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Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s president, pauses while speaking during the UN general assembly meeting in New York on Tuesday. Photograph: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump and Iranian president Hassan Rouhani exchanged taunts at the United Nations general assembly on Tuesday with Mr Trump vowin(...)

Hamine eggs with hummus

My sister recently bought me Claudia Roden’s revolutionary A Book of Middle Eastern Food. Originally published in 1968 it revealed the delicious wonde(...)

Medics help evacuate a wounded Palestinian protestor during a demonstration at the Erez crossing with Israel on Tuesday, in the northern Gaza Strip. Photograph: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

Israeli forces opened fire during a demonstration in the northern Gaza Strip near a border crossing on Tuesday, killing two Palestinian protesters and(...)

John and Susan Cooper, who died in a hotel in Egypt last month. Photograph: Facebook

E.coli was a factor in the deaths of two British tourists at a hotel in Hurghada last month, Egypt’s public prosecutor has said. Tourists John and Su(...)

Campaign warns that the barriers preventing spouses and partners from securing work is also blocking families from fully integrating into their local communities

A lack of awareness among employers and recruiters and long delays in visa registrations are preventing thousands of non-EU trained professionals from(...)

 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(...)

Syrian children at a camp for displaced civilians fleeing from advancing Syrian government forces in Idlib province. Photograph: Amer Alhamwe/AFP/Getty Images

As the battle for Syria’s jihadi-dominated Idlib province looms, the UN is scrambling to avert a humanitarian disaster and calling for a negotiated so(...)

 Palestinian children arrive to their UNRWA school during the first school day at al-Jalazoun refugee camp near the west bank city of Ramallah, on  August 29th. Photograph: Alaa Badarneh/EPA

Palestinian refugees reacted with dismay on Saturday to a United States decision to halt funding to a UN agency, warning that it would lead to more po(...)

Stephen Cloak emigrated to Brazil for the second time, three months after his daughter was born in Dublin.

As figures from the Central Statistics Office show a continuing rise in the number of people moving to Ireland from abroad, The Irish Times asked read(...)

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: (...)

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