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A Palestinian Hamas-hired civil servant receives her salary paid by Qatar, in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip. Photograph:  Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Civil servants in Gaza received their salaries on Friday after Qatar transferred more than €13 million in cash with Israel’s blessing. Long queues f(...)

The Irish Venture Capital Association    survey showed a pattern of decline, with investment falling by 33 per cent in the first nine months of the year to €546 million.   Photograph: Getty Images

Venture capital funding fell significantly in the third quarter of the year, decreasing by 47 per cent to €170 million, according to the latest report(...)

Palestinian farmers pick olives in the Al-Bureij refugee camp, south of the Gaza Strip. The fruit is a staple for many local farmers. Photograph: Mahmoud Issa/Getty Images

The autumn olive harvest is traditionally a period of optimism for Palestinians in an environment that often offers little reason for hope. The olive(...)

Michael Flynn, former national security adviser to US president Donald Trump, leaves Federal Court in Washington, DC. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP

US president Donald Trump’s first national security adviser Michael Flynn helped substantially with the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation(...)

Israeli soldiers block an entrance leading to the border with Lebanon, in the town of Metulla, northern Israel on Tuesday. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

The Israeli army has launched an operation to block tunnels being built by the Lebanese Hizbullah organisation before they come into use. Officials sa(...)

The fountain in France (Paris) Square in Jerusalem is turned red by activists as part of a violence against women national protest in  Israel. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

More than 100,000 women across Israel plan to strike on Tuesday to protest against violence against women, and many companies have encouraged their fe(...)

The Euro 2020 qualifying draw takes place at the Convention Centre in  Dublin. Photograph:  John Sibley/Reuters

The Republic of Ireland avoided the ‘Group of Death’ in the Euro 2020 qualifying draw on Sunday morning, but only just. Originally drawn in Group C al(...)

Henk van der Klok: “Over time, my beliefs changed and I truly believed that the kindness of strangers is something you can reliably depend upon.”

Last April, Henk van der Klok left a well-paid job in Cork to walk 5,800km through 13 countries, raise money for charity – and prove to his father tha(...)

A woman bakes bread in the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank, on October 21st, 2018 Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty

The residents of Khan al-Ahmar are living on borrowed time. On Monday, Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu told Knesset members from his ruling(...)

Irene Edwards: “We don’t talk politics in the shop.” Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

In Holyhead, even Santa voted to leave the European Union. Santa’s other name is Richard Burnell. He’s 78 with a long white beard and he formerly work(...)

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