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Dr Susan Hopkins, chief medical adviser for UKHSA, thanked people affected by monkeypox for coming forward, saying they were ‘helping us limit the spread of this infection in the UK’. Photograph: Jeff Overs/PA Wire

Confirmed monkeypox cases in the UK have more than doubled to 57. The figure, released by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) on Monday, was an incr(...)

The decision to block the EU delegation comes in the wake of the widespread international condemnation of the killing of Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP via Getty Images

Two Irish MEPs were on an official European Parliament delegation mission to Palestine that has been cancelled after the delegation’s chair was blocke(...)

Israel’s health ministry said the man is in a Tel Aviv hospital in a good condition. Photograph: CDC/the New York Times

Austria’s first case of monkeypox has been confirmed, Vienna’s health authority said on Sunday. “Suspected case of pox viruses confirmed,” the healt(...)

Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh standing with the Old City of Jerusalem in the background. Photograph: EPA/Al Jazeera

Born: January 3rd, 1971 Died: May 1st, 2022 Shireen Abu Akleh originally studied to be an architect but could not see a future for herself in the fie(...)

 Arab MP Ghaida Zoabi has quit the Israeli government. File photograph: Laurent Van Der Stockt/Getty Images

Israel’s fragile government is in danger of collapse following Thursday’s dramatic decision by an Israeli-Arab parliamentarian to quit the coalition. (...)

Lieut Col Fiacra Keyes: ‘Civilians no longer have to go into bunkers. All in all it is calm [while] on occasion there are flare-ups.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

The Ukraine war threatens to divert attention from the dangerously explosive situation on the Lebanese border with Israel, and prompts governments to (...)

Ireland has been described as a ‘wealth hub’ in a new global report.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Maybe the newly refurbished Cashel Palace was right recently to charge €45 for three scones and coffees. After all, there appears to be a significant (...)

It has not been a safe year for journalists. Since January 1st, 27 have been killed while working, or for reasons related to work. On Friday the lates(...)

 Louise Shanahan. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Breaking a major barrier and record in one swoop, Louise Shanahan produced a stunning run at the Belfast Irish Milers Meet on Saturday afternoon, taki(...)

A Palestinian artist paints a mural honouring late  veteran Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, on Saturday. Photograph: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has condemned Israeli actions at the funeral of murdered journalist Shireen Abu Akleh and said they should (...)

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