave    Honduras as a 12-year-old due to increasing violence. Amnesty International governments paid lip-service to protecting civilians last year while “failing miserably”. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty

Last year was “devastating” for human rights across the world and the United Nations did too little to protect them, according to Amnesty Internation(...)

A Palestinian girl  carries her sister during a protest in the southern Gaza Strip calling for reconstruction of houses. Some 150,000 Gazans remain homeless. Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

The Palestine Liberation Organisation has called a meeting for early next month to discuss the future of the cash-strapped Palestinian government and(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan stands under pictures of Jews killed in the Holocaust during his visit to the Hall of Names at Yad Vashem’s Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem last Wednesday. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters.

Charlie Flanagan paid his first visit to the Middle East as Minister for Foreign Affairs this week when he visited Israel, Gaza and the West Bank. On (...)

A north of England council has been asked to fly the Tricolour to mark the Easter Rising centenery next year. Photograph: Ed Pritchard/Getty

A council in the north of England has been asked to consider flying the Tricolour to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising next year. The request c(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan lays a wreath during a ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance at Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem.  Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

The opportunity to re-start the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians could be lost for a generation if it is not grasped soon, Minister f(...)

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman: a spokesman said he mentioned, “What he sees as the unbalanced position of the EU with regard to the Palestinians.” Photograph: Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty  1:24

Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman has told his Irish counterpart Charlie Flanagan that Irish public opinion presents “difficulties” for the(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has announced that the Government is to provide €4.7 million in funding to UN agencies working with Palestinian refugees. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

The Government has pledged funding of €4.7 million for UN agencies working with Palestinian refugees. The announcement was made in Gaza on Monday by M(...)

William Schabas said his work for the PLO had prompted the Human Rights Council’s executive to seek legal advice about his position from UN headquarters. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

The head of a UN inquiry into last summer’s conflict between Israel and Gaza said he would resign after Israeli allegations of bias due to consultanc(...)