Bangladeshi activist shout slogans celebrating the execution of two war criminals Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid of Jamaat-e-Islami and Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party at the Central Jail in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photograph: AP

Bangladesh has executed two influential opposition leaders on charges of war crimes during the country’s 1971 independence war, a senior jail official(...)

British foreign secretary Philip Hammond  in Washington DC, US. File photograph: Jim watson/AFP/Getty Images

Britain’s foreign secretary Philip Hammond has privately assured the Government that the hundreds of thousands of Irish living in Britain would not be(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said “there is a very particular profile in relation to that group of young men who are coming in on their own, many of whom have a previous history of getting visas in the United Kingdom”. Photograph: EPA

The Department of Justice is in contact with authorities in the United Kingdom about the increase in numbers of young Pakistani and Bangladeshi men se(...)

A migrant girl carries a toy before boarding a train heading to the Serbian border from a location near the city of Gevgelija, in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, November 8th, 2015. Photograph: Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

Undoubtedly the ugliest and most distressing part of any country’s immigration policy, the rate of forced deportations has slowed dramatically in the (...)

The centre for asylum seekers in Mosney, Co Meath. Applications are up as deportations fall. Photograph:  Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The number of asylum claims is set to almost treble by the end of the year, with applications from Pakistani and Bangladesh nationals accounting for m(...)

 Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald and acting secretary general Noel Waters, at Government Buildings. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

New legislation is being prepared after a High Court ruling that gardaí do not have the right to enter private dwellings to arrest failed asylum seeke(...)

The “Wilson” and “Shahara” cigarettes were described on the manifest as “black tea”

As a result of an intelligence-led operation on Tuesday evening, Revenue officers seized 4.1 million cigarettes with a retail value of more than €2.1 (...)

Flowers lay on the spot where Bangladeshi blogger Avijit Roy was killed in a street in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in February 2015. Photograph: Abir Abdullah/EPA

A publisher of secular books has been hacked to death in the Bangladesh capital, police said. In a separate attack in Dhaka, police said two writers a(...)

A cow in the  roadway in Siliguri, India,  photographed in April  2014. Prime minister  Narendra Modi, a vegetarian Hindu nationalist,  warned before being elected that the country’s expanding meat industry would lead to its “ruin”. File photograph: Diptendu Dutta/AFP/Getty Images)

A Hindu mob killed a Muslim man in India over rumours that he butchered a cow. Police on Wednesday blamed the incident and subsequent sectarian viole(...)

The Gulshan area of Dhaka, Bangladesh, where Cesare Tavella was shot on Monday. Photograph: Google Maps

An Italian citizen was shot dead by unidentified assailants in the Bangladeshi capital on Monday, police said. Cesare Tavella, who was aged around 50 (...)