A girl chants solidarity slogans to press for the release of the missing Chibok schoolgirls during a rally in Abuja, on April 14th. Photograph: Philip Ojisua/AFP/Getty Images

A video apparently showing a group of Nigerian girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram two years ago has been shown to distraught parents in the town o(...)

File photo: Ireland currently has the 4th worst income inequality in the EU ranked just below the UK, Belgium and Bulgaria Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Nearly a third of Irish children grow up in materially deprived households, a major study by the OECD has concluded. The definition of materially de(...)

Residents wait in line to receive food aid distributed in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, Syria: This year access has been secured to 16 of 18 besieged areas of the city and aid agencies have entered hard-to-reach locations . Photograph: United Nation Relief and Works Agency/Getty Images

For those Damascus-based humanitarian agencies delivering food, medicine and essentials to Syrians living in besieged and hard-to-reach areas, the buz(...)

Children walk down the street of Chibok in Borno State, northeast Nigeria. In April 2014, Boko Haram militants kidnapped 276 schoolgirls from their dormitories at the government run girls’ secondary school in Chibok, drawing global attention to the Islamist insurgency in northeast Nigeria. Photograph: Stefan Heunisstefan/Getty Images

Boko Haram child suicide bombings have surged 11-fold in West Africa over the last year, Unicef said on Tuesday. There were 44 child suicide bombings(...)

Educational consultant Claire Warden believes there is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.

‘Three quarters of children spend less time outdoors than prisoners,” was the recent eye-catching headline over a British newspaper report on the res(...)

Ifrah Ahmed  with Somali prime minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke. Photograph: Ifrah Ahmed.

A woman who arrived in Ireland in 2006 as a 17-year-old asylum seeker has been appointed as an adviser to Somalia’s prime minister. Ifrah Ahmed is (...)

Wolfgang Digital, whose client list includes Brown Thomas, Tesco and Unicef, bought a number of Google ads for the imaginary product as part of an ongoing tit-for-tat battle between it and Cork-based DPFOC.

One of Ireland’s leading digital marketing agencies has been forced to apologise after it advertised a fictitious sex toy with a brand name that clos(...)

Zlata Filipovic  pictured in Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

On a day in April 1992 Zlata Filipovic’s life transformed forever. The siege on Sarajevo, which lasted 44 months and killed more than 10,000 civilia(...)

 Yemenis chant anti-Saudi slogans during a protest against the recent Saudi-led airstrikes, in Sana’a, Yemen. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

The death toll from Saudi-led air strikes on an outdoor market in northwestern Yemen has risen to more than 100, a provincial health director and a U(...)

UN special envoy   for Syria Staffan de Mistura:  He warned about “spoilers” such as Islamic State and  Jabhat al-Nusra  who are eager to see the talks in Geneva  fail. Photograph: Salvatore di Nolfi/EPA

Russian president Vladimir Putin’s announcement that Russia will begin withdrawing the majority of its forces from Syria as Syrian peace talks began (...)