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Supporters celebrate during parliamentary elections outside the campaign headquarters of Ghassan Hasbani, Lebanon’s former deputy prime minister and Lebanese Forces’ candidate for the Orthodox seat in the electoral district of Beirut I. Lebanon. Photograph: Francesca Volpi/Bloomberg

The parliamentary election on Sunday did not effect the dramatic change Lebanon needs to overcome multiple crises which have brought the country to it(...)

A beggar and her children sit beneath electoral posters under a bridge in the Lebanese capital Beirut. Photograph: Anwar Amro/AFP/Getty

Voters are set to go to the polls in Lebanon on Sunday despite pressure for postponement due to threats of violence and shortage of funds for the parl(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney (centre) being shown the site of mass graves in Bucha this week while accompanied by members of the Garda’s Emergency Response Unit. Photograph:

The Defence Forces special forces unit, the Army Ranger Wing (ARW), was stood down from protecting Simon Coveney on his visit to Ukraine before the Mi(...)

 World Health Organisation’s  Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: There is ‘nowhere on Earth where the health of millions of people is more under threat’ than in Tigray. Photograph: Will Oliver

From the outset of Russia’s war on Ukraine and the outflow of Ukrainian refugees, humanitarian aid agencies have warned that global food supplies have(...)

Orientation session at International Organisation for Migration office in Beirut, Lebanon, on life in Ireland for Syrian refugees chosen for resettlement. Photograph: Sorcha Pollak

The Irish State must not lose sight of the resettlement pledges it has made to Syrians, Afghans and Eritreans and “cannot afford to pit one group agai(...)

 Syrian refugee at a  camps in Bekaa, East Lebanon close to the Lebanese-Syrian border. Photograph: Ramzi Haidar/Unicef Lebanon

Lebanon’s economic crisis, which is massively impacting the country’s education and health sectors, has created a “lost generation” of children who ha(...)

A woman cooks in a yard of apartment buildings damaged by shelling from fighting on the outskirts of Mariupol, Ukraine. Photograph: Alexei Alexandrov)/AP Photo

People in parts of Ukraine, trapped by the Russian invasion, are beginning to starve to death, the US has maintained. A senior US official also warne(...)

Ministerial cars and their drivers wait on a Cabinet meeting to end at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

From division bells to wedding bells – congratulations to Fianna Fáil TD Christopher O’Sullivan, who has announced his engagement to Dublin-based lawy(...)

Japan’s Kaoru Mitoma celebrates scoring against Australia to secure his side’s place at the World Cup in Qatar. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP via Getty Images

Kaoru Mitoma’s late double secured Japan’s qualification for a seventh straight World Cup finals on Thursday as they beat Australia 2-0 in Sydney to e(...)

A faded Islamic State flag in Raqqa, Syria, in June 2018. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/New York Times

The announcement that Abu Hassan al-Hashemi al-Qurayshi has been appointed Islamic State’s third commander is intended to boost the relevance of the c(...)

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