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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 (...)

Ivanka Trump prepares to deliver a speech on women’s empowerment during the G20 Summit in Osaka on Saturday. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

The abiding image from this year’s G20 summit will not be Donald Trump sharing another chuckle with Vladimir Putin. It is the clip of his daughter, Iv(...)

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner gives a speech at the opening of the “Peace to Prosperity” conference in Manama, Bahrain, on Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters

The first instalment of the Trump administration’s “deal of the century” on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been greeted with derision, and deser(...)

 Israeli police  take up position in the village of Halhoul in the West Bank following  clashes with Palestinians protesting  against the  US economic conference. Photograph:  Abed Al Hashlamoun/EPA

The Trump administration’s Middle East workshop opening on Tuesday in Bahrain will be attended by representatives from Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, the Uni(...)

 Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu meets US president Donald Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner  at the prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem. Photograph: Stern Matty/Handout/EPA

The long-awaited US peace plan for the Middle East, which was expected to be unveiled next month, is facing another significant delay after Israel cal(...)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a conference in the Saudi capital Riyadh in  October 2018. Photograph: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi Arabia will host three summits of Gulf, Arab and Islamic leaders in Mecca on Thursday and Friday to discuss an attack on four oil tankers off th(...)

A Palestinian loads a cart with aid food provided by the UN’s World Food Programme and its agency for Palestinian refugees, Unrwa, in the Gaza Strip’s al-Shati refugee camp. Photograph: Mohammed Abed

The US has called for the dismantling of the UN agency caring for more than five million Palestinian refugees. Trump administration envoy Jason Gree(...)

On coming to power, Donald Trump delegated his “deal of the century” on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to his adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, but, more than two years later, the plan has yet to materialise. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

If the first element in the United States peace plan for the Middle East, unveiled by the White House in recent days, is any indication of what is to (...)

Prime minister Mohammad Shtayyeh (centre)  told his  cabinet that Palestinians “do not trade our national rights for money”. Photograph: Alaa Badarneh/EPA

Palestinian politicians and businessmen have flatly rejected the Trump administration’s proposal for an economic workshop scheduled for next month in (...)

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