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US president Donald Trump (right) meets with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC in March 2018. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty/File

US troops, war planes and missile defence batteries are being deployed at the Prince Sultan air base south of the Saudi capital Riyadh as regional ten(...)

Sheila O’Callaghan in Rio de Janeiro. She has lived in Rio since 2015 where she now runs  a Wine Club with her German husband.

Sheila O’ Callaghan is originally from north Cork, but has lived in Rio de Janeiro since 2015. She used to run a publishing company that she set (...)

Members of the fire service work to contain an 11th night Bonfire in Cluan Place, Belfast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Firefighters saw a “significant decrease” in the number of emergency calls due to loyalist bonfires in Northern Ireland at the start of the Twelfth of(...)

 Israeli police  take up position in the village of Halhoul in the West Bank following  clashes with Palestinians protesting  against the  US economic conference. Photograph:  Abed Al Hashlamoun/EPA

The Trump administration’s Middle East workshop opening on Tuesday in Bahrain will be attended by representatives from Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, the Uni(...)

Ezrena Marwan

“I had no idea” – that was the immediate reaction of author Monica McInerney when she first read a new collection of highly personal stories told by f(...)

The Commercial Inn, Rathdowney, Co Laois. Most locals said they were not opposed to the accommodation centre but would have appreciated some advance notice.  Photograph: Sorcha Pollak

On the road leading into Rathdowney, just before the Co Laois town’s large market square, sits a whitewashed building with a bright red door called th(...)

A Palestinian loads a cart with aid food provided by the UN’s World Food Programme and its agency for Palestinian refugees, Unrwa, in the Gaza Strip’s al-Shati refugee camp. Photograph: Mohammed Abed

The US has called for the dismantling of the UN agency caring for more than five million Palestinian refugees. Trump administration envoy Jason Gree(...)

On coming to power, Donald Trump delegated his “deal of the century” on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to his adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, but, more than two years later, the plan has yet to materialise. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

If the first element in the United States peace plan for the Middle East, unveiled by the White House in recent days, is any indication of what is to (...)

 Ireland’s Sarah McTernan will be singing 22, written by a team of Dutch songwriters, in Tel Aviv, Israel. Photograph: Lili Forberg

First of all, when is the Eurovision on? This year’s Eurovision Song Contest 2019 takes place in Tel Aviv, Israel between May 14th and 18th. As is cu(...)

Ophir Kariv, the Israeli ambassador, described the Occupied Territories Bill as ‘the most extreme, anti-Israel piece of legislation in the western world’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Campaigners calling for a boycott of the Eurovision song contest in Tel Aviv next week have rejected claims by the Israeli ambassador that they are ex(...)

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