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Tunisian women hold up saws and signs showing pictures of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with a caption below reading in Arabic “no welcome, Tunisians against the visit of the Saudi Crown Prince to Tunisia”, during an anti-Saudi Crown Prince protest  in the capital, Tunis on November 27th Photograph:  Fethi Belaid/ AFP/Getty

The heir to the Saudi throne, Mohammed bin Salman, arrived in Tunisia on Tuesday on his tour of “brother” Arab countries before he braves western, Tur(...)

'I knew few people as skilled at explaining the mood of the Arab street and the intricacies of Arab politics' as Jamal Khashoggi, above. Photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

I first met Jamal Khashoggi in January 1992, when we were both covering the military coup that prevented the Islamic Salvation Front winning parliamen(...)

Boat-builders working on a currach in Meitheal Mara’s workshop in Cork.

It’s an image familiar to most Irish people – the sight of men carrying a currach on their heads as they walk down to the sea – but it was given a new(...)

Delacroix: a detail from July 28, 1830: Liberty Leading the People. Courtesy of the Louvre, Paris

France had not held a major retrospective of Eugène Delacroix’s work since the centenary of his death in 1963. An exhibition at the Louvre this spring(...)

Algerians forced to the ground by the  French military in 1955 in Kabylia, Algeria: the Algerian war poisons relations between Paris and Algiers to this day.  Photograph: Michel Desjardins/Gamma-Rapho via Getty

Every war is fought twice: once for supremacy on the battlefield, then for control of its memory. The Algerian war lasted eight years, from 1954 to 19(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron with Michele Audin, daughter of late Maurice Audin, as he leaves the home in Bagnolet of Josette Audin, widow of Audin, on Thursday. Photograph: Thomas  SamsoN/AFP/Getty Images

When President Emmanuel Macron recognised the responsibility of the French state for the torture and murder of the communist mathematician and anti-co(...)

Singer Rachid Taha has died of a heart attack at the age of 59. Photograph: Thomas Bregardis/AFP/Getty Images

Rachid Taha, who has died of a heart attack aged 59, shook up the global music scene with his inventive and fiery fusion of Algerian styles and rock, (...)

Nano Nagle Place: a renovated space for Cork’s 21st-century communities

The legacy of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin in Ireland; the history of the earliest piece of documented Chinese porcelain in Europe, the Fonthill Vas(...)

French president Charles de Gaulle (centre)  in Brazzaville, French Equatorial Africa (modern-day Republic of the Congo) in 1958.

France’s Fifth Republic was born 60 years ago on Tuesday, when General Charles de Gaulle published a new constitution. It was the beginning of French (...)

An Algerian man’s counsel told the High Court there was  a danger his client’s rights under Article 3 of the European Convention of Human Rights, which prohibits torture and being subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment, would be breached if he was returned to Algeria.

The High Court will rule later on a challenge to another refusal by the Minister for Justice to revoke a deportation order made against an Algerian ma(...)

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