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Monks make their way to Angkor Wat, five kilometres north of  Siem Reap. It is hidden among forests. The temples took their place on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1992

Born in Dublin and raised in Castleknock, Robina Hanley grew up beside the Phoenix Park, which she fondly refers to as her back garden. Robina moved t(...)

Teresa McCreery: “I have seen women give birth, in the most difficult of circumstances, and I remain in awe of women’s resilience in adversity.”

A bright moon is shining into my room in Kirkuk. The street traffic is quiet tonight, but I can hear the chant of prayers from the mosque, despite the(...)

Fiona Hyde on top of Mount Phousi in Luang Prabang, Laos. You can add that to the list of places she’s been

For me, one of the most surprising things about travelling is how boring some of the conversations you wind up having can be. With locals and fellow b(...)

Former taoiseach Enda Kenny pictured with the long-serving Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen. Photograph: University of Cambodia/Facebook

Populism grows when governments fail to engage with the “middle people,” the former Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, told an audience in Cambodia recently. Add(...)

Wat Arun in Bangkok, Thailand

“What are you doing here?” A Burmese woman levels this question at me, a bemused expression on her face, on the three-hour circle train that loops aro(...)

Cpt Ciara Ní Ruairc,  from Kildare, is part of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), which was first deployed in 1991

It’s not everyone’s choice of a spot to spend the summer – a dugout in the Golan Heights, or a live-fire training camp in Mali – although there are ot(...)

A pedestrian  walks past a wall carrying a message highlighting Malaysia’s mandatory death penalty for drug trafficking in Kuala Lumpur. Photograph:   Tengku Bahar/AFP/Getty Images

The case of Muhammad Lukman Mohamad ignited outrage in August, when he received a death sentence in Malaysia for selling medicinal cannabis oil to ca(...)

Prue Leith. Photograph: David Loftus

Writing sex scenes, that your children will read, and eating Ambrosia custard from a carton: things I did not expect to be discussing with Prue Leith,(...)

Australian film-maker James Ricketson. Photograph: Heng Sinith/File

Cambodia has granted a pardon to an Australian film-maker jailed in August on espionage charges for six years, a court in Phnom Penh said on Friday. (...)

  Former US president Bill Clinton and Irish businessman Denis O’Brien shake hands at the Concern Worldwide 50 years Tackling Extreme Poverty Conference in Dublin Castle on Friday. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

In 1968, John O’Loughlin Kennedy, his wife and a legion of like-minded volunteers launched an appeal to help hungry Biafrans in west Africa who were s(...)

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