A doctor measures the blood pressure of a patient at a clinic in the town of Bou Mhel, Tunisia. Some hospitals are experiencing shortages of oxygen, which is crucial for Covid-19 patients with breathing difficulties. Photograph: Fethi Belaid/AFP via Getty Images

A fast-deteriorating health situation has added to Tunisia’s political and economic woes as the aggressive Delta variant of coronavirus takes hold in (...)

Yemenis visit  graves on the second day of the Muslim religious holiday of Eid al-Adha, in Sana’a: Quincy authors argue the “largest single-year increase in regional interventionism” was the US-backed, Saudi-led war against Yemeni rebels. Photograph: Yahya Arhab

The traditional US practice of blaming Middle Eastern instability on intervention by a single “bad actor”, and claiming that containing the guilty pow(...)

A woman checks the website of Israeli-made Pegasus spyware at an office in the Cypriot capital Nicosia on July 21st, 2021. Photograph:  Mario Goldman/AFP via Getty Images

At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, Naftali Bennett, then Israel’s defence minister, came up with an idea to help contain the spread of the dis(...)

In this file photograph taken on August 28th, 2016, a woman uses a smartphone in front of the building housing the Israeli NSO group, in Herzliya, near Tel Aviv. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images

A major Israeli cybersurveillance company, NSO Group, has come under heightened scrutiny after an international alliance of news outlets reported that(...)

Outdoor dining on Capel Street, Dublin, amid a July heatwave combined with a new  surge in Covid-19 infections. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Another 1,377 cases of Covid-19 have been reported on Saturday by the Department of Health, with 78 persons in hospital and 22 in intensive care. Dr (...)

City Football Group, the Abu Dhabi-controlled holding company that owns the English Premier League champions recently raised the loan, which will come due in July 2028. File photograph: Getty

Manchester City’s parent company has raised $650million (€550 million) in one of football’s biggest ever debt deals as it seeks to step up investment (...)

People leave flowers, candles and messages of support to Peter R de Vries in the centre of Amsterdam. Photograph: Koen van Weel/EPA

For the family of Dutch crime journalist Peter R de Vries, the news that he had been shot in the head on an Amsterdam street shortly after leaving a t(...)

Albert Solà serves and chats to his customers in the town of La Bisbal d’Empordà.  Photograph: Samuel Aranda/New York Times

The man serving the drinks at the pub is Albert Solà Jimenez, and he has quite a tale to tell. It starts when he was an orphaned child, at first rais(...)

Opec+’s failure to agree  means an expected increase in oil output from August will not take place, prompting concerns inflation could derail a global recovery from the pandemic. Photograph: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters

Opec+ ministers called off oil output talks on Monday after clashing last week when the United Arab Emirates (UAE) balked at a proposed eight-month ex(...)

Debretsion Gebremichael, leader of Ethiopia’s Tigray region, addresses a crowd after returning to the regional capital, Mekelle, on June 29th. Photograph: Finbarr O’Reilly/The New York Times

The convoy sped down from the mountain, slipping and sliding on roads greasy from a recent shower of hailstones. As it descended toward the regional c(...)

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