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The body of  eight-month-old Leila al-Ghandour is held by her mother.  According to the Palestinian health ministry, the child  died of tear gas inhalation during clashes in East Gaza on Monday. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

International condemnation of the killing by Israeli security forces of 60 Palestinians in Gaza intensified yesterday, though the United States praise(...)

 Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN said: ‘No country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has.’ Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has praised Israel for showing “restraint” in its response to protests in Gaza, as she addressed the U(...)

A Palestinian woman holding her national flag looks at clashes with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel east of Gaza City. Photograph: Getty Images

International condemnation of Israel’s killing of 59 Palestinian protesters in Gaza escalated as thousands rallied in the coastal enclave on Tuesday t(...)

Emergency services and Palestinians carry a wounded protester near the Gaza fence on Monday. At least 50 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in the area on Monday. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images

The contrast was grotesque. As Israeli and American dignitaries stood smiling on a platform in Jerusalem, hailing the transfer of the US embassy to th(...)

People walk on Sunday on Yahtenny Bridge  near the St Petersburg stadium, which will host matches of the 2018 football World Cup. Photograph: Anton Vaganov/Reuters

With a month to go to the start of the World Cup in Russia, a Syrian-led umbrella body of NGOs has issued a plea to Vladimir Putin and other internati(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras is scheduled to meet his Macedonian counterpart, Zoran Zaev, on Thursday in Sofia. Photograph: Yiannis Kourtoglou/AFP/Getty Images

The leaders of Greece and Macedonia will hold keenly anticipated talks this week, as hopes rise for a deal to end their 27-year dispute over the forme(...)

Tear gas canisters are fired by Israeli forces at Palestinian demonstrators during a protest demanding the right of return, at the Israel-Gaza border in the southern Gaza Strip, on Friday. Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

At least one Palestinian was killed and more than 400 wounded from live Israeli fire and tear gas on Friday, as some 15,000 Palestinians participated (...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin  and Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic attend the Victory Day reception at the Kremlin in Moscow on Wednesday. Photograph:  Alexey Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images

Serbia’s president Aleksandar Vucic has sought Moscow’s continued support over Kosovo and restated his opposition to Nato membership, as he became the(...)

Leo Varadkar is among 100 people under the age of 40 invited to join the World Economic Forum’s community of young global leaders. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (39) is among 100 people under the age of 40 invited to join the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) community of young global leaders(...)

 People attend a protest against the government of prime minister Viktor Orban in Budapest, Hungary, last month. Photograph:  Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

Civil society groups in Hungary are braced for a new crackdown from anti-immigration prime minister Viktor Orban, who on Monday vowed to use his third(...)

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