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Rohingya refugees Saida Bibi and  Bodu Zzaman at the Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. More  more than 700,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar without passports or official ID. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

Rohingya refugees are turning to blockchain-type technology to help address one of their most existential threats: lack of officially-recognised ident(...)

A bus transporting Syrian refugees home on the border between Syria and Lebanon. Photograph: Getty Images

The trickle of Syrian refugees returning home from Lebanon has risen to a steady flow. About 5,000 of 976,000 UN-registered refugees living in Lebanon(...)

 A Palestinian employee sorts  undelivered post at the Palestinian central international exchange post office in the West Bank city of Jericho. Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA

Israeli occupying forces have allowed 10 tonnes of mail to be handed to Palestinian postal workers after preventing the letters and parcels from enter(...)

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas: has dismissed the Trump administration’s plan as the “slap of the century” and declared he will not commit “treason” by discussing it. Photograph: Mohamad Torokman

More than 80 per cent of Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied territories oppose the Trump administration’s “deal of the century” meant to bring peace(...)

Damages after a suicide bomb attack  in Sweida. Photograph: Sana/Handout via Reuters

Islamic State attacks on Wednesday on the south-western city of Sweida and nearby villages demonstrated the jihadists remain a serious a threat to Syr(...)

Demonstrators attend a rally to protest against the Jewish nation state Bill in Tel Aviv. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

Arab governments have condemned the “nation state” law adopted by Israel’s parliament last week as racist, discriminatory and an obstacle to peace. Th(...)

White Helmet members remove a victim from the rubble of a house following a reported air strike by government forces on a rebel-held area in Daraa. File photograph: Mohamad Abazeed/AFP/Getty Images

The Israeli military has extracted more than 400 members of Syria’s White Helmets civil defence group and their families, evacuating them to Jordan fr(...)

US president Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin shake hands during their joint press conference. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Donald Trump met one-on-one with Russia’s Vladimir Putin behind closed doors in Helsinki on Monday. The following are highlights of the press conferen(...)

Many fruits and vegetables such as grapes, oranges, dates, herbs, avocados, peppers and potatoes come from Israeli settlement areas. Photograph: iStock

It will be difficult for Irish consumers to follow proposals making it an offence to purchase goods and services from Israeli settlements given contin(...)

A woman holds a Syrian flag in Deraa, where the uprising against Bashar al-Assad’s regime began in 2011. Photograph: Omar Sanadiki/Reuters

The fall to the Syrian army of rebel-held quarters of Deraa city is a famous victory for Damascus. While not equivalent to the army’s capture of insur(...)

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