Afghan women pass through a bazaar following the recapture of Kunduz by Afghan security forces. Photograph: Jawed Kargar/EPA

The Taliban said on Tuesday they were pulling back in the city of Kunduz in the north of Afghanistan in order to protect civilians, as fighting contin(...)

 Times Square, New York. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Applicants to a US Green Card scheme, which opened earlier this month, have been warned against online fraudsters. The Diversity Visa Lottery opened o(...)

Irish MEP Mairéad McGuinness, who sits on the European Parliament’s Environment and Public Health Committee. “To allow one member state to ban the use of animal feed containing GM ingredients in their territory would disadvantage farmers and seriously disrupt the livestock sector,” she said. Photograph: Alan Betson

MEPs have rejected proposals that would allow EU member states to control or restrict the use of genetically-modified food or feed in their territory,(...)

The Irish are more resilient to perceived threats, with many of us returning to Egypt over and over again despite many terrorist attacks

As we come to terms with how the world has changed in the past year it’s time to think where is still safe to go for winter sun holidays? The shift(...)

 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to Culinary Workers Union members gathered in front of the Trump International Hotel & Tower in  Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph:  Joe Raedle/Getty Images

They came in droves, pounding drum lines, carrying signs promising “No Contract, No Peace”, chanting in Spanish and English, pressing ever closer to a(...)

File photograph of David Drumm, former CEO of Anglo Irish Bank, who faces an extradition hearing in Boston today. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

David Drumm will appear before a magistrate judge in Boston’s Moakley Courthouse for extradition proceedings on Tuesday. The legal complaint in the ca(...)

David Drumm, former Anglo Irish Bank Chief Executive, is charged with offences relating to the scheme to lend money to 10 Anglo customers in 2008. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm is charged with 33 offences, including forgery, conspiracy to defraud, false accounting and breach(...)

New long-range planes will allow Singapore Airlines to re-start world’s longest journeys. Photograph: Getty.

Singapore Airlines plans to restart the world’s longest flights when it takes delivery of a new ultra- long range plane made by Airbus Group SE in 201(...)

A Specialist Trader looks at his screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange April 17, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Stocks bounced nicely last week, with the S&P 500 enjoying its longest rally of 2015. Is the advance for real, or another dead-cat bounce in an(...)

Villa Spada houses the Irish Embassy to the Vatican which was closed as a cost-cutting measure in 2011 before being reopened in 2014

As someone from a Northern Protestant background happily resident in Dublin, I know there is little or no point in trying to persuade my co-religionis(...)