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The cordoned-off Bataclan concert hall in Paris, November 16th, 2015. The “Beyond Chaos: In the Aftermath of the Arab Upheavals” launch occurred on the third anniversary of the massacres. Photograph: Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images

When the French academic Gilles Kepel went to Damascus to study Arabic in 1977, the two most salient features of the Middle East were the Arab-Israeli(...)

A picture taken on Monday shows a ball of fire above the building housing the Hamas-run television station al-Aqsa TV in the Gaza Strip during an Israeli air strike. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

In few places is peace more fragile than the Gaza strip. For months, quiet progress has been reported in diplomacy aimed at putting the uneasy, on-off(...)

 Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system fires an interceptor missile as rockets are launched from Gaza towards Israel in the southern Israeli city of Sderot, on Monday. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

Israel and the militant groups in Gaza reached a fragile ceasefire on Monday night with each side indicating that quiet will be met with quiet. After(...)

Catherina Cahill seen with David Walsh, who she admitted killing in Australia. Photograph: Facebook

An Irish woman who killed her fiance in Sydney has told a judge she did not leave the “controlling and fairly unpleasant” man as she loved him dearly.(...)

Khalifa Haftar, the military commander who dominates eastern Libya. Italian officials have been trying to secure his attendance at today’s conference in  Sicily. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Italy is hosting a two-day Libya conference on Monday and aims to push forward a new UN plan to stabilise the troubled North African country after a i(...)

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 (...)

A Palestinian Hamas-hired employee displays  dollar notes after receiving her salary, in the southern Gaza Strip on  November 9th, 2018. Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

More than €13 million, provided by Qatar, was paid to Gaza civil servants on Friday after being transferred via the Israeli border crossing in three s(...)

Image taken on November 20th, 2014, of Bahrain’s al-Wefaq  leader Sheikh Ali Salman  in  Zinj. File photograph: Mohammed al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty Images

A Bahraini court on Sunday ordered life sentences for three senior opposition members, overturning a previous acquittal on charges of spying for Qatar(...)

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi: In public, Democrats are staying silent on whether they’ll support her. Photograph:  Erin Schaff/New York Times

The corridors of Congress have been eerily quiet as the midterm elections approach. The usual churn of legislative activity on Capitol Hill is on hol(...)

Caroline Nokes told the Home Affairs Committee that if Britain leaves the EU without a deal, employers will have to distinguish between EU citizens who arrived before Brexit day and those who came in afterwards.  Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The man in the next chair looked across at me, splayed almost horizontal, my head tilted backwards and a cotton bud covered in hot, black wax pointing(...)

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