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A Syrian boy receives treatment at a hospital in  Aleppo on Saturday. Official Syrian media accused the armed opposition of launching an attack with “toxic gas” on the northern city, but a leading rebel alliance has denied any involvement. Photograph:  George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images

The global chemical weapons agency will investigate an alleged gas attack in Aleppo, Syria on Saturday that reportedly wounded up to 100 people, the h(...)

Mary Robinson addressing the One Young World summit in The Hague, the Netherlands on Saturday. Photograph: One Young World/PA Wire

Mischief-makers may be lying in wait to cause trouble if a hard border is imposed on the island of Ireland, former president Mary Robinson has said. (...)

Mobile phones and a camera recovered from four GRU officers who were alleged to have to have hacked the WiFi networks of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Photograph: PA

Russia has been accused of acting like a “pariah state” by the UK defence secretary after allegations intelligence officers from the Kremlin tried to (...)

(L/R): Head of Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service Onno Eichelsheim, Minister of Defence Ank Bijleveld and British ambassador Peter Wilson attend a press conference of the Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service (MIVD) at The Hague. Photograph: Bart Maat/ ANP/AFP

The Netherlands has said it foiled a plot by Russian military intelligence to launch a cyber attack against the international chemical weapons watchdo(...)

A view of the Spiez Laboratory in  Switzerland. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Switzerland’s intelligence agency said on Friday it had worked with British and Dutch counterparts to foil a Russian plot which according to newspape(...)

Nano Nagle Place: a renovated space for Cork’s 21st-century communities

The legacy of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin in Ireland; the history of the earliest piece of documented Chinese porcelain in Europe, the Fonthill Vas(...)

Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey, Paul Mannion and Niall Scully celebrate after their All-Ireland SFC win over Tyrone. Photograph: Ryan Byrne

It was a day full of regrets. Pat Spillane said he was sorry for ever using the “puke” word to describe Tyrone’s football. Colm O’Rourke mourned the(...)

At Schiphol airport, Viktor Zelenkin and his 14-year-old son Maksim were handcuffed so that they wouldn’t be able to physically resist being put on the aircraft.

On Saturday, July 7th – the dog days of summer, when nobody notices such things – Viktor Zelenkin and his wife, Olga Andropov, who had lived in the Ne(...)

Ailish Lalor: ‘I didn’t want to pay UK tuition fees, so the Netherlands was a nice middle ground.’

As Leaving Certificate students around the country await Monday’s CAO offers in the wake of their results, there’s a chance that some of their peers h(...)

A 2002 file image of Dragoslav Ognjanovic, adviser to Slobodan Milosevic, being surrounded by  media during the course of Milosevic’s trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Photograph: Paul Vreeker/Reuters.

A prominent Belgrade lawyer who in the past helped to defend the late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic was shot dead in front of his home on Satur(...)

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