Migrants and refugees disembark from a Maltese coast guard patrol vessel after being rescued at sea. Photograph: Giovanni Isolino/AFP/Getty Images

Aid agency Médecins Sans Frontières has announced it will resume its search, rescue and medical aid operations in the Mediterranean Sea between Africa(...)

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon during the opening of the International Criminal Court complex in the Hague, The Netherlands. Photograph: EPA/Koen van Weel

When King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands officially opened the first permanent home of the International Criminal Court yesterday, there was no d(...)

Worshippers wearing the Montserrat national dress of 'Irish tartan' attend mass in the town of Lookout. Customs officers stamp shamrocks in the passports of visitors to this tiny West Indies island. Photograph:Frank Miller

When Donaldson Romeo was a young black portrait artist fighting deportation from Britain, he never dreamed that within a short few years he would be (...)

One could be forgiven for misunderstanding the plaque reading “Best Straight Egyptian Male 2012”, that hangs on the wall of the vast country kitchen (...)

 Refugees and migrants face Macedonian soldiers at the border fence with Greece  on April 11, 2016.  BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images

Across the world, women, men and children are being forced to leave their land. It is their distress that creates in them a motivation to leave. That (...)

A man carries bread as he walks past damaged buildings in Aleppo’s al-Ansari al-Sharqi neighborhood December 2, 2013. Photograph: Mahmoud Hebbo/Reuters.

One morning in mid-2014, before the summer sun had reached its peak, two elderly men in Aleppo, Syria, sat on plastic chairs, chatting quietly and dr(...)

Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi benediction at the Vatican. Photograph: Reuters/Osservatore Romano

At the end of a week marked by terrorist attacks, Pope Francis urged people not to lose “all hope and joy in life”. Making his traditional Urbi et O(...)

Dr Omar Hassan Khalafalla Mohamed: Found guilty two months ago of 28 counts of poor professional performance and professional misconduct .Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The lengthy inquiry into Dr Omar Hassan Khalafalla, who was found guilty two months ago of 28 counts of poor professional performance and professional(...)

Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir looks on ahead of the 25th African Union summit in Johannesburg June 14th, 2015. File photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

South Africa’s supreme court on Tuesday rejected an appeal by the government against a ruling that the state had made an error in letting Sudanese pre(...)

A photograph  taken on February 26th shows   Akki Adduok, a displaced woman residing in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Malakal, South Sudan, sitting in the spot where her shelter used to be. Photograph: AFP

South Sudan’s government operated a “scorched earth policy” of deliberate rape, pillage and killing of civilians during the civil war in 2015, a repo(...)