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US president Donald Trump  ignited outrage last week by referring to African and Haitian immigrants as coming from ‘sh**hole countries’. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Carmel Stelzner: ‘Trump’s assertion that Norwegians would be desirable immigrants didn’t land as a huge complement here’ Reports of Donald Trump’s da(...)

A member loyal to Islamic State waves a flag in Raqqa in 2014. FIle photograph: Reuters

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The Immigration Act 2004 sets out 11 grounds on which an individual can be refused permission to enter the State. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Most people refused entry at Irish air and sea ports in 2016 were Brazilian, Albanian, US and South African citizens, according to statistics released(...)

Iranian Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, sitting under a portrait of the late Iranian revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, as he speaks during a meeting with family members of Iranian martyrs, in Tehran yesterday. Photograph: EPA

The widespread protest movement in Iran over the last six days raises fundamental questions about the structure of power and on whether reformists or (...)

Charities have said a present you do not want could be ideal for someone else. Photograph: Getty

Is that board game you bought with such enthusiasm for your niece still lying untouched under the Christmas tree? Is the festive knitwear for your dad(...)

Yemenis bury the body of a child, a victim of alleged Saudi-led air strikes. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

A Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has killed 109 civilians in air strikes in the past 10 days, including 54 at a crowded market and 14 members o(...)

Kurdish boys, refugees from Kobane, pictured in a refugee camp in Suruc, Turkey, in 2015, as they wait to return to Syria. Photograph: Getty

Children caught in war zones are increasingly being used as weapons of war – recruited to fight, forced to act as suicide bombers, and used as human s(...)

Saudi crown prince: Mohammed bin Salman. Photograph: Bandar al-Jaloud/Saudi royal palace/AFP

In Saudi Arabia, where political change is incremental and social reform usually measured in decades if not centuries, it was a year of extraordinary (...)

The mother of one-year-old Sameer al-Dhanbari, who suffers from severe malnutrition, helps him as he lies on a bed at a hospital in Houta city, in the southern province of Lahej, Yemen. Photograph:  Fawaz Salman/Reuters

The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has hit 1 million, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Thursday, as war has left more (...)

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Witnesses described hearing a blast and said they saw smoke in the northeast of Riyadh. Photograph: Faisal Al Nasser/Reuters

Saudi Arabian air defences intercepted a ballistic missile fired towards the capital Riyadh on Tuesday, the Saudi-led coalition said, the latest attac(...)

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