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A night bazaar in Hyderabad.

There’s barely time to take in the size of the mirror-panelled headquarters of ICICI Bank in Hitech City housing 22,000 employees – it’s so humongous (...)

Brona (left) and Grainne watching the sunrise over the Dead Sea.
Welcome to my place . . . Palestine
  • Abroad
  • September 29, 2018, 04:00

Brona Ní Uigin from Monaghan and Grainne Ní Thiarnain from Sligo, both law graduates from NUI Galway, lived in Palestine for several years doing legal(...)

On September 13th, 1993, US president Bill Clinton stands between PLO leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli prime minister Yitzahk Rabin as they shake hands. Photograph: J David Ake/AFP/Getty Images

Twenty-five years ago on Thursday, a portly Palestinian boy scout raised the Palestinian red, white, black and green flag from the balcony of Orient H(...)

Ivor Prickett of Ireland won  first prize news stories at the World Press Photo Awards 2018. His photographs included  this of civilians who had remained in west Mosul during the battle to retake the city

There’s a certain visual diet of war that’s unflinchingly consumed. Wide shots of destruction where people, whether alive or mere remnants of those wh(...)

Israeli transport minister Israel Katz:  “I have decided to name the Western Wall station ... after US president Donald Trump for his courageous and historic decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish people and the State of Israel.” File photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

A senior Israeli member of cabinet wants to name a train station after Donald Trump to thank him for recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but t(...)

US president Donald Trump, with vice president Mike Pence standing behind him, announces his decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel at the White House on Wednesday. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The US State Department has banned its diplomatic staff from visiting Jerusalem’s Old City and the West Bank for non-essential reasons, as president D(...)

Ghassan Jansiz in his bookshop in Homs. Photograph: Michael Jansen

Opening the Oxford and Cambridge English bookshop in the Syrian city of Homs in 2015 as the war in that country raged on was a risky business venture (...)

Aleppo regeneration: solar-powered street lights in damaged eastern zone. Photograph: Michael Jansen

Syria may be the only country in recent times to rebuild before a devastating war ends. Aleppo, Syria’s former commercial powerhouse, has been transfo(...)

Wafa Mahmoud Yusif and her son Walid, with a photograph of her elder son, who was killed in the Syrian war. Photograph: Michael Jansen

Homs is buzzing with life and light. The streets seethe with traffic, shops and restaurants are doing brisk business, and lights burn day and night as(...)

A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces calls his comrades during the fighting with Islamic State fighters in Raqqa, Syria, on  August 14th. Photograph: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

The Baghdad and Damascus governments appear to be co-ordinating their offensives against Islamic State (Isis) with the objective of uprooting the grou(...)

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