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The deployment of a group of gardaí to the Middle East last week as part of the Government’s refugee protection programme was cancelled following a disagreement over pay.

The deployment of a group of gardaí to the Middle East last week as part of the Government’s refugee protection programme was cancelled following a di(...)

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum with Princess Haya, the most visible and glamorous of  his reported six wives, at the Epsom Derby festival  in England on June 3rd, 2017. Photograph:  Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

Few world leaders are known to write poetry. Fewer still offer it up for public consumption. And almost none record their marital breakups in verse on(...)

Mansaf surrounded by various salads in the home of Um Haya and Abu Haya in Azraq camp

The last thing I want after a long shift is to hear restaurant chatter. The kitchen porters are still going, the pastry chefs are up until 3am, so if (...)

People walk near the recently reopened Nassib border post in  Deraa province, at the Syrian-Jordanian border south of Damascus Photograph: Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images

The road to Deraa runs through flat, velvet-green fields and abandoned villages, where houses stare through black, blank windows. Sheep graze lazily i(...)

Construction workers at the site of a school funded by the US United States Agency for International Development  in the Palestinian village of Al-Jabaa, 15km  southwest of Bethlehem. Photograph:  Hazem Bader/AFP

US funding for Palestinian security agencies could end next week when legislation goes into effect enabling US citizens whose relatives were killed or(...)

Three of Mo’een Al Ali’s daughters watch on as their parents explain the barriers preventing them from going to school. Photograph: Peter Biro/European Union 2018

Three years have passed since the last time Mo’een Al Ali’s children stepped inside a school classroom. The local schools are full and the family cann(...)

Syrians in Beirut, Lebanon, preparing to return to their homeland. Photograph: Jamal Saidi/Reuters

The UN agency responsible for refugees has predicted that 250,000 Syrians could return to their homeland next year, making a modest but significant re(...)

People pray in Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in protest against the travel ban imposed by President Donald Trump. Photograph: Laura Buckman/Reuters

When Mari Khoury* waved goodbye to her husband Fadi in August last year she thought they would soon be reunited on US soil. She departed Istanbul, the(...)

Elderly men talk to each other in downtown Amman. Photograph: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters

The taxi nuzzles gently into dense rush-hour traffic as car headlamps flicker over the walls of white stone villas and residential and office blocks. (...)

Syrian refugees after crossing into Jordan territory with their families in 2015. Photograph: Muhammad Hamed/File Photo/Reuters

Jordan faces “a severe debt crisis due to low economic growth as a result of closed borders, reduced international assistance and low economic product(...)

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