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US marines arrive at the Gulf of Tadjoura beach in Djibouti, during a military drill. Photograph: Simon Maina/AFP/Getty

Djibouti is the only place where the navies of the world’s great military and economic rivals, the US and China, are moored alongside each other. Si(...)

A man carries bread as he walks past damaged buildings in Aleppo’s al-Ansari al-Sharqi neighborhood December 2, 2013. Photograph: Mahmoud Hebbo/Reuters.

One morning in mid-2014, before the summer sun had reached its peak, two elderly men in Aleppo, Syria, sat on plastic chairs, chatting quietly and dr(...)

Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson:  The Mossack Fonseca documents show Gunnlaugsson’s family - unbeknownst to Icelanders - had a big personal stake in the outcome for bank creditors.  KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

On May 15th, 2014, the prime minister of Iceland stood before parliament answering questions about how aggressively his government would sniff out ta(...)

Roisin Traynor works as a guidance counsellor at a school in Kuwait.

At the age of 22, I began my career as a guidance counsellor in a secondary school in Ireland. I had an amazing first year in this sector, but I want(...)

Joe joined the Christian Brothers in 1981 and lived in St Helen’s in Dublin – then a monastery – until he left the congregation in 1987. “I was ver(...)

A record-breaking season for Middle East GAA has continued with a fantastic turn-out for the last round of League games at the Dubai GAA Festival. 9(...)

Russian investigators and police inspect the crash site of a Boeing 737-800 plane of Flydubai at the airport of Rostov-on-Don, Russia, on Sunday. Photograph: Arkady Budnitsky/EPA

Relatives gathered to mourn the 62 victims of a passenger jet crash in southern Russia on Sunday and officials warned an investigation could take week(...)

 Russian investigators inspect the wreckage at a site of the crash of Boeing 737-800 of FlyDubai airliner at the airport of Rostov-on-Don, Russia, on Sunday. Sixty two people (55 passengers and 7 crew members) died in the crash. Photograph: EPA

The flight recorders from a passenger jet which crashed in southern Russia killing all 62 people on board are badly damaged and could take up to a mon(...)

UN mediator Staffan de Mistura: tasked with finding a formula both sides can accept. Photograph: Philippe Desmazes/Getty Images

At the end of the first week of Syrian talks, Damascus and the main Syrian opposition coalition remain trapped in positions which will have to be aba(...)

Mark McCloskey: much of his early career was with Denis O’Brien’s Esat Telecom at a time when it was a proving ground for a whole generation of future Irish business leaders.

It all started in hospital, appropriately enough. Recuperating in a four-bed ward after knee surgery, access to the television quickly became an irrit(...)

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