Indonesian police commandos escort Australian death row Myuran Sukumaran as he arrives in Cilacap in central Java island  on his way to a maximum security prison in Nusa Kambangan island. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Australia’s foreign minister said on Thursday she had proposed a prisoner swap with her Indonesian counterpart in an 11th hour effort to save the live(...)

When it comes to travel within Muslim regions, Malaysia is the most preferred global destination. Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Indonesia followed Malaysia in choice holiday destinations. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland is considered to be one of the least friendly places for Muslims to visit, according to the Global Muslim Travel Index, which has just been pu(...)

Villarrica volcano, 1200 km from Santiago, in southern Chile, erupting on March 3rd, 2015 forcing the evacuation of more than 3,000 people in nearby villages. Photograph: AFP Photo/Antonchile/Carlos Rocuant 1:04

Volcano Villarrica in southern Chile erupted in the early hours of Tuesday, sending a plume of ash and lava high into the sky and forcing the evacuati(...)

Court found former beautician Law Wan-tung (44) guilty of abuse. Photograph: Reuters

A Hong Kong mother of two was jailed for six years for punching and torturing her domestic helpers, in a case that has shocked many in Hong Kong and (...)

Minister for Jobs  and  Enterprise  Richard Bruton with Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan, at the launch of the St Patrick’s Day  Enterprise International programme. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ministers travelling abroad for the annual programme of St Patrick’s week trade missions will have to report back to Taoiseach Enda Kenny on the succ(...)

Lion and dragon dances are performed during a Chinese New Year celebration outside a shopping mall in Hong Kong. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

Chinese New Year is a strange time in Hong Kong. Flat-bed trucks rattle along the streets bearing tangerine trees with little red envelopes stuffed wi(...)

Between 15 per cent and 40 per cent of dumped plastic enters the ocean each year, according to a survey in the journal ‘Science’. Photograph: Erik De Castro/Reuters

Nearly nine million tonnes of plastic is dumped into the world’s oceans every year – much more than previously thought – and about one-third of it com(...)

The head of the national transportation safety committee, Tatang Kurniadi talks to journalists during a press conference about the crashed AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Data Recorder. Photograph: Adi Weda/EPA

The French first officer of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed into the sea last month was at the controls just prior to the incident, Indonesia’s (...)

Indonesian rescue personnel load coffins bearing bodies recovered from the underwater wreckage of AirAsia flight QZ8501 on January 23rd, 2015. Photograph: Yudha Manxyudha/AFP/Getty Images

Indonesian rescuers lifted the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia jetliner almost to the water’s surface before it sank to the ocean floor again when the(...)

 Indonesian Navy personnel inspect body bags of victims of crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 on board  the Navy’s warship KRI Banda Aceh  off Pangkalan Bun, Central Borneo, Indonesia,  on January 23rd, 2015. Photograph: EPA/STR

Indonesian divers have for the first time managed to enter the fuselage of the AirAsia jetliner that crashed last month into the Java Sea and have re(...)