Red Square: I see the colourful onion domes through Renko’s eyes, as “a crowd of turbaned Moors”. Photograph: iStock/Getty

My article for the Irish Times Travel Writer competition last year, which won me a trip to Russia with the Travel Department, was about my predilectio(...)

A girl carries a water jug in Kutapalong Rohingya refugee camp on February 8th, 2017 in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The United Nations estimates about 69,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar since October last year after the Burmese army launched a campaign it calls ‘clearance operations’ in response to an attack on border police. Photograph: Allison Joyce/Getty Images

More than 1,000 Rohingya Muslims may have been killed in a Myanmar army crackdown, according to two senior United Nations officials dealing with refug(...)

Police officers and cleaners tend to the scene of a knife attack in Russell Square on August 4th, 2016 in London, England. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

A US woman was killed and five other people were injured by a man with suspected mental health issues who went on a rampage last night with a knife in(...)

A man climbs out of the cockpit window of the hijacked Egyptair Airbus A320 at Larnaca Airport in Larnaca, Cyprus. Photograph: Yiannis Kourtoglou/Reuters

Four British nationals were on the Egyptian plane forced to divert to Cyprus on Tuesday due to a hijacker who was wearing a fake suicide belt. Minist(...)

Charlie Flanagan: Government  ‘strongly committed to  protection of domestic workers’. Photograph: Alan Betson

The former United Arab Emirates ambassador who was accused of treating three of his domestic staff like “slaves” has paid them compensation for their(...)

Khalid Nasser Rashed Lootah: was recalled to Abu Dhabi before tribunal ruling

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) ambassador to Ireland, who was found to have kept three domestic servants “as slaves”, is to be replaced. Khalid Nasser(...)

UAE ambassador Khalid Nasser Rashed Lootah

The United Arab Emirates has recalled its ambassador from Ireland who was found to have treated three domestic servants “like slaves”.The Filipina wom(...)

President Michael D Higgins shakes hands with  Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto during a welcoming ceremony at the National Palace in Mexico City earlier this week. Photograph: Edgard Garrido/Reuters

President Michael D Higgins has told an audience in Mexico that the economic crisis had “evoked a new sense of solidarity and community” in Ireland. I(...)