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A Chef presents a  cake to a customer at a bakery in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip.   In Gaza there have been  43,134 reported coronavirus cases, with 404 fatalities. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty

As Israel presses ahead with its coronavirus vaccination programme, a number of human rights groups have called on the country to also provide doses (...)

Up to 42,000 Covid-19 vaccines are available for administration this week, due to changes made to the way existing supplies are being used. File photograph: Szilard Koszticsak/EPA

Up to 42,000 Covid-19 vaccines are available for administration this week, due to changes made to the way existing supplies are being used. This mean(...)

Up to 150,000 Israelis are now being vaccinated daily and that country has now passed the one-million immunisation milestone. File photograph: Getty

It is relatively straightforward to make a statutory instrument under the Health Act 1947 imposing, in varying degrees, local, regional or national lo(...)

Louise Power, arthroplasty nurse specialist, became the first person in Tallaght University Hospital to be vaccinated with the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.

The widely anticipated decision of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to approve the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine, which could come tomorrow, would give (...)

John Grey receives the first of two doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

With coronavirus numbers out of control in Ireland and many other countries, there will inevitably be intense focus on progress made by governments in(...)

The interior of the Fordow Uranium Conversion Facility in Qom, in the north of Iran. Photograph: Atomic Energy Organization of Iran/AFP via Getty Images

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have seized a South Korean vessel “for polluting the Persian Gulf with chemicals”, amid rising tensions between Iran and t(...)

A queue to receive the Covid-19 vaccine outside the new Tel Aviv municipality vaccines centre in Rabin square, Tel Aviv. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

More than one million of Israel’s population of 9.3 million have now received the first of two doses of the Pfizer/BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine. Politic(...)

A Bedouin woman at a pastoral nomadic Bedouin tribe compound near Mitzpe Ramon, a town in the Negev desert, southern Israel. Photograph: Getty Images

Anyone travelling in the Negev desert in the south of Israel cannot fail to notice the clusters of makeshift shacks dotted alongside the road, invaria(...)

Iraqi demonstrators gather to mark the anniversary of the US killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and an Iraqi militia commander, in  Tahrir square in the capital Baghdad. Photograph:  ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP

Tens of thousands of supporters of Iranian-backed Iraqi paramilitary groups chanted anti-American slogans in central Baghdad on Sunday to mark the ann(...)

It is the fourth time Ireland has held one of the 10 rotating seats on the influential UN Security Council.

Ireland will be aim to be “a catalyst for more consensus building” as the State takes a seat on the UN Security Council, Minister for Foreign Affairs (...)

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