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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(...)

Simon Coveney: “There are serious questions that need answering as to whether there have been breaches of international law”. Photograph: Getty Images

The United Nations Security Council needs to speak with one voice on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict but “hasn’t been able to so far”, according to M(...)

A policeman stands on rubble from a building housing the Associated Press office and other media in Gaza City that was destroyed after Israeli warplanes demolished it on Saturday. Photograph: Hatem Moussa/AP

With the death toll in Gaza from Israeli air strikes approaching 200, including more than 50 children, Israeli prime minster Binyamin Netanyahu has do(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, blaming Hamas for starting nearly a week of hostilities by firing rockets at Israel, said on Saturday Israe(...)

An Israeli air strike on Gaza City. Prime minister  Binyamin Netanyahu says  Israel has no plans on relenting in its attacks against Hamas in Gaza. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP via Getty Images

With apartment buildings falling like houses of cards in Gaza, rockets striking Israeli towns and sectarian violence spreading across the Jewish state(...)

US president Joe Biden: Said on Thursday that he did not think there had been an overreaction by Israel towards the Palestinians. Photograph: TJ Kirkpatrick/The New York Times

When Joe Biden assumed the US presidency in January he indicated that his first priority would be domestic concerns, primarily the coronavirus pandemi(...)

The event will forge a declaration on how to raise global ambition at COP26 with specific recommendations to accelerate the transition to net-zero emissions.   Photograph: iStock

Details have been announced of Irish initiative to lead an international effort “to move beyond ambition” among the world’s largest carbon pollut(...)

US vice-president Kamala Harris speaking from the White House during the virtual leaders’ summit on climate on Thursday. Photograph: White House/Bloomberg

 US president Joe Biden has committed the US to a 50-52 per cent reduction in its carbon emissions by 2030; doubling its ambition set out in the (...)

A coal power plant in Adamsville, Alabama. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty

The United States is scaling up its climate ambition in tandem with whistle-stop visits to big carbon-emitting countries in an effort to forge greater(...)

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