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Richard Corrigan at Virginia Park Lodge in Co Cavan, the venture that threatened his restaurant empire. Photographs: Dara Mac Dónaill

Richard Corrigan is the kind of guy you want to end up sitting beside at a wedding where you don’t know anyone, or a dinner you didn’t want to attend.(...)

Somali-American Ismail Mohamed from Columbus, Ohio, is out to connect the Democratic Party with Ohio’s Somali community.

Ismail Mohamed’s life could have turned out very differently. Born in 1992, when civil war raged across Somalia, his family and he were forced to live(...)

Amal Hussain (7), who suffered from severe acute malnutrition, in a bed at a mobile clinic run by Unicef in Aslam, Yemen, on October 18th. Days after the New York Times published a searing portrait of the starving girl and the famine in Yemen, Amal’s family said she had died at a ragged refugee camp. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

‘All the big countries say they are fighting each other in Yemen. But it feels to us like they are fighting the poor people.” Ali al-Hajaji, a Yemeni (...)

Image taken on November 20th, 2014, of Bahrain’s al-Wefaq  leader Sheikh Ali Salman  in  Zinj. File photograph: Mohammed al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty Images

A Bahraini court on Sunday ordered life sentences for three senior opposition members, overturning a previous acquittal on charges of spying for Qatar(...)

 Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei greeting the crowd during a meeting with Iranian students in Tehran, Iran, today. Behind him is a portrait of his predecessor,  Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of Iran as an Islamic Republic. Khamenei has held the position of supreme leader for almost 30 years. Photograph: Handout/EPA

Iran’s top leader said on Saturday that US president Donald Trump’s policies face opposition across the world as Washington prepared to reimpose sanct(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo speaks during the United Against Nuclear Iran Summit on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York City, US, in  September  2018. File photograph: Darren Ornitz/Reuters

Senior US officials have warned that Washington will next week reimpose all sanctions on Iran that were lifted by the Obama administration after the 2(...)

Jamal Khashoggi: disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd. Photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

An adviser to Turkey’s president has said the team that killed prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul cut up his body in order to diss(...)

Amal Hussain (7), suffering from severe acute malnutrition, lying  in a bed at a mobile clinic run by Unicef in Aslam, Yemen, on October  18th. She died on October 26th, three days after being discharged from hospital. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

A haunted look in the eyes of Amal Hussain, an emaciated 7-year-old lying silently on a hospital bed in northern Yemen, seemed to sum up the dire circ(...)

US secretary of defence James Mattis:  envisages continuing Saudi air raids on Yemen in the next 30 days. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

The US call for a ceasefire in Yemen will not bring an abrupt halt to the deadly and devastating 3½-year conflict in the region’s poorest country. Th(...)

Amal Hussain (7), who suffers from severe acute malnutrition, lies in a bed at a mobile clinic run by Unicef in Aslam, Yemen. Photograph:  Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

Chest heaving and eyes fluttering, the three-year-old boy lay silently on a hospital ward in the highland town of Hajjah, a bag of bones fighting for (...)

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