A soldier at the scene of a car bomb attack and armed raid by Al-Shabab militants on the  Maka Al-Mukarramah hotel in Mogadishu. Photograph: Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images

Islamists have forced their way into a hotel in Somalia and taken positions inside, exchanging fire with security forces seeking to regain control of (...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

A courtroom sketch shows Khalid al-Fawwaz, who was convicted in connection with the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania,  during closing arguments of his trial in the New York Federal Court. Photograph: Jane Rosenberg/Reuters

A Saudi man described by prosecutors as one of Osama bin Laden’s most trusted lieutenants was convicted in a federal court in New York on Thursday in (...)

Minister for Tourism for Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan (right) and Minister for Tourism Paschal Donohoe unveiling plans for global St Patrick’s Day celebrations. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has paid tribute to Ireland’s diplomatic corps “who have played a huge role in the restoration of our in(...)

Ireland’s ambassador Isolde Moylan with Palestinian president Yasser Arafat, whom she met dozens of times, in his compound in Ramallah in 2000

Since 2010, Isolde Moylan, who has served as a diplomat for 40 years, has been accredited to five countries: Egypt, Sudan, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan. (...)

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta: described the ICC case against him, which collapsed on Friday, as “a travesty”. Photograph: Daniel Irungu/EPA

As the 122 countries that support the International Criminal Court meet in New York today, ringing in their ears will be the denunciation of Kenyan pr(...)

Demonstrators play dead in Nairobi, Kenya, as they hold up painted crosses symbolising 28 people who were killed in the  previous attack, on a bus, by Somalia’s Islamist militant group al-Shabab, in protest against the government’s failure to protect people. Photograph: Dai Kurokawa/EPA

At least 36 people were killed in an attack by suspected al-Qaeda-linked militants in northeastern Kenya, the second such incident in 10 days, a poli(...)

Rescue workers walk near a Nairobi-bound bus that was ambushed outside Mandera town, near Kenya’s border with Somalia and Ethiopia yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

Kenyan security forces have pursued and killed more than 100 militants and destroyed their camp in Somalia after the ambush of a Nairobi-bound bus tha(...)

Emergency services at the scene where attackers ambushed a Nairobi-bound bus outside Mandera town, near Kenya’s border with Somalia and Ethiopia on Saturday. Photograph:
Reuters

A primary school headteacher who was the only survivor of the Kenya bus massacre has said he was saved because his would-be killers became confused as(...)

According to Kenya’s National Disaster Operations Centre the attack happened around 30kms from the town of Mandera, marked on the map with the red dot. Image: Google maps

Attackers ambushed a bus and killed 28 people early today in northeast Kenya, police and the Ministry of Interior said.It was not immediately clear w(...)