An Armenian Orthodox woman prays at the Syrian Saint Sarkis Church during Christmas celebrations on January 6, 2016 in Damascus. AFP PHOTO / LOUAI BESHARA

Genocide is a specific legal term. If something is classified as genocide, it imposes a responsibility to act on both individual states and the intern(...)

King Salman meeting US president Barack Obama in Washington last September. File photograph: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

The atrocity in Paris on November 13th blew away some of the gloom which had settled on a number of major companies. In the first 30 minutes of trad(...)

“Mother Teresa’s statement to the UN conference was dishonest, manipulative opportunism for which it is hard to find adequate words.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It’s not the fact that Mother Teresa has been credited with cures for which there is no known disease that renders the plan for her canonisation ridic(...)

What are you planning for the men in your life this Christmas?

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Roy Lichtenstein’s 1964 painting was inspired by a comic book image

A new world auction record price for the American “pop art” painter Roy Lichtenstein was achieved at Christie’s in New York on Monday when his 1964 pa(...)

Detail from ‘The Brigadier’ portrait by Lucian Freud, which  goes on sale in Christie’s New York next month

Visitors to the Lough Eske Castle Hotel in Donegal will notice a large painting titled The Brigadier. It’s a portrait of Andrew Parker Bowles, a fo(...)

Chinese and British flags fly in front of Buckingham Palace on the Mall in London, Britain October 19th, 2015. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan were due for a day of pageantry on their first full day in Britain, with a ceremonial welcome at(...)

Cabra Castle, Co Cavan  Book yourself into one of the 12 luxury rooms in the original castle part of Cabra Castle for the full aristo(...)

 Mark Colborne, a red-head, wanted to shoot  Prince Charles so Harry (above) could be king. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

A red-haired man who fantasised about shooting Prince Charles so Harry could be king has been found guilty of plotting a terror attack “for the Aryan (...)

REMEMBERING THE BLITZ A series of exhibitions and events in London will mark the 75th anniversary of the Blitz, when the German Luftwaffe bombe(...)