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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: (...)

 A Palestinian employee sorts  undelivered post at the Palestinian central international exchange post office in the West Bank city of Jericho. Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA

Israeli occupying forces have allowed 10 tonnes of mail to be handed to Palestinian postal workers after preventing the letters and parcels from enter(...)

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(...)

One kiss or two, or may be three. Photograph: iStock

I’ve come to dread bumping into acquaintances unexpectedly, particularly if they’ve recently returned from holidays. You pretend to be delighted to se(...)

 A child stands in the rubble of Said al-Mishal cultural centre building destroyed in Israeli air strike in the west of Gaza City on Thursday. Photograph: Haitham Imad/EPA

The truce announced late on Thursday night between Israel and Hamas was hanging in the balance on Friday after at least two Palestinians were killed d(...)

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