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Iraqi protesters hand over job requests to government employees in Basra, Iraq. Photograph: Essam al-Sudani/Reuters

Iraqis demanding electricity, water, jobs and an end to corruption are expected to take to the streets in Iraq’s Shia south on Friday following mosque(...)

Pope France will sit among the people on a platform “about 2ft high”. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

As many as 2,000 performers, including a 1,000-strong choir, are to take part in the two-hour Festival of Families at Croke Park in Dublin on August 2(...)

Iraqi policemen throw sand to put out tyres that  protesters had set ablaze at the main entrance to the giant Zubair oilfield near Basra, Iraq, Tuesday. Photograph: Essam al-Sudani/Reuters

Iraqi police wielded batons and rubber hoses to disperse about 250 protesters gathered at the main entrance to the Zubair oilfield near Basra on Tues(...)

A picture taken  from the Israeli-annexed Syrian Golan Heights shows displaced Syrians going back to their camp near the Syrian village of Burayqah, after being turned back by the Israeli forces at the border fence between Syria and the  Golan Heights, where they were trying to seek refuge.  Photograph: Jalaa Marey/AFP/Getty Images

Russian president Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump agreed during Monday’s summit in Helsinki to work together to end the conflict in(...)

 German chancellor Angela Merkel, Belgian prime minister Charles Michel, Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg, US president Donald Trump and British prime minister Theresa May at the Nato summit  in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Like it or not, and many Nato members are deeply uncomfortable about it, Donald Trump set the agenda for Nato’s summit in Brussels. He also threw a sm(...)

Tunisian Houda Zghidi moved to Ireland four years ago. She  works for a tech company. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When Houda Zghidi began chatting online with an Italian man based in Dublin she was not looking for a long-term relationship. She loved living in her (...)

Sarah Ibrahim (31) walks through a secure camp for the families of Islamic State members, in Kurdish-controlled northern Syria, on June 23rd. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/The New York Times

When her husband uprooted their family from Morocco to live under Islamic State in Syria, Sarah Ibrahim had little choice but to go along. After he di(...)

A woman holds a copy of the Capital Gazette during a candlelight vigil to honour the five people who were killed inside the Capital Gazette newspaper Annapolis, Maryland, in the United States. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

‘They were just trying to do their job for the public.” This comment on the five staff murdered last week at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Marylan(...)

Refugees wait for a special train in Freilassing, southern Germany, in September 2015 after they were taken off express trains from Hungary and Austria. Photograph: Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images

The German federal police officers, in black protective vests, are waiting on the platform of Flensburg’s redbrick expressionist station when the trai(...)

Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr: has allies in Hadi al-Amiri and Haidar al-Abadi. Photograph: Alaa al-Marjani/Reuters

In spite of dramatic differences, the three parties that gained most votes in Iraq’s May 12th parliamentary election have agreed to work together to f(...)

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