Síofra O’Leary  Judge, European Court of Human Rights Síofra O’Leary is an Irish lawyer who was appointed a judge at the European Court of Hum(...)

Street vendors collect their belongings after deadly bombing attacks in Sadr City, Baghdad. Photograph: Ali Abdul Hassan/AP Photo

A twin suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State killed 70 people in a Shia district of Baghdad on Sunday in the deadliest attack inside the capital th(...)

Taxi drivers protest over Uber, near the Etoile in Paris in January. Photograph:  Thomas Samson/Reuters/AFP

A US company using state-of- the-art technology sets up in France, provides work for 12,000 men and fulfils a vital public need. You might think it (...)

Ireland’s ‘stable political environment’ is quoted as one of the principal reasons for its relatively high ranking among 230 other destinations.

Dublin has been ranked 33rd on a list measuring quality of living in cities throughout the world. As Ireland prepares to take to the polls, the coun(...)

Iraqi  forces   on the eastern outskirts of Ramadi: The recapture of the area from Islamic State secures a link between the city  and  an  army base operated by US-led coalition forces. Photograph:  Stringer/Reuters

Iraqi forces recaptured territory east of Ramadi from Islamic State militants on Tuesday, linking the Anbar provincial capital to a major army base ne(...)

Muntadher Tareef (centre) and Hosham Hassen (right), who want to return to Iraq after about five months in Finland, at a travel agent in Helsinki. Many Iraqis who migrated for economic reasons, or out of curiosity about Europe, are now returning to their homeland. Photograph: Ilvy Njiokiktjien/The New York Times

Night after night, Mohammed al-Jabiry tossed and turned in his bed at a refugee centre in Finland, comparing life in Europe with life in Baghdad. Aft(...)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange fears Sweden will extradite him to the United States, where he could be put on trial over WikiLeaks’ publication of classified military documents. Photograph: John Stillwell/Reuters

A United Nations working group is believed to have decided that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is being unlawfully detained. Mr Assange has been l(...)

The latest round of Syria peace talks are planned to begin on Monday in Geneva but were at risk of being delayed partly because of a dispute over who will comprise the opposition delegation. Photograph: Ozan Koseozan/AFP/Getty Images

US vice president Joe Biden said on Saturday that the United States and Turkey were prepared for a military solution against Islamic State in Syria sh(...)

Frances Fitzgerald and Simon Harris at the Fine Gael Ardfheis at Citywest Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin is more familiar with “abdication” than “coronation”, Minister of State Simon Harris has told the Fine Gael Ardfheis(...)

St Elijah’s Monastery, one of the earliest Christian settlements, and the oldest in Iraq, near Mosul, in 2009. Isis has damaged or destroyed scores of historic sites and monuments as part of a campaign to eradicate remnants of cultures it considers anathema to its extremist vision of Islam. Photograph: Eros Hoagland/New York Times

Islamic State destroyed one of the oldest Christian sites in Iraq as part of its campaign against ancient sites in the country, according to satellite(...)