A policeman inspects a passenger at a checkpoint in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Photograph: Abdul Malik/Reuters

The Taliban have chosen supreme leader Mullah Omar’s deputy to replace him, two militant commanders said on Thursday, as Pakistan announced that sched(...)

India has executed convicted bomb plotter Yakub Memon for his role in a series of co-ordinated attacks that killed hundreds of people in Mumbai in 1993. Photograph: Money Sharma/AFP/Getty Images

India hanged Yakub Memon on Thursday for his role in the country’s deadliest bombings, which killed 257 people in Mumbai in 1993, after the Supreme(...)

An undated image believed to be of former Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar. Confirmation of his death is likely to intensify the internal tussle to replace him.

Afghanistan has said that Mullah Omar, elusive leader of the Taliban movement behind an escalating insurgency against the government in Kabul, died mo(...)

A man carries a newborn baby as he walks  with his family after police said they were evacuated from a hospital near the site of a gunfight in Dinanagar town in the Gurdaspur district of Punjab, India, on Monday. Photograph: Munish Sharma/Reuters

At least 10 people, including three armed militants, died in a 12-hour firefight with Indian security forces in northern Punjab province yesterday. Po(...)

Yakub Memon decided to return to India from hiding in Pakistan in 1994, protesting his innocence. Photograph: Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

India’s Supreme Court threw out on Tuesday a last-minute appeal by Yakub Memon, the only person to be condemned to death for a series of bombings in M(...)

The Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Niamh has rescued 98 migrants from a rubber craft in the Mediterranean on its first mission since taking up humanitarian rescue duty.

The Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Niamh has rescued over 360 migrants from the Mediterranean in its first two missions since taking up station in the a(...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

It is estimated there are between 20,000 and 25,000 undocumented people living in Ireland, including children. Photograph: Eric Luke

A majority of the Irish public is in favour of allowing undocumented migrants the right to live and work here legally, according to a poll commission(...)

Houthi fighters travel on the back of a patrol truck in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

The week-long unconditional truce in Yemen that began at midnight on Friday aims to allow the delivery of desperately needed food, medicine and fuel t(...)