Hillary  Clinton speaks at the sixth annual Women in the World Summit in New York on  April 23. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

It is hardly Machiavellian to state that the strongest political candidate draws the fiercest attacks. The salvos being fired at 2016 presidential con(...)

US president Barack Obama delivers a statpment in  White House in  on Thursday in which he apologised for a counterterrorism operation in January that accidentally killed two aid workers held hostage by al Qaeda. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

US president Barack Obama expressed his “deepest apologies” on behalf of his government over the killing of two aid workers, an American and an Itali(...)

 Minister of State for Overseas Development Assistance Seán Sherlock, who said that the Rapid  Response Corps played a key role in the State’s humanitarian response strategy. Irish Aid has called for skilled volunteers to consider joining the corps. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Irish Aid is calling for skilled and experienced volunteers to consider joining the Irish Rapid Response Corps as part of the Government’s programme f(...)

A report by sanitation charity WaterAid and the World Health Organization says every year half a million babies die before they reach a month old due to a lack of clean water and safe sanitation.  Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Over a third of hospitals and clinics in developing countries have nowhere for staff or patients to wash with soap, and almost 40 per cent have no sou(...)

Former US marine Eddie Ray Routh has been convicted of murdering former US Navy Seal Chris Kyle, who was credited with the most kills of any US sniper, and Kyle’s friend Chad Littlefield in 2013. Photograph: LM Otero/Pool/Reuters 0:48

Eddie Ray Routh, the mentally disturbed US army veteran who killed Chris Kyle, the former marksman who inspired the movie American Sniper, has been s(...)

 Mayeli Hernandez who was forced to leave    Honduras as a 12-year-old due to increasing violence. Amnesty International governments paid lip-service to protecting civilians last year while “failing miserably”. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty

Last year was “devastating” for human rights across the world and the United Nations did too little to protect them, according to Amnesty Internation(...)

Digicel has accused UPM of bypassing its Haitian systems to terminate international calls on its network for free using a sophisticated technique

Digicel, the Caribbean mobile phone company owned by Denis O’Brien, has stepped up its war on internet telephony firms it accuses of profiting from a(...)

Queue outside Erath County courthouse for the first day of the murder trial of Eddie Ray Routh, who is accused of killing American Sniper author and former navy SEAL Chris Kyle.  Photograph: Larry W Smith/EPA

A former US Marine acted with forethought and malice when he fatally shot Chris Kyle, the former Navy SEAL whose bestselling autobiography was turned (...)

‘Speaking in Malawi recently, President Michael D Higgins said that the legacy of Irish missionaries “continues today through the inspirational work of their successors here in Malawi and across the globe”.’ Above, President Higgins and   his wife Sabina arriving at the National Museum of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa on the first day of his   official visit to Ethiopia, Malawi and South Africa. Photograph:  Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography

This year marks the end of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs were visionary, with clear targets to improve lives threatened by dise(...)

Denis O’Brien’s Digicel fails to stymie deal.

Attempts by Denis O’Brien’s Digicel telecoms company to stymie Cable &Wireless’s $1.85 billion acquisition of Columbus International in Caribbean (...)