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Free Syrian Army fighters carry their weapons as their move towards their positions in the al-Ziyabiya area in Damascus earlier this month. Photograph: Ward Al-Keswani/Reuters

Let’s be clear: There are no good options left in Syria. The government of Bashar al-Assad has a large arsenal of weapons as well as the(...)

Mary Elmes from Cork, who helped Jewish children escape from Nazis gas chambers during the Second World War

A Cork woman who risked her life to save Jewish children from Nazi gas chambers has become the first Irish person to be honour(...)

Yusra Yousef, a 77-year-old Palestinian refugee, holds a key she says belongs to a house her family were forced to leave after the establishment of Israel in 1948. Photograph: Reuters

Jewish settlers have reacted angrily to plans by the Israeli government to hand over parts of the West Bank for the construction of a new Pales(...)

Binyamin Netanyahu: following the public outcry, his office announced that the prime minister had been unaware of the cost of ordering the bed. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

The decision by prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu to install a double bed on the flight taking him and his wife Sarah to London for Margaret Th(...)

The bombings that killed dozens in the Turkish city of Reyhanli on Saturday later expose the violent risks of spillover into neighbouring countries posed by the Syrian conflict. Photograph:  Reuters/Umit Bektas

Israel’s missile strikes on military targets in the Damascus area on May 5th and the bombings that killed dozens in the Turkish city of Reyhanl(...)

Syrian information minister Omran Zoabi: said Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan should “step down as a killer and a butcher”. Photograph: Khaled al-Hariri

Damascus yesterday denied involvement in twin bombings in southern Turkey that killed 50 people and injured 155 on Saturday, a(...)

Potesters demonstrate against new austerity measures set to be included in the 2013-2014 national budget at a main junction in Tel Aviv last night. Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

The Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, has encountered severe turbulence after it emerged that he ordered a double bed to be installed(...)

Former US president Jimmy Carter and former president Mary Robinson at the Department of Foreign Affairs Iveagh House during a visit hosted by Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The EU should move to introduce proper labelling of goods produced on illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank, for(...)

Italy’s foreign minister Emma Bonino (R) listens as US secretary of state John Kerry answers a question during their joint news conference, after an official meeting in Rome today. Photograph: Mladen Antonov/Reuters.

The United States does not want Russia to sell weapons to Syria and has opposed transfers of missile systems to the country in the past because(...)

Prof Stephen Hawking: his  spokesman Tim Holt said the decision not to attend the conference was based strictly on health concerns. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

In a major victory for the Israel boycott movement, British theoretical physicist Prof Stephe(...)

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