Kaci Kullmann Five, the new head of the Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize Committee, announces the winner of 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. Photograph: Heiko Junge/EPA

The National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia has won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. The jury cited the group for “its decisive contribution to the buildin(...)

“Thousands of low-level Farc fighters would be granted an amnesty for “political” crimes.”

There are substantial echoes of our own peace process and the Belfast Agreement in last week’s welcome breakthrough in Colombia’s own process. A key e(...)

Former tánaiste and Labour leader Eamon Gilmore said he was honoured to accept the position. Photograph: Frank Miller

Former tánaiste and Labour Party leader Eamon Gilmore has been appointed as the European Union envoy to the peace process in Colombia. Federica Mogh(...)

 Conor Swail got off to a winning start at the three-star Rolex Central Park horse show in New York onboard Simba de La Roque. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s Conor Swail won the $40,000 FEI speed class at Thursday evening’s opening session of the three-star Rolex Central Park horse show which is s(...)

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos (left) seals the deal in a handshake with  the head of the Farc, Rodrigo Londono, in the presence of   Cuban president Raul Castro.  Photograph: AFP Photo/Getty Images

A final resolution of Colombia’s long-running civil war moved significantly closer on Wednesday after the country’s government and largest guerrilla m(...)

A group of people crosses the border from Venezuela to Colombia on a boat navigating the Sardinata River in Puerto Santander, Colombia. Photograph: Manuel Hernandez/EPA

Brazil and Argentina’s foreign ministers visited Bogotá on Friday in an effort to kick-start dialogue between Colombia and Venezuela over a border (...)

Flor Sylvester with her husband, the Irish musician Colm Quearney, and daughter, Kaifina, at the Lysaght Gallery in Howth, Co Dublin. Photograph: Sara Freund 2:52

Flor Sylvester: arrived from Spain, 2008 Flor Sylvester only met her grandfather briefly as a young girl before he was shot dead near his home (...)

Singapore: one of the 2016 Global Travel Price Outlook six hot spots for business. Photograph: EPA/Wallace Woon

Record quarter for top American airline carriers The four major American carriers are rubbing their hands with glee following a record -breaking secon(...)

Kei Nishikori has pulled out of his second round match at Wimbledon with a calf injury. Photograph: Reuters

Wimbledon men’s fifth seed Kei Nishikori of Japan has pulled out of the tournament due to a left calf injury. Tournament referee Andrew Jarrett announ(...)

A minesweeper heads to work clearing a minefield laid by guerrillas in La Virgen, Carmen de Viboral Municipality, Antioquia department Colombia. Photograph: Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images

Colombia’s FARC rebels shot dead three police officers on Thursday and brought down an energy pylon, cutting off power to half a million people in (...)