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Palestinian demonstrators burn posters of the US president in Bethlehem’s Manger Square in protest to him declaring Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Photograph: Musa al Shaer/AFP/Getty Images

The United States has formally recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will move its embassy to the deeply contested city, marking a dramati(...)

Palestinians in the West Bank city of Nablus watch as  Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas gives his reaction, in a televised speech, to  Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s  capital. Photograph: Alaa Badarneh/EPA

A cacophony of angry and despairing voices across the Middle East and the world has warned that Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital(...)

Elvis Presley of France: Johnny Hallyday in 2011. Photograph: Ed Alcock/New York Times

“All of us have something of Johnny Hallyday in us,” President Emmanuel Macron began his homage to France’s greatest rock star. His remark, early on W(...)

Francis  Denvir   on his 100th Birthday in 2015.  Photograph: Denis Boyle

One of the last surviving Irish participants in the second World War has died at his home in west Cork at the age of 102. Francis Denvir, who was bor(...)

Johnny Hallyday performing on stage in Paris. Hallyday, France’s best-known rock star, has died aged 74 after a battle with lung cancer. Photograph: Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images

Johnny Hallyday, the French answer to Elvis Presley, who kept audiences enthralled for nearly 60 years with his Gallic interpretations of American roc(...)

Antonio Chinea from Venezuela: He has found Dublin very different from the city he left nearly 10 years ago. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

When Antonio Chinea first moved to Russia he was only supposed to stay in the country for a year. The 17-year-old exchange student had spent 10 months(...)

 French president Emmanuel Macron: France has sold €12 billion in weapons to Saudi Arabia over the past decade, and €8 billion worth to Qatar. The sale of up to a dozen more Rafale fighter jets may be announced in Doha. Photograph:  Charles Platiau/EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron will travel to Algiers on Wednesday, then fly on to the Qatari capital Doha. The two countries are at opposite ends o(...)

A picture taken on Tuesday shows the damage after a reported air strike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition targeted the presidential palace in Yemen’s Houthi rebel-held capital Sanaa. Saudi-led warplanes pounded the rebel-held capital before dawn after the rebels killed former president Ali Abdullah Saleh. Photograph: Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images

Ali Abdullah Saleh, the cynical despot who dominated political life in Yemen for more than three decades, once likened his task in running the fractio(...)

Wild at heart: Lu Over the Wall

It’s been quite a year for director Masaaki Yuasa who’s wild, busy debut feature Night is Short, Walk on Girl premiered just months ago. Last summer,(...)

Israeli border police forces patrol near the Western Wall (centre left) and the Dome of the Rock (top) at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound on December 5th, 2017. Photograph: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump told Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday he intends to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a Palestinian (...)

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