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A glowing globe and the words Earth Hour pictured in front of the unlit Brandenburg Gate shortly after the beginning of the international Earth Hour in Berlin. Photograph: Paul Zinken/AFP/Getty Images

Countries around the world have been switching off the lights for Earth Hour – a global call for international unity on the importance of climate chan(...)

 A pilot disembarks a Ryanair flight in London. Photograph: Reuters

Fears of further strike threats at Ryanair prompted a sharp fall in its shares, despite the airline pledging to return €750 million to investors this (...)

Middle East visit: US vice-president Mike Pence in Amman. Photograph: Khalil Mazraa/AFP/Getty

US vice-president Mike Pence has defended Donald Trump’s move to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel, a decision that has touched off uneasiness a(...)

An anti-corruption drive started by Saudi Arabia’s defence minister Prince Mohamed bin Salman has led to more than  200  arrests.  Photograph: Getty

Palestinian billionaire Sabih al-Masri, who also holds Irish citizenship, has been released from detention in Saudi Arabia after being caught up in th(...)

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas being greeted by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan at extraordinary summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Istanbul on Wednesday. Photograph: Kayhan Ozer/EPA

Leaders and officials of Muslim nations declared East Jerusalem the Palestinian capital on Wednesday at a summit meeting in Istanbul, producing the st(...)

Petra, which is hidden in the mountains, is one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and a Unesco World Heritage Site

In early October, I travelled to Jordan to visit my sister and experience the spectacular food the region is known for. We flew from Cork early in the(...)

Palestinian children hold candles during a protest against Israel’s newly-installed security measures at the entrance to the al-Aqsa mosque compound, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.  Photograph: braheem Abu Mustafa/ Reuters

There are few more sensitive sites in the world than the compound housing the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. Known to Muslims as the Haram al-Sharif, si(...)

Jordanian security forces near the Israel embassy, in Amman, Jordan. Photograph: Ahmad Abdo/EPA

Israel on Tuesday decided to remove metal detectors it had placed at the entrance to a holy site in Jerusalem’s Old City with other, less obtrusive su(...)

Policemen near the Israeli embassy in Amman, Jordan. Photograph: Reuters

One Jordanian was killed and two people, a Jordanian and an Israeli, were wounded in a shooting incident on Sunday in a building inside the Israeli em(...)

Mourners react as they carry the body of Palestinian Mohammad Abu Ghannam during his funeral in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of A-Tur on Friday. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters

At least three Palestinians were killed and some 200 injured in clashes on Friday as Palestinians protested against the installation of metal detector(...)

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