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Rev Trevor Johnston, a member of the committee that set up the highly conservative Global Anglican Future Conference Ireland group. Photograph: ASCBelfast.com

The Republic of Ireland is the least Christian part of the English-speaking world and a place where “God is now seen as redundant and unnecessary”, a (...)

Verdelli castle on the Via Francigena, Tuscany. Photograph: DeAgostini/Getty Images

The museum guide in Lucca suggests that I pick up the loaded rucksack from the bucket, carry it to the other end of the room and put it back in the bu(...)

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu: says Bill strikes a proper balance between Israel’s Jewish character and its democratic principles. Photograph: Abir Sultan/AFP/Getty Images

The EU’s ambassador to Israel was summoned to the foreign ministry in Jerusalem on Friday for a diplomatic dressing-down after he reportedly told Knes(...)

Israeli defence minister Avigdor Lieberman said Israel should immediately close the embassy in Dublin.  Photograph: EPA/ Atef Safadi

Israel’s defence minister has called on his country to close its embassy in Dublin in response to the Seanad backing a Bill banning the import of good(...)

Palestinian farmer Muna al-Taneeb, from the West Bank, with Senator Frances Black outside Leinster House on Wednesday. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/AP Images for Avaaz.

Irish ambassador to Israel Alison Kelly met foreign ministry officials in Jerusalem on Thursday after being summoned to hear Israel’s displeasure at t(...)

Palestinian security forces  stand at the gate of the Kerem Shalom crossing, the main passage point for goods entering Gaza. Photograph: AFP Photo

Activists in Gaza have vowed to continue launching incendiary kites across the border into southern Israel after Israel closed the main commercial cr(...)

Protesters wave Palestinian flags as they demonstrate against Israel at the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar on July 6th, 2018. Photograph: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty

Israel’s high court has suspended the planned demolition of the West Bank Bedouin hamlet of Khan al-Ahmar, a tiny settlement that has become a flashpo(...)

Gonen Segev is escorted by prison guards as he arrives at court in Jerusalem. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/EPA

The trial has begun in Jerusalem of former Israeli minister Gonen Segev, who is accused of spying for Iran and providing information on Israeli bases (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said media, ‘should not consider itself above criticism’. Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

A free press is as important as the parliamentary or courts system in a democracy, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said in response to controversy over his exp(...)

Lake Ohrid is hugely popular with domestic tourists but there are relatively few foreign visitors. Photograph: iStock

Has anybody heard of Lake Ohrid? Macedonia shares one of Europe’s largest and deepest lakes that very few people have ever heard of. The country is a (...)

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