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US president Donald Trump  posing with a two-month-old mass shooting survivor held by Melania Trump:  grinning, the US leader  give the thumbs-up.  Photograph: Flotus/EPA

One of the most totemic pictures of the Obama era was a White House photo showing the president bowing to let a five-year-old black boy touch his hair(...)

Palestinian men pile bags of flour outside an aid distribution centre run by Unrwa in the central Gaza Strip refugee camp of Bureij, on Wednesday. Photograph: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

Unrwa’s very existence is challenged by scandal at the top as the agency scrambles for international funding to distribute emergency cash and food bas(...)

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum and Princess Haya: The case is highly sensitive for the United Arab Emirates. Photograph:  Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

A high-profile royal dispute that pits the billionaire ruler of Dubai against his wife, a Jordanian princess, is set to resume in a British court this(...)

The deployment of a group of gardaí to the Middle East last week as part of the Government’s refugee protection programme was cancelled following a disagreement over pay.

The deployment of a group of gardaí to the Middle East last week as part of the Government’s refugee protection programme was cancelled following a di(...)

 Palestinians watch  Israeli security forces tear down a building still under construction in the Wadi al-Hummus area close to the Palestinian village of Sur Baher. Photograph:   Hazem Bader/AFP

The Palestinian leadership has appealed to Jordan and Egypt to intervene to prevent Israel demolishing dozens of Palestinian homes in an east Jerusale(...)

UN high commissioner for refugees Filippo Grandi speaks to  Simon Carswell in Dublin this week. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Record numbers of refugees – and the forced mass movement of many more from conflict, poverty, disease and climate change – have made the planet a mor(...)

Syrian refugees remove a corrugated metal as they dismantle their shelters at the Lebanese border town of Arsal. Photograph: Reuters/Hassan Abdallah

Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey, the three regional countries hosting 5.6 million Syrian refugees, are struggling under the burden. Economic crises in all(...)

Former president Mary Robinson speaking at the Irish Congress of Trade Unions’ biennial conference in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Former president Mary Robinson has said Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, who has fled from Dubai to London, remains a friend of hers. Mrs Robinson said(...)

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum with Princess Haya, the most visible and glamorous of  his reported six wives, at the Epsom Derby festival  in England on June 3rd, 2017. Photograph:  Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

Few world leaders are known to write poetry. Fewer still offer it up for public consumption. And almost none record their marital breakups in verse on(...)

 Princess Haya Bint al-Hussein and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum  at the Epsom Derby in June 2017, in Epsom, England. Photograph: Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

A legal battle between two of the most prominent Middle Eastern royals has been launched in London. Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, daughter of the lat(...)

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