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Yemenis read the Koran on the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Sana’a, Yemen, April 24th. Photograph: Epa/Yahya Arhab

The coronavirus ceasefire proclaimed unilaterally two weeks ago by Saudi Arabia has been extended for a month to support endeavours to contain the pan(...)

A girl looks from behind a door before boarding on a United Nations plane to bring her to  Jordan in Sanaa, Yemen on Monday. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

Seven critically ill patients and their family members have flown on a United Nations plane to Jordan from Yemen’s rebel-held capital Sanaa, inaugurat(...)

 Iranian students protest following the shooting down of a Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800, at  Tehran university. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Iranians have been horrified and infuriated by the shooting down of a Ukrainian civilian airliner in their country. They blame the authorities for fai(...)

 Protesters holding placards and Lebanese flags shout slogans during a protest   north of Beirut on Sunday. Photograph: Nabil Mounzer/EPA

Rising violence against Lebanese protesters has forced the anti-government demonstrators to consider the creation of a “shadow government” of competen(...)

Syrians visit the pavilions at the Damascus International Fair in Damascus. Photograph: Youssef Badawi/EPA

This year’s Damascus International Fair – a commercial exhibition that resumed in 2017 after a five-year hiatus due to the Syrian civil war – was a gr(...)

Decaying hotel buildings stand beyond a makeshift barrier in Varosha, Famagusta. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The government of Cyprus has castigated Turkish Cypriot administration plans to reopen the ghost city of Varosha, which was abandoned by Greek Cypriot(...)

Amphorae at the shipwreck site off the coast of Protaras, Cyprus, on Wednesday. Photograph: Spyros Spyrou/via Reuters

An ancient wooden ship complete with cargo has been discovered off the eastern coast of Cyprus near the resort town of Protaras. The ship belongs to t(...)

A woman carries her injured child after leaving Islamic State’s last holdout of Baghouz, Syria. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

US-supported forces besieging Islamic State holdouts in the Syrian village of Baghouz cannot cope with the more than 43,000 men, women and children wh(...)

Hakeem al-Araibi, a former Bahrain national team footballer with refugee status in Australia, is escorted by immigration police to a court in Bangkok on December 11th, 2018. Photograph: Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Dissident Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi, an Australian resident, remains in a Bangkok prison after being arrested on a Bahraini warrant last No(...)

On September 13th, 1993, US president Bill Clinton stands between PLO leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli prime minister Yitzahk Rabin as they shake hands. Photograph: J David Ake/AFP/Getty Images

Twenty-five years ago on Thursday, a portly Palestinian boy scout raised the Palestinian red, white, black and green flag from the balcony of Orient H(...)

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