Nohemi Gonzalez (23) had dual US and Mexican nationality and was studying in Paris on exchange from California State University, Long Beach.

Thomas Ayad (32) Ayad, a product manager for Universal Music France, was chatting to a friend at the Eagles of Death Metal concert at the Bataclan wh(...)

Belgian special forces police climb high on an apartment block during a raid in search of suspected muslim fundamentalists linked to the deadly attacks in Paris, in the Brussels suburb of Molenbeek. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

For the second time in 48 hours, the Brussels suburb of Molenbeek found itself at the centre of international attention yesterday as the hunt for the (...)

Daphne Park with MI6 colleague Hugo Herbert-Jones on route to Stanleyville (now Kisangani) in the Congo in 1960/61. Five officers in total took part in the operation, the nature of which remains undisclosed. Photograph: courtesy of Sarah Herbert-Jones

Queen of Spies is the biography of the late Baroness Daphne Park (1921-2010), a senior controller in Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, popularly (...)

United Nations veterans at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, for the opening of an exhibition celebrating the 60th anniversary of Ireland’s membership of the UN. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

All-female units are to be created by the Government in a significant development in Ireland’s involvement in United Nations peacekeeping. The units w(...)

The Mbororo people roam vast areas across Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and the Central African Republic

The farmer and the cowman, the musical Oklahoma tells us, should be friends. Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, a remarkable young African woman who campaigns fo(...)

A child with moderate malnutrition at the office of Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger) in Aweil, Northern Bahr El-Ghazal state in South Sudan. According to reports, from 2.5 million to 4.6 million people are classified severely food insecure in South Sudan. Photograph: Albert Gonzalez Farran/ AFP/Getty Images

It’s a shift that has taken place slowly and without fanfare, but in the past 50 years the worst types of famine have become dramatically less frequen(...)

‘Will I return to live? Most definitely not. I couldn’t afford to live in Ireland. I could never own my own home, or maintain my current lifestyle.’

Oh Ireland, I miss the feeling of belonging, the ease of just being me. I easily identify myself as Irish wherever I am; it’s a huge part of ho(...)

Congo Airways Airbus A320 at Dublin Airport after being painted in the new airline’s livery. Photograph: Greenwing

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s justice minister has said the High Court released an airplane belonging to the country’s new national carrier this (...)

Gen Gilbert Diendere has claimed he carried out the coup over plans to disband the presidential guard. Photograph: Theo Renaut/AP Photo

Pro-coup demonstrators and elite presidential guard members in Burkina Faso have stormed a hotel hosting talks aimed at restoring civilian rule, and a(...)

A traffic robot tackles hectic traffic in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. The robots are equipped with cameras that allow them to record traffic flow. Photograph: Junior D. Kannah/AFP/Getty Images

Our lady of the traffic, I call her. Driving around Kinshasa – capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo – I like to slow down at the roundabout to (...)