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Dr Marianne Hennigan at Dublin Airport on Saturday. Photograph: Ireland’s Call

The world has changed completely since Dr Marianne Hennigan started a four-week holiday in New Zealand in mid-March. Then, governments were waking u(...)

Police tape closes the entrance of Dubai old market and gold market after the full lockdown. Photograph: Mahmoud Khaled/EPA

A regional United Nations commission predicts the coronavirus pandemic will have a particularly harsh impact on the Arab world and drive an additional(...)

A member of the Syrian civil defence force sanitises a tent at the Bab Al-Nour internally displaced persons camp to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Photograph: Khalil Ashawi/Reuters

Health and other officials focused on Lebanon, Iraq and Syria fear the numbers of people infected with coronavirus far exceed the official figures dis(...)

 Tánaiste Simon Coveney: ‘People have to show patience, there aren’t instant solutions.’   Photograph:Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is investigating the possibility of offering financial support to Irish citizens stranded abroad who have run (...)

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani: Tehran accuses the US and Israel of sowing coronavirus to prompt people to demand regime change. Photograph: Reuters

The Emirates, Kuwait and Qatar have stepped up to provide Iran with cash and medical aid as the Trump administration has ramped up punitive sanctions (...)

The state-owned Qatar Airways is one of the biggest airline groups in the Middle East. Photograph: iStock

Qatar Airways has bought a $600 million (€555.5m) stake in Aer Lingus and British Airways-owner IAG to increase its holding to 25.1 per cent, advancin(...)

 Sudan’s former president  President Omar al-Bashir: He was the poster boy for those who dismissed the International Criminal Court as a relic of western colonialism. Photograph:   Ashraf Shazly/AFP via Getty Images

If the decision by Sudan to hand former president Omar al-Bashir over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for a long, high-profile trial seems m(...)

Conductor and composer Eímear Noone   in Dublin: ‘Being a conductor and a composer is like having a split personality. One is very introverted; the other is the reverse.’ Photograph:  Steve Humphreys

Sometime before Christmas, Eímear Noone received a phone call from her old pal Rickey Minor. He was wondering if she could clear some free time toward(...)

Syrians drive with their belongings through Ariha in the northern countryside of Syria’s Idlib province as they flee an ongoing offensive by regime forces. Photograph: Aaref Watad/AFP via Getty

The Syrian army, backed by Russian air power, is engaged in a two-pronged offensive in al-Qaeda-held areas in Idlib and Aleppo provinces. Syrian force(...)

Eímear Noone

Galway woman Eímear Noone will become the first female orchestral conductor to perform during an Oscars television broadcast. Noone thanked the produ(...)

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