UN envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura announces the suspension of peace talks in Geneva on Tuesday. Photograph: Martial Trezzin/Keystone via APi

The main Syrian opposition and government have traded blame for the suspension of UN mediated talks to end the four-year old war in Syria, but sponsor(...)

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Barack Obama at the US citizenship ceremony of Westmeath man Michael Hennessy. Photograph: US department of homeland security.

For Michael Hennessy, the ceremony that made him a US citizen was “a bittersweet celebration.” The Westmeath man formally became an American on Tuesd(...)

Former US president Jimmy Carter: started treatment in August for melanoma that had spread from his liver to his brain. Photograph: John Amis/Reuters

Former US president Jimmy Carter said on Sunday that his most recent MRI brain scan revealed no signs of cancer but that he would continue treatment.(...)

Australia coach Alastair Clarkson is  keen on playing in US. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

The GAA and AFL are actively exploring the possibility of staging the International Rules series outside Ireland or Australia every third year. It (...)

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The King Abdullah bin Al Hussein Training Centre where a Jordanian officer went on a shooting spree on Monday, killing two Americans one South African.  Photograph: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters

A Jordanian army officer shot dead two American military personnel and one South African and wounded six other people on Monday at a US-funded securit(...)

The sons of Khaled al-Asaad, the late 83-year old retired chief archaeologist of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, Omar and Mohamad, display a portrait of their father during a ceremony in his memory at the National Museum in Damascus. Photograph: Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images

The beheading by Islamic State of Palmyra’s guardian angel archaeologist Khaled al-Asaad (83 ) and the demolition of the iconic Baalshamin temple in t(...)

‘If Obama vetoes a resolution of disapproval, it will take 34 senators to override his veto and block the agreement. That means opponents have to find an unlikely 11 more Democrats. Photograph:  REUTERS

It would not be unusual for members of the US Congress to vote against an international agreement, denouncing it with rhetorical flourishes as appalli(...)

Republican presidential candidates from left, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and John Kasich take the stage for the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena, Thursday, August 6th, 2015, in Cleveland. Photograph: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

“Authenticity”. That’s the magic ingredient, the sprinkling of gold dust, that every pol’ needs in this age of disillusionment with politics and polit(...)