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Ireland is competing with Norway and Canada for two of the rotating seats on the 15-member UN Security Council. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

All eyes will turn to New York next week as world leaders descend on the city for the United Nations General Assembly. This year the focus is on clim(...)

Dalai Lama arrives for a long-life prayer offering dedicated to him at Tsuglagkhang Temple September 13th, 2019. Photograph: Lobsang Wangyal/AFP/Getty

China’s atheist Communist Party is gearing up to dictate who will be reincarnated as the next Dalai Lama, a move that is deeply disturbing to many Tib(...)

Eva-Marie Costello is originally from Galway, but now lives in San Francisco, where she works in an education technology startup

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week, Eva-Marie Costello, who(...)

Yemeni children in the city of Taez listen to their teacher this month in a destroyed classroom at their school which was heavily damaged in an air strike during fighting between the Saudi-backed government forces and the Huthi rebels. Photograph: Ahmad Al-Basha/AFP/Getty Images

Two decades ago, nearly 10 million children did not live to see a fifth birthday. By 2017, that number – about 1 in every 16 children – was nearly cu(...)

Kailash Satyarthi: “Eradication of trafficking, forced [child] labour, bonded labour is supposed to be accomplished by 2025 and unfortunately it seems that the world is failing again its children.” Photograph: Money Sharma

Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi has met Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to seek support for a UN convention combating international child exploitati(...)

A train passes vendors in Guwahati, Assam, India: anger is growing in Muslim communities under scheme aiming to separate genuine citizens from “illegal migrants”. Photograph: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

India is fast-tracking the construction of a detention centre in its northeastern Assam state to house a fraction of the 1.9 million people who were r(...)

Kathleen McGovern:  I don’t think the British government comprehends our Border issue

Abacus Beads owner Kathleen McGovern has been running a jewellery business in Belfast city centre for the past 28 years. What was your reaction when(...)

A Kashmiri man in front of closed shops covered with graffiti in the  commercial hub of Srinagar city centre. Photograph: Yawar Nazir/Getty

An informal but widespread civil disobedience movement has gripped India’s northern disputed Kashmir region, to protest against the federal government(...)

Australian bloggers Jolie King and Mark Firkin. Photograph: The Way Overland

The families of a British-Australian woman and her Australian partner have pleaded for their immediate release from a notorious Iranian prison. Jolie(...)

The Irish Times Food and Drink Club Meet the Chef event in chef Brian McDermott’s Foyle Hotel, Moville, Co Donegal. Photographs: Crispin Rodwell

The fifth event in the Irish Times Food & Drink Club’s Meet The Chef series will take participants on a culinary journey across India. Join award(...)

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