Pegasus is designed to take advantage of the capabilities of modern phones as powerful computing and communication devices. Photograph: Joe Safet/AFP

“I felt violated, insecure. I feared for the safety of my family, kids and wife. I also thought about the diplomats and activists I was in contact wit(...)

 Alan Shatter: he asked that an apology be issued to the Irish Jewish community. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has written a letter of complaint to the clerk of the Dáil following a parliamentary question asked by Leas C(...)

At the conclusion of their summer meeting on Wednesday evening, the Catholic bishops also repeated their committment to more diverse patronage in Irish schools which would reflect “the reality of the increasingly diverse society in our country.” Photograph: iStock

The Catholic bishops have expressed concern that rising tensions in Northern Ireland are having “a very significant impact on the social cohesion of t(...)

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (centre) meeting with US secretary of state Anthony Blinken (second left) in Cairo on Wednesday. Photograph: Egyptian presidency/EPA

It took a war in Gaza for Joe Biden to make his first phone call to Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the president of Egypt. The US president had snubbed Sisi (...)

US secretary of state Antony Blinken is greeted by Israeli foreign minister Gabi Ashkenazi as he steps off the plane at Tel Aviv airport on Tuesday. Photograph: Alex Brandon/Pool/AP

US secretary of state Antony Blinken has pledged to reopen the country’s consulate in Jerusalem – the diplomatic mission that engages with the Palesti(...)

US secretary of state Antony Blinken will visit Israel in the coming days, following the announcement of a ceasefire in the region. According to the W(...)

The heavily damaged Aqsa avenue in Gaza City’s Dahduh neighbourhood following an Israeli bombardment on Tuesday. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images

In his address to the United Nations Security Council on Sunday, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney warned his colleagues that “the world is w(...)

 United Nations secretary general  Antonio Guterres virtually addresses the UN Security Council on Sunday. Photograph: Jason Szenes/EPA

UN secretary general Antonio Guterres urged all parties in the deepening Israeli-Palestinian conflict to respect international law, as he denounced th(...)

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas  speaking during an emergency meeting of the Fatah Central Committee and the PLO Executive Committee in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on May 12th. Photograph:  Abbas Momani/AFP via Getty Images

The exchanges of rockets, bombs and shells between Israel and Gaza have exposed the impotence of the Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority, which can (...)

Israeli soldiers take cover as rockets are launched from the Gaza strip, controlled by the Palestinian Hamas movement, into the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon on Tuesday. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images

Some 130 rockets were fired from Gaza at Tel Aviv on Tuesday night in the biggest militant attack ever on Israel’s largest urban centre. There were no(...)

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