US President Barack Obama receives a bowl of shamrock from Taoiseach Enda Kenny during a St Patrick’s Day reception at the White House, a fixed annual privilege granted to no other world leader.  Photograph: Chris Kleponis/ Reuters

‘Hello,” I said. “My name is Conor O’Clery. I am the international business editor of The Irish Times of Dublin, Ireland’s leading newspaper, calli(...)

A child leaves a message of support for family members and passengers onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 at  Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Photograph:   Samsul Said/Reuters

As the latest evidence in the vanished Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 pointed to the deliberate diversion of the aircraft, China stepped up its (...)

Malaysia’s acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein speaks during a news conference about the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Photograph: REUTERS/Edgar Su

More than one week after Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing dis(...)

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim (C) and his wife Wan Azizah arrive at a court house in Putrajaya. Photograph: Samsul Said/Reuters

A Malaysian court convicted opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim of sodomy today, overturning his acquittal two years ago in (...)

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak takes his oath during a swearing-in ceremony at the palace in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia’s prime minister, Mohammad Najib Abdul Razak, has secured a simple majority for the (...)

Malaysia’s prime minister and Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Najib Razak celebrates his victory with a prayer on election day at the PWTC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photograph: Nicky Loh/Getty Images

Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak may have to step down by the end of the year, ruling party sources said today, after his coalition extende(...)

Malaysia’s prime minister and Barisan Nasional chairman Najib Razak arriving at UMNO headquarters yesterday in Kuala Lumpur. Photograph: Nicky Loh/Getty Images

Malaysia’s ruling coalition took an early lead in exit polls in national elections yesterday, with opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s alliance b(...)