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Medics help evacuate a wounded Palestinian protestor during a demonstration at the Erez crossing with Israel on Tuesday, in the northern Gaza Strip. Photograph: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

Israeli forces opened fire during a demonstration in the northern Gaza Strip near a border crossing on Tuesday, killing two Palestinian protesters and(...)

Green bond issuance ballooned to a record $161 billion (€138.8 billion) last year.

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) has confirmed it is to issue green bonds for the first time in the coming months. The move is the late(...)

 Palestinian children arrive to their UNRWA school during the first school day at al-Jalazoun refugee camp near the west bank city of Ramallah, on  August 29th. Photograph: Alaa Badarneh/EPA

Palestinian refugees reacted with dismay on Saturday to a United States decision to halt funding to a UN agency, warning that it would lead to more po(...)

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Not many Dublin residents’ courtship stories involve the KGB. But Conor O’Clery, the former Irish Times foreign correspondent, and his wife, Zhanna, m(...)

Zimbabwe’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwe, at a press conference in Harare on Friday following his election. Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Emmerson Mnangagwa’s tenure as Zimbabwe’s newly elected president has got off to a rocky start. He narrowly secured a five-year term in an election (...)

Aidan Heavey: a true trail blazer in Irish exploration  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Tullow Oil founder Aidan Heavey is stepping down as chairman of the exploration group he founded 32 years ago. Mr Heavey became chairman last year af(...)

O'donoghue

Prof Martin O’Donoghue, the economist and former government minister, was remembered at his funeral on Tuesday as a courteous and gentle man who used (...)

Nato and trade: President Trump’s increasing demands have shown the true resilience of the European Union.  Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty

“The times in which we could rely fully on others – they are somewhat over,” Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, reflected ruefully after Donald Trum(...)

Founder and chief executive  of WorldRemit Ismail Ahmed: “We’ve made a great start, but we want to bring our service to millions more customers across the globe.”  Photograph: Getty Images

With most of the world’s poorest people not having a bank account, those in most desperate need of money can face the greatest challenges in actually (...)

Diana, a shop assistant in Buziga, Kampala, claims business in phone credit is down 90 per cent since Uganda’s social media tax came in on July 1st. Photograph:  Sally Hayden

In the minutes after midnight last Saturday night, at Kampala’s Big Kafunda bar, patrons began to look confusedly at their phones. “The reception in h(...)

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