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Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan and Saudi Arabia’s  prince Mohammed bin Salman  in Islamabad,  February 18th. Photograph: Press handout via Reuters

Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has embarked on a three-nation Asian tour with the aim of demonstrating he is welcome in the east if not in som(...)

Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa. He confirmed  he had issued the order for the army to tackle the protesters. Photograph: Aaron Ufumeli/EPA

Threats by Zimbabwe’s president to “deal with” legal and medical practitioners who aided hundreds of protesters jailed and injured recently following (...)

James D Watson pictured in Dublin in 2013.Photograph: Alan Betson

University College Cork staff have welcomed the decision by the university authorities to remove the name of American geneticist and Nobel Prize winne(...)

The public acknowledgement by Pope Francis that nuns have been sexually abused by priests and bishops, is a welcome advance where that issue is concerned. Photograph: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis has taken two significant steps on the issue of sexual abuse in the past week. One was the decision to expel former US cardinal Theodore (...)

Muhammadu Buhari, who is seeking a second term as president of Nigeria. Photograph: Luc Gnago/Reuters

Nigeria was thrown into disarray on Saturday after its presidential election was delayed just hours before polls were set to open, in a dramatic late-(...)

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari in his hometown Daura, in Katsina State, on Friday ahead of the country’s presidential election. Photograph: Luc Gnago/Reuters

Nigeria bolstered security in much of the country on Friday on the eve of a presidential election in Africa’s largest democracy, where past ballots h(...)

A girl walks near her house destroyed in an air strike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition in Faj Attan village, Sana’a, Yemen in December. Photograph: Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters

Starvation, disease and a lack of aid are killing 300 babies a day in warzones around the world, with the number of children caught up in conflicts ne(...)

Expenses incurred by malaria take away what little discretionary expenditure households have to invest in nutritional food, books and school fees for their children

Malaria is a parasitic infection passed between people through the bite of a female anopheles mosquito. One hundred years ago, most of the world was a(...)

In all likelihood, then, Nigeria will end up with another uninspiring head of state at a moment when it badly needs energetic, courageous leadership and some fresh thinking. Photograph: Luis Tato/ AFP/Getty Images

Nigeria’s 84 million voters face a lacklustre choice when they go to the polls to elect a president this weekend. The incumbent, 76-year-old former mi(...)

ASL Aviation handles cargo for international businesses such as FedEx and DHL. Photograph: Maxwells

European investor Star Capital is buying Irish airline ASL Aviation Holdings in a deal said to be worth more than €200 million. Swords, Co Dublin-bas(...)

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