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 Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed bin Salman on an official visit to Paris in  April, 2018. (Photograph: Stephane Cardinale/Corbis via Getty Images

Saudi Arabia’s failure to secure membership of the UN human rights council is a rebuke to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a social reformer who is a(...)

An Iranian-made missile is fired during war games in June. Photograph: Wana News Agency/Reuters

A decade-long UN arms embargo on Iran that barred it from purchasing foreign weapons like tanks and fighter jets expired on Sunday as planned under it(...)

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivers remarks in the parking lot of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Local 951 while campaigning  Grand Rapids, Michigan on October 2nd. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

From inside the Fresh supermarket in downtown Dearborn, Abu Ali runs a store selling spices, herbs, seeds and nuts. He offers an array of Middle Easte(...)

“In 2018 alone, 5.3 million children died before their fifth birthdays. Behind each statistic there is a mother struggling to feed her child and not succeeding.” Photograph: Getty Images

Persisting hunger across the planet is an “immense mountain” that must overcome if the UN sustainable development goal of “zero hunger” is to be reali(...)

Afghan families receive food aid distributed by the World Food Programme (WFP) in Herat, Afghanistan, last December. Photograph:  Jalil Rezayee/EPA

The relationship between hunger and war is a self-reinforcing and vicious cycle – while war and conflict may plunge civilians caught up by them into f(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, US president Donald Trump, Bahrain foreign minister Abdullatif al-Zayani and UAE foreign minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan wave from the Truman Balcony at the White House after they participated in the signing of the Abraham Accords where the countries of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates recognise Israel, in Washington on Tuesday.  Photograph: Saul Loeb/ AFP via Getty Images

It is difficult to see more than a US presidential election campaign stunt in Tuesday’s much-hyped White House signing of recognition deals between th(...)

From left: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel; US president Donald Trump; foreign ministers  Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani,   Bahrain, and   Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan,  UAE, during a signing ceremony for the Abraham Accords at the White House.  Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The new agreements signed by the Emirates and Bahrain to normalise relations with Israel involve a range of ties but are different from the peace trea(...)

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Photograph: Mohammed Al-Shaikh via Getty

A Saudi court has issued final verdicts in the case of killed Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi after his family announced pardons that spared(...)

Internet speed: Only a handful of European countries, including Italy and Greece, fare worse than Ireland.

Average broadband speeds in Ireland continue to be among the lowest in Europe although the country did fare better than many others during lockdown, a(...)

 Hooded gunman Chérif Kouachi and his brother Said Kouachi aiming Kalashnikov rifles at a police officer before shooting him dead after their assault on  the offices of the satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, on January 7th, 2015, in Paris. File photograph: Jordi Mir/AFP/Getty

Three young Frenchmen, Chérif and Said Kouachi, brothers of Algerian origin, and Amedy Coulibaly, whose parents were from Mali, killed 17 people in Pa(...)

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