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Israeli soldier Elor Azaria with his mother at the start of his sentencing hearing in Tel Aviv, Israel, in February. Photograph: Jim Hollander, Pool, via AP

Israeli police have launched an investigation into incitement against President Reuven Rivlin in the wake of his decision to deny the petition for a (...)

French president Emmanuel Macron is received by Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh, earlier in November 2017. Photograph: Bandar al-Jaloud/AFP/Getty

President Emmanuel Macron has invited the embattled Lebanese Sunni leader Saad Hariri, his wife and three children to lunch at the Élysée Palace on Sa(...)

A Kuwait Airways Boeing 777-300ER. In its ruling the judge said transporting the Israeli citizen would have caused legal repercussions for the airline and the crew back in Kuwait, because of a state boycott of Israel. Photograph:  Yasser Al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images

A German court has come under fire for dismissing a discrimination case taken by an Israeli student who was refused permission to board a Kuwait Airwa(...)

Even the most die-hard Morrissey fan would grudgingly admit that it is becoming more difficult to separate the art from the man, given his increasingl(...)

Ruba Shamshoum, a singer from Nazareth, living in Ireland the past five years. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ruba Shamshoum used to hate standing on stage in front of an audience. She loved singing privately but was petrified of performing in public. “I alway(...)

Lebanon’s foreign minister, Gebran Bassil, giving a press conference in Paris on Tuesday. He said prime minister Saad Hariri needed to return to Lebanon to prove he was free. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

Saad Hariri will return to Lebanon from Saudi Arabia within two days, he said on Tuesday, 10 days after his shock resignation as prime minister in a b(...)

Census figures showed Ireland was experiencing fast growth in its Jewish population but a representative body has said it may have been a coincidence. Image: iStock.

Census figures that showed Ireland was experiencing the fastest growing Jewish population in the world were not what they seem, according to Maurice C(...)

The plan by three Independent Alliance ministers, including John Halligan, to embark on a ’peace mission’ to North Korea confirms the view that they have a fundamentally frivolous approach to high office. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The involvement of three Independent Alliance Ministers in the ludicrous North Korean escapade has exposed the vulnerability of the Fine Gael-led mino(...)

Pro-government Syrian troops taking up positions during fighting with insurgents near Boukamal, on the Iraq-Syria border, November 8th, 2017. Videograb: Syrian Central Military Media/AP

The rout on Thursday by the Syrian army of Islamic State fighters from the eastern border town of Abu Kemal – their last stronghold in Syria – heralds(...)

Priti Patel, who  resigned as international development secretary,  watches British prime minister Theresa May at a meeting earlier this year. File photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Penny Mordaunt, the pro-Brexit minister for disabled people, has been promoted to the UK cabinet as international development secretary, after Priti (...)

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