Turkish Army vehicles and tanks move near the Syrian border in Suruc. Three men have been charged with conspiring to travel to Syria and fight for Islamic State, US authorities have said. Photograph: Ilyas Akenginilyas/AFP/Getty Images

Three men were charged on Wednesday with conspiring to support Islamic State, including two who planned to travel to Syria to fight on behalf of the r(...)

Cormac Donnelly works for MSF in Uzbekistan, which has one of the highest rates of multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB in the world.

Uzbekistan isn’t a place I ever planned to spend Christmas in. Initially when MSF asked me to come to work here in the TB treatment project, I was (...)

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) speaks with President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov as they meet to sign documents at the Kuksaroi Presidential Residence in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Photograph: Mikhail Klimentyev/Ria Novosti/Kremlin Pool/EPA

Uzbekistan urged Russia on Wednesday to help protect Central Asia against what it said would be a rising threat from militant Islam as US forces draw (...)

World and Olympic champion Ilya Ilyin of Kazakhstan. Photograph: Getty Images.

After the disappointment of that kick-about in Glasgow on Friday, a change of sporting pace was required over the weekend, one where you wouldn’t be q(...)

Stephen Cunningham who cycled to Beijing  from Dublin in aid of Crumlin children’s hospital

Sipping a flat-white coffee in a Beijing cafe, Stephen Cunningham smiles as he recalls being chased by packs of wild dogs as he cycled in Romania as p(...)

This document brings our countries to a new stage of integration, says Russia’s president Vladimir Putin. Photograph:  Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Russian president Vladimir Putin signed a treaty with Kazakhstan and Belarus yesterday creating a vast trading bloc which he hopes will challenge the (...)

Two major media events took place last Saturday. Kanye West married Kim Kardashian in Florence, and Real Madrid beat Atlético Madrid in the Champio(...)

Louise Arbour,  head of the International Crisis Group: “You cannot enforce a no-fly zone without taking down the air defence system.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The deadlock in Syrian peace talks may yet prompt a revival of demands for a western military intervention in the conflict, a former UN High Co(...)

Katie Taylor and Cork hurler Eoin Cadogan at the launch of the AIB Me2U app in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An enduring truism of Irish sport; the ground shifts, the skies change and Katie Taylor remains stubbornly consistent. With these early months stretch(...)

Denmark and New Zealand were found to be the least corrupt on the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index for 2013. Image: Transparency International

Ireland is ranked number 21 out of 177 countries named on the annual ‘corruption’ index published by Transparency International, up from a ranking of (...)