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Faithful in protective masks attend Friday prayers during Ramadan at a mosque in Gaza City on Friday. Photograph: Mohammed Saber/EPA

Rarely, if ever, in the 1,400-year history of the faith have Islam’s three holiest mosques in Mecca, Medina, and Jerusalem closed simultaneously durin(...)

The Western Wall in Jerusalem. A new train station – it is  planned to name it  after US president Donald Trump – will be 50m underground, and will be connected by escalators to the esplanade of the  wall

Plans by Israel to extend the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem fast train to the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City have drawn criticism from planners, archaeolog(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin (right), with  Syrian president Bashar Assad  in Damascus, Syria,  on Tuesday. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik/Kremlin Pool/AP

Russian leader Vladimir Putin has travelled to Syria to meet President Bashar Assad and other officials. The visit to Syria, a key ally of Iran, cam(...)

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 (...)

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