Israeli police examine a car at the scene of what is believed to be an terrorist attack in Jerusalem, Israel. Polica said 20-year-old Palestinian driver Abd al-Rahman al-Shaloudi, a resident of the West Bank village of Silaud, slammed his car into a Jerusalem light rail train station. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

An Israeli baby died and eight other people were hurt when a Palestinian man slammed his car into pedestrians at a Jerusalem light railway stop, then (...)

A Palestinian protester runs away from an Israeli truck firing a water cannon near Nablus earlier this week. Photograph: Abed Omar Qusini/Reuters

Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian boy in a village in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, local medics and residents told Reuters.Bahaa Bad(...)

The World Press Photo of the Year by John Stanmeyer of the US for National Geographic, February 26th, 2013, in Djibouti City. African migrants raise their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighbouring Somalia – a tenuous link to relatives abroad. 3:03

The award-winning photograph Signal will feature among the 150 photographs at the 57th World Press Photo Exhibition which opens at the chq Building(...)

Destroyed houses in the Al-Sha-af neighbourhood in the east of Gaza City. Photograph: Mohammed Saber/EPA

The Palestinian consensus government may have to scale down its plan for the reconstruction of Gaza, devastated by 50 days of Israeli bombing and s(...)

Michael Harding at Lough Allen, Co Leitrim. Photograph: Brian Farrell

There is a cocktail called a Tornado. And I know a woman with three children who describes the pain of childbirth as a tornado. And love can often (...)

 US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks in Cairo   after the International donors conference on financing the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip. Photograph:  EPA

US secretary of state John Kerry yesterday called for a renewed commitment to achieving Middle East peace, saying a lasting deal between Israel, the P(...)

Election winner Paul Murphy, now joining Joe Higgins and Ruth Coppinger on the bench behind Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Paul Murphy’s middle-class background and education might seem an unlikely background to being the newly elected TD for Dublin South West, with a soc(...)

A Palestinian woman sits outside her house that witnesses said was destroyed during the seven-week Israeli offensive in the southern of Gaza Strip. Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

The Irish Government has announced it will donate an additional €2.5 million in funding to Gaza, following the 50-day Israel-Hamas war this summer .Sp(...)

Pope Francis exchanges his skullcap with a member of the faithful during his weekly public audience in St Peter’s Square in Rome on Wednesday. Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty Images

Could Pope Francis be in line for a Nobel Peace Prize? Eighteen months into what already looks like a momentous pontificate, there has been specula(...)

A view of the northern Gaza Strip as seen from the Israeli farming community of Netiv Haasara last month. Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

On July 23rd, two weeks into Israel’s military offensive in the Gaza Strip, Brazil condemned what it called a “disproportionate use of force” and with(...)