Mr Coveney said the move was intended to protect the base camp from attack from Syrian militias which had threatened Filipino and Dutch soldiers in recent weeks.

Ireland will send a new group of soldiers to the Golan Heights after changes to where they are to be based during service with UN, according to Minist(...)

 Ian Paisley with his wife  and children before a service in his honour at the Martyrs’ Memorial Church, on the Ravenhill Road, Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker

The centre of Ballymena was going through its usual, slightly lazy early Friday afternoon yesterday when the secondary schools disgorged their pupils (...)

In an unprecedented rebuke to the security policies of Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu (above), dozens of reserve soldiers have said they would no longer spy on Palestinians living under occupation. Photograph: Reuters/Nir Elias

Dozens of reserve soldiers from Israel’s top electronic surveillance unit say they will no longer spy on Palestinians living under occupation, in an u(...)

“There’s a good degree of racism in us all! Did you hear that? Racism in us all!”. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

In January 1998 Ian Paisley announced that he was exiling himself from the Good Friday Agreement peace talks and would instead travel to Cameroon to p(...)

Italian defence minister Roberta Pinotti (L) welcomes  Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney  during the EU informal meeting of defence ministers in Milan, Italy September 9th, 2014. Photograph: Matteo Bazzi/EPA

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney has expressed confidence the United Nations will make changes to its peacekeeping mission to the Golan Heights. Mr (...)

Haaretz newspaper columnist Gideon Levy: “In the West Bank, you see the real face of the Israel Defence Forces, the so-called most moral army in the world.” Photograph: Gil Cohen Magen/AFP/Getty Images

Gideon Levy is preaching in the wilderness. Week after week, the columnist for Haaretz newspaper tells his compatriots what they do not want to hea(...)

Montesr Baker (12) was playing with his cousins at the beach of Gaza City when Israeli missilies killed four of them on July 16th, 2014.

Israel’s chief military prosecutor has ordered criminal investigations into two of the most high-profile incidents in the recent Gaza war – the kil(...)

According to  fishermen in Gaza, the extension was all media hype.

At dawn on a September morning, the sea off the coast of Gaza City is the most pleasant place in the stricken enclave. The air is cool, the Mediterran(...)

Gaza City’s harbour. Yasser Arafat included a deep-water commercial seaport for the fledgling Palestinian state in the 1993 Oslo accords. Photograph:  Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images

In Greek and Roman times, Gaza thrived on shipbuilding, fishing and commerce, all centred on the port at Anthedon in northern Gaza. The strip of land (...)

Mohamed, Mussab and Omar Wahdan were among 30 people wounded when the house they were sheltering in was hit by Israeli rockets. Photograph: Lara Marlowe

Israeli ground troops, surviving family members say, sequestered eight members of the Wahdan family, ranging in age from an 18-month-old girl to a 70-(...)