Children hold Palestinian flags as they celebrate after rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah signed a reconciliation deal, in the Gaza Strip on October 12th. Photograph:  Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

Palestinian groups have vowed to press on with reconciliation efforts, saying Israel’s decision not to hold peace negotiations with a Palestinian gov(...)

Fatah’s Azzam al-Ahmad (right), head of the Fatah delegation, and Fatah colleague Rawhi Fattouh (second right),  after signing a Fatah-Hamas reconciliation deal in Cairo today after the two rival Palestinian movements ended their decade-long split following negotiations overseen by Egypt. Photograph: Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images

The Egyptian-brokered Fatah-Hamas accord, portrayed as a breakthrough after a decade of bitter division, is partial rather than comprehensive – with t(...)

Gill Meller: the River Cottage chef will be cooking a harvest supper at Burtown House, Co Kildare on October 20th

Chef and River Cottage team member Gill Meller, whose cookery book Gather was one of last year’s food publishing highlights, is coming to Ireland to c(...)

Hamas’s overall leader Ismail Haniya waves as he arrives for a meeting with Palestinian officials in Gaza City. Photograph: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

Fatah and Hamas delegations are set to meet in Cairo next week to discuss the implementation of a deal to end the rift between the rival Palestinian m(...)

Israeli security forces and emergency services gather at the scene of a shooting attack at the entrance to the Jewish settlement of Har Adar. Photograph: Abit Sultan/EPA

A Palestinian man shot and killed three Israeli security personnel at a West Bank checkpoint on Tuesday morning before himself being fatally shot, fu(...)

Izzeddeen and Eman Alkarajeh with their children Omar, Jouri and Lama. Izzeddeen, a Palestinian from the west bank who moved here from Saudi Arabia with his wife and children last year and is living in direct provision in Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Izzeddeen Alkarajeh had been living and working in Saudi Arabia for nearly 17 years when he lost his job. He knew his Jordanian wife, who he met durin(...)

The event took place in the Light House cinema in Smithfield.

Like its parent event, Re:publica Dublin – the spin-off of the hugely popular annual Berlin-based Re:publica digital society festival – proved again t(...)

Sara Netanyahu,  wife of Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: faces a possible five-year prison term if found guilty of the fraud charges but a fine is the most likely outcome. Photograph: Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images

Israel’s attorney general, Avichai Mandelblit, has notified Sara Netanyahu, the wife of prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, that he has decided to ind(...)

People participate in a candlelight vigil at the University of Virginia Wednesday night in Charlottesville. Photograph: Andrew Shurtleff /The Daily Progress/AP

With tears and defiant tributes, hundreds of purple-clad people packed an historic Charlottesville theatre to remember the 32-year-old woman killed wh(...)

Intel’s Brian Krzanich, Mobileye’s Amnon Shahua and BMW’s Klaus Froehlich: Intel announced its intention to acquire Mobileye in March. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

About three years ago, the chip giant Intel seemed like a bystander in Silicon Valley’s race to develop self-driving cars. Google was zooming ahead, p(...)