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The ancient Aleppo Citadel was only lightly damaged. Photograph: Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images

The “Big Mosque”, the name the people of Aleppo give to the eighth century Umayyad Mosque built at the edge of the city’s ancient souq, or market, sta(...)

Paediatric surgeon Ali Al-Ekri  greets family members on his release from  prison in Manama, Bahrain, after five years.    He strongly criticised the military’s excessive use of force against protesters in 2011. Photograph: Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters

A paediatric surgeon who spent two years at Temple Street Children’s Hospital in Dublin has been released from a Bahraini prison after five years. (...)

Photo from 2005 shows the entrance of the Suaga (Suwaqa) prison, south of the capital Amman. Jordan hanged 15 death row prisoners including convicted “terrorists” at dawn on March 4th its information minister said, in a further break with a moratorium on executions it observed between 2006 and 2014. Photograph: Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/Getty Images

Jordan executed 15 people on Saturday including 10 convicted on terrorism charges ranging from an attack a decade ago on Western tourists to the slay(...)

Golden State Warriors head coach  Steve Kerr.  “You want to solve terror, you want to solve crime. This is not the way to do it.” Photograph:  Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

In 1988, near the end of his final year as a guard with the University of Arizona basketball team, Steve Kerr was warming up before a game against loc(...)

Syrian refugee Mona al-Shamali (52) looks out at the field where she now lives. Photograph: Sally Hayden

Stuck between war and a state that doesn’t want them, Syrian refugees are learning a new normal. In the darkness of a tent less than 30km from the Sy(...)

The Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, Michigan, where half the population are of Arab descent. Locals are split over the implications of the Trump travel ban. Photograph:  Nova Safo/AFP/Getty Images

It would be hard to think of a place where Donald Trump’s immigration clampdown will hit harder than in Dearborn, Michigan, where people of Arab desce(...)

Last March, John Whyte (right) took UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon around the Nahr al-Bared camp in Lebanon to outline the community’s central involvement in the reconstruction project.

On the bustling streets of the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp in northern Lebanon, locals are drawn to an Irish man fielding impromptu questions. One per(...)

Phil Lynott, lead singer  Thin Lizzy,  died on January 4th, 1986. He was 35. Photograph:  Eric Luke

– Phil Lynott, lead singer with Irish rock band Thin Lizzy (below), died on January 4th. He was 35 years old.–Jennifer Guinness, wife of Guinness Maho(...)

 In his speech in Washington US secretary of state John Kerry  spoke of the need for a two-state solution and defended the Obama administration’s approach to Israel. Photograph: Zach Gibson/Getty Images

Across the Arab world, US secretary of state John Kerry’s harsh words for Israel on Wednesday were met with a collective shrug, coming at the end of (...)

 Syrian rebel fighters are evacuated from Aleppo towards rebel-held territory. Photograph: Youseff Karwashan/AFP/Getty Images

The Syrian army said it had retaken complete control of Aleppo on Thursday, after the last rebel fighters were evacuated from the city, in what would(...)

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