Burundi soldiers march at the entrance of the Prince Rwagasore Stadium in Bujumbura during the celebrations of the Country 53rd Independence Anniversary on July 1st. Photograph: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images

Burundi on Sunday rejected a second United Nations diplomat named to help resolve the country’s political crisis, saying a critical report about last (...)

Grieving elderly Muslim women pictured in a refugee centre set up to shelter Muslim families after they fled Srebrenica. Photograph: Tom Stoddart/Getty Image

Serbia has asked Russia to veto a British UN Security Council resolution that would call the Srebrenica massacre during the Bosnian civil war in the 1(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry (C) is pictured during an Iran nuclear talks meeting with the Iranian foreign minister in Vienna on Friday. Photograph: Carlos Barria/AFP/Getty Images

The UN nuclear watchdog could issue a report on its investigation into past Iranian research suspected of being linked to nuclear weapons development(...)

Ukrainian servicemen outside Shyrokino village, near the city of Mariupol, Ukraine, yesterday. Photograph: Sergey Vaganov/EPA

The Netherlands and Malaysia want a United Nations tribunal to be set up to prosecute those suspected of shooting down a Malaysia Airlines jet over (...)

Lone parent Michelle McFarland from Kildare and her 14 year old daughter - she says she faces cuts of up to €140 a week. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

This week, lone parents were subject to the last of a series of cuts to welfare payments that supplemented their part-time, low-paid employment. In(...)

Amendments to the Government’s climate change legislation will take the bare look off its commitment to engage seriously with global warming issues at(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry leans his crutches on a table before delivering his statement on Cuba outside the hotel where the Iran nuclear talks meetings are being held in Vienna, Austria. Photograph: Carlos Barria/AFP/Getty Images

The global nuclear watchdog has said its head would fly to Tehran to discuss some of the last big issues that need to be resolved so that Iran and wor(...)

Canadian social activist Naomi Klein gestures during a press conference at the Vatican on Wednesday. Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images.

Pope Francis would appear to have won himself a new and not entirely expected admirer in the person of Canadian writer and social activist Naomi Klein(...)

Mosney reception centre for asylum seekers, in Co Meath. Photograph: Frank Miller

Official figures to be published today will show 250 people sought asylum in Ireland last month. The numbers so far this year – an average of 230 a (...)

 An explosion rocks Syrian city of Kobane.  Russia and China are currently preventing the situation in Syria being referred to the International Criminal Court by the UN Security Council.   Photograph: Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images

Since its establishment in 2002, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has aspired to end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of(...)