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A Palestinian woman holding her national flag looks at clashes with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel east of Gaza City. Photograph: Getty Images

International condemnation of Israel’s killing of 59 Palestinian protesters in Gaza escalated as thousands rallied in the coastal enclave on Tuesday t(...)

Supporters of the Progressive Socialist Party carry  party flags and  shout slogans during the Lebanese parliamentary elections  in the town of Moukhtara, at Chouf district in Mount Lebanon. Photograph: Wael Hamzeh/EPA

Cars and motor bikes festooned with fluttering yellow and green flags charge along the main drag of the “capital of the resistance,” the south Lebane(...)

Delegates Graham Fitzpatrick, Ed Platt, John Paul Phelan and Michael Weed call for equal pay for all teachers at the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation’s annual congress in Killarney. Photograph: Moya Nolan

Recently, a teaching colleague of mine in another school suggested to a parent that her child seemed very tired all the time, and wondered why. The pa(...)

Saudi Arabia had some cinemas in the 1970s but its powerful clerics closed them. Photograph: iStock

Saudi Arabia’s first cinema in more than 35 years will open on April 18th in Riyadh, the capital, authorities said on Wednesday after agreeing with A(...)

A file image from February this year showing Jessica Demafelis, the sister of Joanna Demafelis who was found dead in a freezer in Kuwait, crying  as  her sister’s remains arrive in the Philippines. Photograph: AP

A Kuwaiti court has sentenced a Lebanese man and his wife to death after they were convicted in absentia of killing a Filipina maid in a case that tri(...)

 Palestinians fleeing as tear gas grenades begin to drop during a demonstration near the border with Israel east of Gaza City to commemorate Land Day. Photograph: Mahmud Hamsmahmud/ AFP /Getty Images

UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres has called for an independent investigation into deadly clashes in Gaza between Palestinians and Israeli troops.(...)

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad waving at supporters after addressing parliament in Damascus in March 2011. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Seven years ago, Syrians inspired by Arab Spring uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt protested in Damascus and other Syrian cities, calling for democratic (...)

Kasem Hijazy, head of Goal’s operation in Syria, at the agency’s  Dún Laoghaire office. Children in besieged Ghouta “can differentiate between the sound of bombs and even Kalashnikovs”  but not types of fruit, he says. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Kasem Hijazy has a row of photographs hanging on the wall of his office of colleagues who have died in Syria’s war. Whenever he feels exhausted or fea(...)

Louise Allen is spreading the word about what’s happening in craft here in Ireland.

Go back in time through thousands of years, or travel thousands of miles, and you’ll find a common thread linking people together. We all make things,(...)

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during the graduation ceremony of the 93rd batch of the cadets of King Faisal Air Academy, in Riyadh  on February 21st. Photograph:  Bandar Algaloud/Saudi Royal Court/Reuters

Saudi Arabia has dismissed its top military commanders as the kingdom’s war in Yemen, launched nearly three years ago, remains stalemated and relation(...)

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