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 Former US president George HW Bush (bottom) celebrates his 85th birthday by jumping with the US army’s Golden Knight parachute team in a tandem jump with SFC Michael Elliott in Kennebunkport, Maine in  2009. Photograph: Reuters

George Herbert Walker Bush Born June 12th, 1924 Died November 30th, 2018 George HW Bush, who has died aged 94, was the 41st president of the US (19(...)

 Former President George HW Bush who has  died at the age of 94. Photograph: EPA

George HW Bush, the 41st president of the United States and the father of the 43rd, who steered the nation through a tumultuous period in world affair(...)

'I knew few people as skilled at explaining the mood of the Arab street and the intricacies of Arab politics' as Jamal Khashoggi, above. Photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

I first met Jamal Khashoggi in January 1992, when we were both covering the military coup that prevented the Islamic Salvation Front winning parliamen(...)

Sean Dunne: last week described by a judge as “deeply dishonest”. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Sunday Business Post has an exclusive interview with Irish developer Sean Dunne, who claims the State has pursued him as if he was “the Ace of Spa(...)

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani and French president Emmanuel Macron   at UN headquarters in New York last month. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

France finally reacted this week to an alleged Iranian plot to bomb a rally by an opposition group outside Paris, more than three months after the plo(...)

Members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps march during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of the outbreak of the 1980-1988 war with Iraq, in the capital Tehran on Saturday. In Iran’s southwestern city of Ahvaz during commemoration of the same event, dozens of people were killed in an attack. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

Soldiers in dress uniform lay prone in the street. Others, apparently heavily armed, faced the assailants, then threw themselves to the ground without(...)

Is Donny (Steve Buscemi) a figment of Walter’s imagination? That is just, like, your opinion, man

There are currently more than 450,000 ordained Dudeist priests worldwide, espousing the belief that “…everything is just, like, your opinion, man”. In(...)

Former  UN secretary general Kofi Annan:  plaudits for his  softly spoken mediation are balanced by a number of ugly conflicts that spun out of control while he was UN chief. Photograph: EPA

Kofi Annan, the former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who died on Saturday, will be remembered as a dedicated humanit(...)

Donald Trump leaves after signing the John S McCain National Defence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 at Fort Drum, New York this week. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

A military parade requested by US president Donald Trump that had been planned for November in Washington has been postponed until at least next year,(...)

Munther al-Sudani shows off a tattoo of his brother, Captain Harith al-Sudani, in Baghdad. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/The New York Times

The driver was sweating as his white Kia pick-up truck sped along a rain-slicked Baghdad highway toward a neighbourhood bustling with open-air markets(...)

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