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Desert locusts in northern Kenya: small planes flying low over affected areas to spray pesticides. Photograph: Ben Curtis

Karimi Phides was inside her home when the first swarm of locusts came two weeks ago. The 25-year-old heard a buzzing and ran to the door. “They made (...)

Lauren Burnison is originally from Northern Ireland, but now lives in Ronda, Andalucia, Spain, where she runs alcohol-free adventure holidays

 Lauren Burnison, originally from Northern Ireland, lives in Ronda, Andalucia, in Spain where she runs alcohol-free adventure holi(...)

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas (3rd left) and Palestine Liberation Organisation  secretary-general Saeb Erekat (2nd left) look on as Arab League secretary-general Ahmed Aboul Gheit (left) reads a statement during an Arab League emergency meeting, at the league headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. Photograph: Khaled Dersouki/AFP via Getty Images

The Palestinian Authority has cut all ties with the US and Israel, including those relating to security, after rejecting a Middle East peace plan pres(...)

Israeli soldiers take position during a protest against the US “Deal of the Century” to tackle the conflict between Palestinians and Israel, near the West Bank City of Hebron. Photograph: Abed al Hashlamoun

An Israeli tank shelled a Hamas position in Gaza on Friday after three mortars were launched at Israel, as tensions continue following the release ear(...)

US president Donald Trump and Israelai prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu take part in an announcement of Mr Trump’s Middle East peace plan in  the White House in Washington, DC on January 28th. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty

The Arab world has delivered a mixed reaction to the Trump administration’s plan to settle the Palestinian-Israeli dispute. Uncertain of the attitude(...)

US president Donald Trump at a press conference with Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu in the White House on Tuesday. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Blooomberg

Donald Trump unveiled his long-delayed Middle East peace plan on Tuesday, saying it would lay the foundations for “a realistic two-state solution” to (...)

Sesame scientific director Giorgio Paolucci points out one of the magnetic devices used to accelerate electrons around the synchrotron’s ring at the facility in Jordan. Photograph: GeekWire/Alan Boyle

The road to Sesame climbs through the hills on the outskirts of the Jordanian capital Amman, past suburban villages, small farms and fields of olive t(...)

Britain’s Prince Harry with Meghan Markle.  Photograph: Nigel Roddis/EPA

Queen Elizabeth has agreed that her grandson Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, should divide their time between Britain and C(...)

 Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said sits during a meeting at the Beit Al Baraka Royal Palace in Muscat, Oman. File photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AP

Oman Sultan Qaboos bin Said has died aged 79 after suffering from cancer. Sultan Qaboos had been in power since 1970, when he took the throne after o(...)

People stand near the wreckage after a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 passengers crashed near Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran on Wednesday. Photograph: Vadati Rohhollah/AFP/Getty Images

Kiev is sending security and aviation officials to Iran to help investigate why a Boeing 737 belonging to Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) crashed(...)

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