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Workers carry mummified cats at the Saqqara area in  Egypt. Photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered seven Pharaonic Age tombs containing dozens of cat mummies, as well as wooden statues depicting other animals (...)

 Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas stated: ‘Palestine was – and shall remain – on the side of Saudi Arabia.’ Photograph:  Abbas Momani / AFP

Arab governments have, belatedly, rallied round Riyadh over the disappearance and presumed murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi while visiting t(...)

Jamal Khashoggi: a man who knew too much. Photograph: Mohammed al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi had been a regime insider for decades and knew how the kingdom’s rulers and security services dealt with dissidents. (...)

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (right) arriving at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd,  in a video grab from CCTV footage obtained by Turkish news agency DHA. Photograph:  Demiroren News Agency/AFP/Getty Images

Top Turkish security officials have concluded that Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on orders from (...)

After a major redevelopment and expansion, the Goethe-Institut Irland’s Georgian Headquarters at 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 has  reopened

The movie poster on Dublin’s Merrion Square carries a tantalising tagline. “Option 1: Diplomacy; Option 2: Military; Meet Option 3.” In Hollywood’s (...)

 Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, better known as Shawkan, reacts behind a grill after a verdict sentenced him to five years in Cairo, Egypt. Photograph: Mohamed Hossam/EPA

An Egyptian court has sentenced 75 people to death for their involvement in a 2013 sit-in protest by Islamists that was broken up by security forces i(...)

In a word ... Pope

The papacy has been described as one of the most enduring and influential of all human institutions. In his 2009 book, Keepers of the Keys of Heaven: (...)

Palestinian paramedics carry a youth injured at the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip on August 17th.  Photograph:  Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty

Israeli troops killed two Palestinians and wounded scores of others taking part in weekly Gaza border protests on Friday, medics said, as Egyptian med(...)

Protesters shout slogans during a rally demanding equal inheritance rights for women, in Tunis on Monday. Photograph: Zoubeir Souissi/Reuters

Tunisia’s president Beji Caid Sebsi says he will push for a new law to ensure equality in inheritance between men and women, in a first for the Arab w(...)

The Abu Makar monastery in Egypt. Photograph: Berthold Werner

Egypt’s public prosecutor has detained a disgraced monk on charges of killing a bishop at a desert monastery, the accused’s lawyer said on Saturday, i(...)

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