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Protesters gather behind shields in case of a crackdown by security forces in Yangon, Myanmar. Photograph: The New York Times

The Security Council in New York was convened on Friday, amid growing international alarm about the military junta’s forceful tactics towards people p(...)

White House press secretary Jen Psaki  said the president recognised ‘that there are areas we need to continue to work together on because they are in the interest of the United States’. Photograph: Oliver Contreras/Pool/EPA

The Biden administration has defended its decision not to sanction Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman for his role in the murder of journalist Jam(...)

Palestinians at   an Israeli checkpoint  near Hebron in the occupied West Bank. Israel will vaccinate Palestinians in the West Bank who have permits to work in Jewish settlements in the occupied territory and inside Israel. Photograph:   Getty Images

Following intense international pressure Israel has agreed to vaccinate a limited number of West Bank Palestinians. More than 120,000 Palestinian la(...)

Anti-riot police officers prepare to fire tear gas as they try to disperse protesters during an anti-coup protest following the military crackdown in Yangon, Myanmar. Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeared at a court hearing via video conferencing on Monday as supporters marched in several towns and citi(...)

Israeli workers dismantle tents during a demolition operation of a Palestinian bedouin encampment in the area of Humsa, east of the village of Tubas in the north of the occupied West Bank. Photograph:  Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP via Getty Images

Ireland, as a member of the UN Security Council, has called on Israel to halt the demolition and confiscation of Bedouin homes in the Jordan Valley. (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson watching a video address by Sir David Attenborough: “If we don’t act now, when will we act?” Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau

Climate change is “the biggest threat to security that modern humans have ever faced”, celebrated naturalist David Attenborough warned on Tuesday, as (...)

Israeli forces demolish tents and structures in the Bedouin village of Khirbet Humsah near Tubas city in the Jordan Valley on February 4th, 2021. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand

The labels read “Humanitarian support to Palestinians at risk of forcible transfer in the West Bank” and they lie in the rubble of a destroyed communi(...)

 A woman shouts through a megaphone during a protest against the military coup outside the US embassy in Yangon, Myanmar, on Tuesday. Photograph: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

Myanmar’s military junta promised on Tuesday that it would hold an election and hand over power as police filed an additional charge against toppled(...)

Member of the Defence Forces train in the Glen of Imaal in Co Wicklow.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The crisis in Ireland’s defence forces raises questions about the State’s ability to pursue its policy goals while on the UN Security Council, accordi(...)

Dr David Nabarro urges deployment of the Covax programme, which would enable poorer countries get vaccine at the lowest price

Wealthy countries face a moral dilemma on whether to vaccinate all their adult populations, or vaccinate only those most at risk – and give spare supp(...)

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