Adnan Khashoggi: Saudi billionaire negotiated billions of dollars in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia in the 1970s and played “a central role for the US government” with CIA operatives in selling guns to Iran, according to a 1992 US Senate report co-written by then-Senator John Kerry, now the US secretary of state. Photograph: Getty Images

One day during his presidential re-election campaign in September 1996, Bill Clinton walked into a room in Westin Crown Center hotel in Kansas City. A(...)

Irish Volunteers and one Irish Citizen Army member inside the GPO 1916. Photograph: Defence Forces Military Archives, Cathal Brugha barracks www.militaryarchives.ie

Tuesday, April 25th, 1916 Government forces arrive in the city by train overnight from Belfast and the Curragh. Machine-gun  fire  (...)

 Yemenis chant anti-Saudi slogans during a protest against the recent Saudi-led airstrikes, in Sana’a, Yemen. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

The death toll from Saudi-led air strikes on an outdoor market in northwestern Yemen has risen to more than 100, a provincial health director and a U(...)

Members of the  Save Roscommon campaign.

On a map, the 30 sq km of Roscommon that is being proposed as an addition to Westmeath looks like a square wedge marked off by one of those colonial l(...)

Iraqi forces secure an area in Ramadi, the capital of Iraq’s Anbar province, on January 10th, 2016, after retaking the city from Islamic State  group jihadists. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Gunmen detonated suicide vests inside a shopping complex in Baghdad on Monday and a car bomb exploded nearby in an attack claimed by Islamic State tha(...)

 A handout image made available by the British defence ministry shows a British (L) and Afghan soldier embracing each other during the handover ceremony of the Camp Bastion-Leatherneck military camp complex in Afghanistan today. Photograph: EPA/MOD

The last US Marines unit and final British combat troops in Afghanistan officially ended their operations today as they packed up to leave the countr(...)

A member of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) looks through binoculars at the Syrian side of the Qunietra crossing from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. An Irish Army officer is to  become the deputy force commander of the under pressure mission. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters.

A senior Irish Army officer will become the deputy force commander of the under pressure United Nations deployment in the Golan Heights, Syria. Brig G(...)

An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier keeps watch at the gate of a British-run military training academy Camp Qargha, in Kabul today. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/Reuters.

An attacker in an Afghan army uniform killed at least three service members from the Nato-led coalition and wounded a senior Afghan commander today in(...)

“Euros would be useless as a currency, and I had forgotten to furnish myself with a supply of coloured beads.” Photograph: Switzerland Tourism/swiss-image.ch

I thought John Cleese summed up mountaineering rather well in a Monty Python sketch. “Kilimanjaro can be a pretty tricky climb, you know,” he said. “I(...)

An Aer Corps helicopter lands to extract an injured soldier during an excercise in which 129 Defence Forces soldiers from the 44 Infantry Group entered the final phase of intense training in preparation for their forthcoming deployment to the United Nations Disengagement Observation Force, (UNDOF) based in the Golan Heights region of Syria. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

The situation in Syria facing a new deployment of Irish troops travelling there in coming weeks is volatile and can worsen at any time and wit(...)