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A Lebanese anti-government protester draped in a national flag sits overlooking the Mohammed al-Amin mosque and the Martyrs square in Beirut on November 14th, 2019. Photograph:  Patrick Baz/AFP via Getty Images

Beirut seemed calm, quiet and normal a year ago today when President Michael D Higgins, on an official visit to Lebanon, lunched with his counterpart (...)

The property companies aim to build student apartments with a total of more than 2,000 beds in the Republic

Investors Round Hill Capital and NBK plan to spend €83 million on building student apartments in Cork following a €10 million land deal. Multinationa(...)

Lady Cochrane died from injuries sustained in the Beirut port blast on August 4th.

Born: May 18th, 1922 Died: August 31st, 2020 Lady Cochrane, as Yvonne Sursock was universally known in Lebanon, was the daughter of Alfred Bey Sursoc(...)

A demonstration in the  centre of  Tripoli on Sunday. Photograph: Mahmud Turkia/AFP via Getty Images

The United Nations-backed government in Tripoli is refusing to attend talks on the future of Libya in Cairo on Tuesday after Egypt threatened military(...)

“To the world,” Sarah Hegazi  wrote before her death. “You’ve been greatly cruel, but I forgive.”  Photograph: Sarah Hegazi/Facebook

When the openly gay frontman of a hugely popular Lebanese pop group strutted onto the stage of a Cairo summer festival in 2017, rainbow flags lifted i(...)

Protesters in face masks hold up placards with messages rejecting a new civil conflict during an anti-government rally in front of the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon, at the weekend. Photograph: Nabil Mounzer/EPA

Lebanon needs emergency aid and urgent reforms to rescue its citizens from the country’s worst economic, political and social disaster, according to t(...)

A billboard depicting General Khalifa Haftar, the commander of the Libyan National Army, in Benghazi. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/The New York Times

A string of victories by Turkish-backed forces in western Libya this week dealt a heavy blow to the ambitions of aspiring strongman Khalifa Hafter and(...)

The Girli Concrete artwork in the entrance hall to the Playhouse theatre in Derry, which was created by  Ruth Morrow and Trish Belford. Photograph:  Martin McKeown

Imagine concrete wall with a velvet finish or a floor made of concrete but with the feel and texture of moss. “Concrete is usually perceived as being (...)

  Iraqis shop for food ahead of the first day of   Ramadan at the Shorjah market in central Baghdad, Iraq. Photograph: EPA

The Muslim fasting month of Ramadan is set to begin on Thursday night with the sighting of the crescent moon. Attendance at ceremonial openings will b(...)

Egypt’s Great Pyramid at Giza is illuminated with  the words “Stay safe” and “Stay home”. Photograph: EPA/Khaled Elfiqi

Desperate Egyptians are killing cats in the mistaken belief they carry coronavirus. The lack of official transparency about the causes and cases of (...)

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