Mahmoud Bazzi (centre), a Lebanese national suspected of kidnapping, torturing and killing two Irish United Nations peacekeepers  in 1980, has been deported from the US over immigration offences. Photograph: US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

A Lebanese man suspected of kidnapping, torturing and killing two Irish United Nations peacekeepers in war-torn Lebanon in 1980 has been deported from(...)

Israeli soldiers mourn during the  funeral of a colleague killed in a clash on the Lebanese border at Mount Hertzel cemetery in Jerusalem. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA.

Israel and Hizbullah have signalled that a rare flare-up in fighting across the Israel-Lebanon border is over, after the Lebanese guerrillas killed(...)

Israel responds to Hizbullah attack with air and ground strikes on southern Lebanon. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Israeli leaders convened on Wednesday night to consider their response after two Israeli soldiers were killed and seven wounded in a Hizbullah atta(...)

Israeli soldiers walk near mobile artillery units near the border with Syria in the Golan Heights. Photograph: Reuters.

Two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish peacekeeper were killed on Wednesday in an exchange of fire between Hizbullah and Israel that has raised the threat(...)

An airstrike from US-led coalition in the city of Kobani, Syria, in November. Islamic State laid siege to Kobani, in September.  The fighting continues with most residents having fled but the city is being defended by the People’s Protection Units (YPG). Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

Last September nine Arab states agreed at a meeting in Jeddah to join the US-led military campaign against Islamic State jihadis in Iraq and Syria, bu(...)

Hizbullah supporters  carry the coffin of Jihad  Mughniyeh, son of late Hizbullah leader Imad Mughniyeh in a suburb of Beirut on Monday. Photograph: Nabil Mounzer/EPA

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have confirmed that a senior member of their elite forces died in an Israeli attack in Syria in which six fighters of the (...)

Chris Henry wears jacket 425, shirt 160, twill trousers 135. Simon Zebo wears Bomber jacket 445, shirt 95, jeans 135. Jamie Heaslip wears Jacket 375, shirt 115, jeans 125. Photograph: Sean Jackson

Whether scrumhalves or flankers, they are built like tanks these days. Irish rugby stars are top athletes in prime condition, strong and ferociousl(...)

A storm buffeted the Middle East with blizzards, rain and strong winds, raising concerns for Syrian refugees facing freezing temperatures in flimsy shelters. Photograph: Khalil Ashawi/Reuters

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has called on the international community to step up efforts to alleviate the suffering of the 620,000 registered Syrian(...)

Still from passport control CCTV at an Istanbul airport believed to show Hayat Boumeddiene, who is allegedly connected to the attacks on Charlie Hebdo. Photograph: Haberturk/EPA 0:57

With the minimum of fuss or difficulty, Hayat Boumeddiene, the partner of French Islamist Amedy Coulibaly, crossed the French border into Spain on (...)

Ireland’s ambassador Isolde Moylan with Palestinian president Yasser Arafat, whom she met dozens of times, in his compound in Ramallah in 2000

Since 2010, Isolde Moylan, who has served as a diplomat for 40 years, has been accredited to five countries: Egypt, Sudan, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan. (...)