Christopher Krebs was fired as  the director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. File photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

US president Donald Trump fired the top US official responsible for overseeing election security last night, claiming without evidence he made “highly(...)

US president-elect Joe Biden: “I am proud to announce additional members of my senior team who will help us build back better than before.”  Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty

President-elect Joe Biden announced a number of senior White House appointments on Tuesday as he continued to prepare for his incoming presidency. Th(...)

Palestinian mourners and honour guard carry the coffin of late Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat during his funeral procession in the West Bank city of Jericho on Wednesday. Photograph: Ahmad Gharabli/  PPO / AFP via Getty Images

Saeb Erekat will be missed. The death of the 65-year-old Palestinian long-time chief negotiator, ally in turn of Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas, and (...)

A file image of Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erakat who has died  of  coronavirus disease complications. Photograph: AFP

Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator and one of the most prominent spokespeople for the Palestinian cause worldwide, has died in an Israeli h(...)

A man reads a local newspaper showing a photograph of newly elected US president Joe Biden, in Kabul, on Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images

World leaders welcomed Joe Biden’s election as US president as a chance to enhance co-operation on climate change, the coronavirus pandemic and other (...)

Joe Biden as US vice-president in 2016 meeting then taoiseach Enda Kenny at the start of a visit to Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The world awaits the results of the US election in 10 days’ time, which will have repercussions around the globe. A changing of the guard in Washingto(...)

Students stand in line to get tested for Covid-19. Photograph: by Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

Israel 3,275 cases per 100,000 (14 day average to October 7th). Israel’s experience with Covid-19 has put our own recent spike into perspective. With (...)

Commuters board a London Overground train in south Londonafter a range of new restrictions to combat the rise in coronavirus cases in England were announced. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet decided on Thursday to tighten Israel’s coronavirus lockdown after he voiced alarm that a surge i(...)

Bahrain’s foreign minister Abdullatif al-Zayani, Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, US president Donald Trump and UAE foreign minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan  hold up documents after participating in the signing of the Abraham Accords at the White House. Photograph:    Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump hailed a peace agreement between Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates as “the dawn of a new Middle East”, as he welc(...)

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu briefing on coronavirus development in Israel at his office in Jerusalem, Israel, September 13th 2020. Photograph: Yoav Dudkevitch/EPA

Israel will reinstate a strict countrywide lockdown this week amid a surge in coronavirus cases. Prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu made the announcem(...)

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