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A major concern for churches in Ireland and beyond is the declining participation of young people. This is not confined to Ireland, as a recent surv(...)

Palestinian medics evacuate a wounded youth during clashes with Israeli troops along the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel on Friday. Photograph: Adel Hana/AP

At least four Palestinians were killed and more than 100 wounded, according to Palestinian medical sources, as residents of the Gaza Strip protested f(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu  and his wive Sara  attend the  opening ceremony of Israel’s 70th Independence Day celebrations in Jerusalem on Wednesday. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

On Wednesday night, mourning turned to celebration in Israel as Memorial Day for the country’s fallen soldiers ended and the country’s 70th anniversar(...)

Palestinians evacuate an injured protestor during clashes  near the Israeli border fence in  Gaza. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Israeli troops and Palestinian protestors clashed for the third consecutive weekend on Friday resulting in at least one Palestinian killed and more t(...)

Dublin’s Lord Mayor Mícheál MacDonncha said he had accepted the invitation because Dublin City Council supports the people of Palestine and was critical of Israel.

Israeli authorities say they are examining ways to expel Dublin’s Lord Mayor Mícheál MacDonncha and will issue him a letter after he leaves Israel sta(...)

Henk van der Klok in Mongolia during a road trip through the country in July 2011.

Henk van der Klok started and quit teacher-training, a university degree in social work and the marine corps. He quit judo, guitar, drums, basketball(...)

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu: may opt for early elections this year to cash in on his popularity in the polls before the attorney general rules on an indictment. Photograph: Jim Hollander/EPA

Binyamin Netanyahu, now in his fourth term as prime minister, is the only leader in Israel’s history to have been elected three times in a row. If his(...)

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(...)

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