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Sir Henry McMahon: his demarcation line between Tibet and British India has long been a source of dispute between China and India

The recent dispute between the world’s most populous countries, China and India, has its roots in an agreement drawn up by the son of an Irish general(...)

The Israeli right believes it must seize the moment presented by a US president who broke with decades of US policy on the Middle East. File photograph: Getty Images

Even allowing for the upheaval wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic, which has forced governments and their citizens to turn their gaze inward, a plan to (...)

A Palestinian carries an injured protester during clashes with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel east of Gaza City on May 14th, 2018. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty

Today, Palestinians everywhere will commemorate the 1947-1949 Nakba (Arabic for catastrophe) – the ethnic cleansing of the majority of indigenous Pale(...)

A hundred years ago this week, Gen Edmund Allenby of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force entered the captured city of Jerusalem

One hundred years ago this week, Gen Edmund Allenby of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force entered the captured city of Jerusalem. It was the culminati(...)

An independence supporter outside the Palau Catalan Regional Government Building in Barcelona earlier this week. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

The policy committee for Dublin City Council has recommended that the Catalan flag be flown over Dublin City Hall for a month-long period. Councillor(...)

 Israeli security members check Palestinian Muslims as they cross a checkpoint along Israel’s separation barrier on the outskirts of the West Bank town of Bethlehem. Photograph: EPA/Abed Al Hashlamoun

This year marks two significant anniversaries in the tumultuous recent history of the “the Holy Land”, the region sacred to followers of Judaism, Chri(...)

Israelis   pay their respects  to   former president Shimon Peres in Jerusalem last year: A UCC conference    is to debate a diverse selection of   ideas in relation to Israel and international law. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty

To criticise the state of Israel is to demonise Jewish people. This has been the default charge levelled by an Israeli government seeking to undermine(...)

Former UK ambassador Dominick Chilcott laying a wreath at the State event marking the deaths of British soldiers in the Easter Rising at Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

This year’s State commemoration of the Easter Rising has been criticised for not achieving the stated goal of inclusivity. But its critics, including (...)