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Krac des Chavaliers: The Krac’s thick stone walls withstood artillery fire and aerial bombardment.

Wadi al-Nasara enfolds travellers entering from the dusty yellow plain in a blanket of green and silver – the green of well-watered fields and the sil(...)

 Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán  is on course for victory in Sunday’s parliamentary elections. Photograph: Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images

Hungarians head to the polls on Sunday for parliamentary elections whose results may have consequences across Eastern Europe, says Irish Times corresp(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and interior minister Arye Deri:   deal with UN refugee agency cancelled shortly after it was announced. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

Facing a right-wing backlash, Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has cancelled a deal with the United Nations refugee agency to resettle tens o(...)

Israeli prime minister Binjamin Netanyahu. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

In a dramatic last-minute U-turn, Israel has cancelled the deportation of some 35,000 African asylum seekers that was due to begin in the coming days.(...)

Pope Francis greets the crowd in St Peter’s Square after the Easter Sunday Mass  in the Vatican. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis has called for peace in a world marked by war and conflict, “beginning with the beloved and long-suffering land of Syria” and extending t(...)

The Gloaming Live at the National Concert Hall in March 2018. Photograph: York Tillyer

The Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm Rock star and charity campaigner Bob Geldof leads the names joining Ryan Tubridy on Good Friday’s Late La(...)

Israeli soldiers sit next to the border fence on the Israeli side of the border with the northern Gaza Strip, Israel, on Thursday. Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

The Israeli military has deployed in unprecedented numbers during peacetime along the Gaza Strip border, declaring it is prepared to use “substantial (...)

Apartment block in Paris’s 11th arrondissement in which the murder of an 85-year-old Jewish woman  is alleged to have taken place. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

French investigators are treating the killing of an 85-year-old Jewish woman in Paris as an anti-Semitic murder, after it emerged that she had survive(...)

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson speaking to the press before   a meeting of EU foreign ministers  in Brussels on Monday, March 19th. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP

When EU foreign ministers met on Monday the UK, in the form of foreign secretary Boris Johnson, turned up to look for a bit of solidarity over the Sa(...)

Former Israeli president Chaim Herzog, who was born in Belfast and brought up in Dublin, pictured inspecting a guard of honour at Dublin Airport in 1985. Photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

Irishman Chaim Herzog rose through the military to become a United Nations ambassador and president of Israel. He was a man of contradictions, once te(...)

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