Members of the Assyrian Gozarto Protection Forces, consisting of Sutoro militia, a pro-Syrian government Syriac Christian movement, and other Assyrian fighters rest and drink tea before heading to  the front line in the battle against  Islamic State in the northeastern Syrian province of Hasakeh on July 13th. Photograph: Youssef Karwashan/AFP/Getty Images

Islamic State’s reclusive leader has empowered his inner circle of deputies as well as regional commanders in Syria and Iraq with wide-ranging authori(...)

Differences in culture, business approach and regulation may put many people off the possibility of growing into places such as Africa but that doesn’t mean there aren’t major opportunities there

Terms such as “tech start-up” and “developing world” are not frequently heard in the same sentence. Irish companies looking to go big usually aim for (...)

Sister Íde Woulfe, one of a family of five who all took holy orders, has died in Belfast months short of her 100th birthday. She was also just short o(...)

Not such a bad spot: Ireland scored highly in terms of having friendly and welcoming people and a beautiful country

Ireland has been ranked in 11th place out of 55 countries in a new survey ranking nations by their reputation. The Republic was ranked ahead of the (...)

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari sacked his army, navy, air force and defence chiefs on Monday, a widely anticipated move as the former general has made defeating Islamist militant group Boko Haram his top priority.  Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters.

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari sacked his army, navy, air force and defence chiefs on Monday, a widely anticipated move as the former general h(...)

Rescued migrants on board the LÉ Eithne in the Mediterranean in June 2015. Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he was “very proud” of the crew of the Irish Navy vessel for their rescue work.  Photograph: David Jones/Irish Defence Forces

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said consideration will be given to accommodating additional migrants who have travelled to Europe. Ireland previously pledg(...)

People and soldiers stand outside a market in N’Djamena following a suicide bomb attack on Saturday. Photograph: Brahim Adji/AFP/Getty Images

A man dressed in a woman’s burqa blew himself up in the main market in Chad’s capital N’Djamena early on Saturday, killing 15 people and injuring 80, (...)

Among the leaked emails, files and digital records were four emails sent between members of the Defence Forces and employees of the company. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Emails sent between members of the Defence Forces and a company specialising in hacking and eavesdropping have been leaked online. A Defence Forces (...)

A Nigerian woman and her Irish-born daughter have had their deportation orders quashed after a judge rejected the State’s arguments that “non-settled (...)

A photograph of houses burnt by Boko Haram fighters at Zabarmari, a fishing and farming village near Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Two blasts hit the central Nigerian city of Jos on Sunday evening, one at a restaurant and another targeting a Muslim cleric who has disowned Islamist(...)