Joshua Molloy (24), who has been detained in Iraq.

British diplomats are seeking access to an Irish man and two British citizens who were detained in Iraq after fighting with Kurdish forces against Isl(...)

 Graffiti of the portrait of Lee Bo, with the Chinese words saying “Who’s afraid of Lee Bo’’ on the wall at Mongkok on  in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Mr Lee in an email  said he feared his colleague Gui Minhai had been taken  “for political reasons”. Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images

New questions have emerged over a group of five missing Hong Kong publishers of controversial books who are thought to have been abducted and taken to(...)

A boy holds a Tunisian flag as he stands near bouquets of flowers laid at the beachside of the Imperiale Marhabada hotel, which was attacked by a gunman in Sousse, Tunisia. Photograph: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

The Department of Foreign Affairs has advised Irish citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Tunisia in light of increased security concerns. A stat(...)

The plan was the brainchild of a lecturer at Reading University, Christy Davies, who warned that when Britain handed back Hong Kong to China in 1997, there would be no future for its 5.5 million inhabitants.

Even at the time it must have seemed like a truly bizarre idea. In the midst of the Northern Ireland Troubles, it was suggested that the entire popula(...)

Flower  are seen at the site of a shooting attack on the beach in front of the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Port el Kantaoui, on the outskirts of Sousse, Tunisia. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Diplomats are seeking to repatriate the remains of the three Irish victims of the terrorist attack in Tunisia as soon as possible. A Department of For(...)

A file image of the Imperial Marhaba hotel in Tunisia which is one of the two hotels attacked by terrorists on Friday.

An Irish woman has described how she grabbed her two sons and ran for their lives when they heard gunfire near a hotel in Tunisia. She was spea(...)

Turkish soldiers secure the border line between Turkey and Syria. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters.

Nine British nationals detained in Turkey after allegedly trying to cross illegally into Syria could be deported on Thursday.Footage shows the Briton(...)

Thai police said last week that Win Zaw Htun (left) and Zaw Lin  had confessed to murdering British backpackers Hannah Witheridge and David Miller on a beach on the island of Koh Tao on September 15th. Photograph: EPA/STR

Two Burmese men accused of murdering two British backpackers in Thailand have alleged that they were beaten by police in order to extract confessions.(...)

An undated video grab taken from YouTube of David Bolam, a British teacher who was held hostage by militants in Libya who has now been released. Photograph: YouTube/PA Wire.

A British man who had been held hostage by militants in Libya has been released.The British Foreign Office said it was “glad that David Bolam is safe (...)

Rescue workers close bags with bodies of two foreign tourist found dead on a beach on Koh Tao island yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

Police in Thailand said they are focusing on migrant workers in the hunt for the killer responsible for the murder of a British man and woman found de(...)