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Pope Francis is welcomed by Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, upon his arrival to the presidential palace in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi on Monday. Photograph: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images

The visit of Pope Francis to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is not his first to a Muslim country as pope. He has visited some of Islam’s most sacred s(...)

A scene from the ‘Dublin Apocalypse’ manuscript. Photograph: Board of Trinity College Dublin

Medieval society was both fascinated and appalled by the prospect of the apocalypse as outlined in the Book of Revelations. The last, and one of the(...)

Former general in Israeli army Benny Gantz: launched the Israel Resilience Party in December. Photograph: Amir Levy/Getty Images

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu faces a serious new threat after an opinion poll on Wednesday showed a new centrist party led by the country(...)

 Israel has decided not  to extend the mandate of the international observer force in the West Bank city of Hebron. Photograph: EPA/Abed Al Hashlamoun

Palestinians have reacted angrily to Israel’s decision not to extend the mandate of the international observer force in the flashpoint West Bank city (...)

Irish Holocaust survivors (from left to right) Walter Sekules, Suzi Diamond and Tomi Reichenthal attending the Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration in the Mansion House, Dublin on Janauary 27th Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

There are four Irish victims of the Holocaust, according to new research unveiled in Dublin on Sunday at the at the annual Holocaust Memorial Day Serv(...)

A  Palestinian protester throws back a tear gas canister towards Israeli forces during clashes after a demonstration along the border with Israel east of Gaza City on January 25th, 2019. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP

Qatar has decided to divert its monthly payment of funds for Gaza to United Nations-administered humanitarian projects in the Strip, after the Palesti(...)

Israeli soldiers stand guard as Israeli bulldozers demolish walls on a Palestinian land near the West Bank city of Yatta, south of Hebron on  January 23rd. Photograph: Abed Al Hashlamoun

Irish ambassador to Israel Alison Kelly has been warned of “serious consequences” for Irish-Israel relations and Dublin’s standing in the region if th(...)

Construction workers at the site of a school funded by the US United States Agency for International Development  in the Palestinian village of Al-Jabaa, 15km  southwest of Bethlehem. Photograph:  Hazem Bader/AFP

US funding for Palestinian security agencies could end next week when legislation goes into effect enabling US citizens whose relatives were killed or(...)

Polish foreign minister Jacek Czaputowicz:  had suggested   a five-year time limit on the backstop  as a compromise. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Simon Coveney was very polite about his counterpart’s intervention in the Brexit debate. And then dismissed it, confident it wasn’t going to run. Pol(...)

The controversial Israeli separation barrier separating the Palestinian West Bank village of Eizariya (foreground) and Jerusalem (background). Photograph: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images

The Palestinian Authority (PA) and Israeli officials have both rejected the outlines of the American Middle East peace plan revealed in an Israeli tel(...)

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