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A Lebanese anti-government protester draped in a national flag sits overlooking the Mohammed al-Amin mosque and the Martyrs square in Beirut on November 14th, 2019. Photograph:  Patrick Baz/AFP via Getty Images

Beirut seemed calm, quiet and normal a year ago today when President Michael D Higgins, on an official visit to Lebanon, lunched with his counterpart (...)

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivers remarks in the parking lot of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Local 951 while campaigning  Grand Rapids, Michigan on October 2nd. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

From inside the Fresh supermarket in downtown Dearborn, Abu Ali runs a store selling spices, herbs, seeds and nuts. He offers an array of Middle Easte(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo: Baghdad is concerned the US may launch military strikes to re-energise president Donald Trump’s faltering bid for re-election. Photograph: Riccardo Antimiani

Iraq has urged the US to withdraw its threat to adopt tough measures intended to pressurise Baghdad to disarm pro-Iran militias blamed for lobbing roc(...)

Carlos Ghosn during a press conference to launch his new university management and business programme in Beirut. Photograph:  Wael Hamzeh/EPA

Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has made a public appearance in Lebanon during which he launched an initiative with a local university to help the(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron: “All of them bet on the worst-case scenario for the sake of saving themselves, the interests of their family or their clan.” Photograph: Petras Malukas

French president Emmanuel Macron has scolded Lebanon’s politicians for failing to form a government of experts to rescue Lebanon from economic, social(...)

Lebanon’s president Michel Aoun (left) meeting with prime minister designate Mustapha Adib at the presidential palace in Baabda, east of Beirut. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Lebanon’s prime minister-designate has resigned amid a political impasse over government formation, nearly a month after he took on the role. Mustaph(...)

Syrian Ahmad Ourfali, pictured before he was injured, wants to take up a place on a masters programme in Trinity College Dublin has been unable to secure a visa. Photograph: Ahmad Ourfali.

A Syrian refugee badly injured in the recent port explosion in Beirut is fighting to take up a place at Trinity College Dublin later this month having(...)

The donations, the alliance says, will go towards food, water and medical care, as well as providing soap, masks and “vital information” to prevent the spread of the virus. Photograph: iStock

Six of Ireland’s leading international charities have formed a new alliance to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and assist some of the most vulnera(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, US president Donald Trump, Bahrain foreign minister Abdullatif al-Zayani and UAE foreign minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan wave from the Truman Balcony at the White House after they participated in the signing of the Abraham Accords where the countries of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates recognise Israel, in Washington on Tuesday.  Photograph: Saul Loeb/ AFP via Getty Images

It is difficult to see more than a US presidential election campaign stunt in Tuesday’s much-hyped White House signing of recognition deals between th(...)

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