Christian children take part in a demonstration  commemorating Assyrian Martyr Day  in Beirut’s Fanar district. Photograph:  Maya Hautefeuille/AFP/Getty Images

India is the latest country in which Christians have spoken out about their persecution. Christians of all denominations have issued a joint pre-Chris(...)

Kenyan policemen patrol the Kenya-Somalia border near the town of Mandera on December 4th after al Shabaab militants killed 36 workers at a quarry in  northeast Kenya on December 2nd. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters.

Rebels from the Islamist al Shabaab group attacked a military base in southern Somalia early on Monday, killing at least 10 soldiers and burning tw(...)

Migrants arriving at Porto Empedocle in Sicily after being rescued approx 40km off the Libyian coast by a Dutch freighter the Dinteldijk. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Governments must focus on saving lives rather than keeping foreigners out at a time when more people than ever are embarking on risky sea crossings in(...)

Aid agencies have assessed that 78 million people are in need of assistance. Above, a displaced boy, who fled from Islamic State violence in Mosul, stands in refugee camp on the outskirts of the Kurdish city of Arbil. Photograph:  Azad Lashkari/Reuters

Struggling to cope with record numbers of victims of conflict, the United Nations appealed Monday for $16.4 billion (€13.3 billion) to finance humanit(...)

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(...)

A photograph of the People’s Democracy civil rights march from Belfast to Derry which was attacked at Burntollet Bridge. Photograph from the NUIG Boyle Archive

When a young Co Down student visited Detroit at the height of the US civil rights movement in the early 1970s, he was struck by the treatment of black(...)

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(...)

Culture of impunity

The last two years have been the deadliest for working journalists on record. In 2012 and 2013 a total respectively of 123 and 91 journalists and medi(...)