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 Kurdish people hold placards reading in Arabic ‘No to the Turkish occupation’ during a protest against the Turkish offensive, in Amuda town, Al-Hasakah governorate, northeastern Syria. Photograph: EPA

Arab states have uniformly condemned the Turkish invasion of northeast Syria and called for an immediate halt to the offensive. Given a green light b(...)

Supporters of Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at a rally in Cairo on Friday. Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi

Egyptian security forces tried to head off protests on Friday amid reports that 2,000 Egyptians have been arrested since last weekend’s unexpected dem(...)

Tunisian electoral officials work at a vote counting centre  following the first round of presidential election in Tunis, Tunisia, on September 16th. Photograph: Mohamed Messara/EPA

For a few months in early 2011, Tunisia was the birthplace of the Arab Spring – the name that attached itself to wave of uprisings that swept the Arab(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks with Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain, left, during a meeting at the White House. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/Polaris/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump delivered mixed messages on Iran on Monday as the fallout from the weekend attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities continued(...)

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland building  at St Stephen’s Green. Its Bahrain campus has 1,300 students. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Medical Council has been urged to take human rights concerns into account in the forthcoming process of accreditation of the Royal College of Surg(...)

Michael Doyle, pictured in the French Jura just outside Geneva, is originally from St Mullins, Co Carlow. He lives in Geneva, where he works as a maths teacher in an international school.

Working Abroad Q&A: This week Michael Doyle, who is originally from St Mullins, Co Carlow, and now lives in Geneva, on working as a maths tea(...)

Locals prepare to welcome asylum seekers at the King Thomond Hotel, Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare last year. Photograph: Eamon Ward

It seemed a match made in hell. The village did not fancy the asylum seekers. The asylum seekers did not fancy the village. Residents of Lisdoonvarna(...)

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump in Buckingham Palace, London,  in June. Both are a regular, but silent, presence at White House events, eschewing the kind of Twitter-fuelled bombast that the president embraces. Photograph:  Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Donald Trump may have had the highest turnover of staff of any US president, but some things remain constant. Trump’s family has remained a continuous(...)

Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, speaks during a cabinet meeting on Wednesday. To his left is his chief of staff, Mahmoud Vaezi. Photograph: Iranian presidency office via AP

Iran’s president has warned Britain it will face “consequences” for seizing an Iranian supertanker carrying oil last week, an operation Tehran claims (...)

John Paul Construction was involved in the redevelopment of Adare Manor in 2018. Photograph: Murray Consultants

The State’s sixth largest contractor improved its pre-tax profit to €9.6 million last year helped by “very strong” fundamentals in its business. The (...)

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