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Relatives of a Palestinian, who was killed at the Israel-Gaza border, react at a hospital in Gaza on Monday. Photograph: Mohammed Salem/Reuters

Israel’s use of live fire against Palestinians in Gaza is causing an unprecedented crisis in the blockaded and besieged coastal strip, according to th(...)

 US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley (seated) at UN headquarters in New York in June. File photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

The US withdrew from the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday after no other countries “had the courage to join our fight” to reform the “hypocritical a(...)

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks to the UN General Assembly before a vote in New York. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

The United Nations General Assembly condemned Israel on Wednesday for excessive use of force against Palestinian civilians. It has also asked UN chie(...)

Palestinian protesters take cover from tear gas shot by Israeli forces. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

At least four Palestinians were killed and more than 600 injured as some 10,000 residents of the Gaza Strip took part in protests along the border wit(...)

Palestinian FA chief Jibril Rajoub speaks during a news conference in Ramallah on Wednesday. Photograph: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters

Israel has demanded that soccer’s governing body investigate what it said were threats against Argentinian players that forced them to cancel a match (...)

Exquisitely crafted timber models and installations, such as those by London-based Alison Brooks and Dublin-born Niall McLaughlin (an example pictured above), are among the most memorable at this year's Biennale.

Ireland made its debut at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2000, with a national pavilion consisting of bales of peat briquettes, corbelled like th(...)

 Razan al-Najar, the Palestinian nurse reportedly killed by Israeli soldiers recently, in an image worn at a demonstration in Berlin  prior to the arrival of Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty

The Israeli military on Tuesday said an initial investigation found that the 21-year-old Palestinian woman medic shot dead during border clashes on Fr(...)

 President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, with Andrew Christopher Dunne, overall winner of Bloom with his creation, The Sustainable Seafood Garden, in the Phoenix Park. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins said Bloom marked the start of summer when he performed the official opening of the annual festival of food and gardening (...)

Israeli-Gaza border on May 29th, 2018:  smoke billows from the Gaza Strip following an Israeli air strike on the Palestinian enclave. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/ Getty

Militants fired more than 50 mortar shells and rockets at southern Israel and Israel pounded targets across Gaza on Tuesday in the most serious violen(...)

Muharrem Ince, Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) candidate in the June 24th presidential  election, with a shoeshiner in Istanbul. Photograph: Huseyin Aldemir

For a country with declining democratic credentials, Turkey’s politicians have shown remarkable interest in asking the public for its say. Local and (...)

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