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Irish Naval Service personnel helping migrants at sea in the southern Mediterranean between Italy and Libya. Photograph: Defence Forces

The Government should launch a new Mediterranean search-and-rescue mission and commit to accepting an additional 1,500 refugees per annum over the nex(...)

Injured Syrian army members receive honours during the opening of the Damascus International Fair. File photograph: Youssef Badawi/EPA

Damascus’s 61st International Fair opened this week with a spectacular sound and light show, singing and dancing, and a message of hope for a future w(...)

 Yemenis sit in front of historic buildings in the old city of Sana’a. Aid delivery to starving Yemenis has improved, but the UN is struggling to secure funds for its programmes. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

UN envoy Martin Griffiths has warned the UN Security Council that the situation in Yemen has become untenable and the country now risks fragmentation (...)

Shauna Keogh: “Still, when it came to applying for college courses”. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

“The men of the Smoky Mountains were hunting for ginseng. Deep in the Appalachian range in the US, they do this work because it is lucrative. But, eve(...)

US president Donald Trump  posing with a two-month-old mass shooting survivor held by Melania Trump:  grinning, the US leader  give the thumbs-up.  Photograph: Flotus/EPA

One of the most totemic pictures of the Obama era was a White House photo showing the president bowing to let a five-year-old black boy touch his hair(...)

Palestinian men pile bags of flour outside an aid distribution centre run by Unrwa in the central Gaza Strip refugee camp of Bureij, on Wednesday. Photograph: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

Unrwa’s very existence is challenged by scandal at the top as the agency scrambles for international funding to distribute emergency cash and food bas(...)

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum and Princess Haya: The case is highly sensitive for the United Arab Emirates. Photograph:  Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

A high-profile royal dispute that pits the billionaire ruler of Dubai against his wife, a Jordanian princess, is set to resume in a British court this(...)

The deployment of a group of gardaí to the Middle East last week as part of the Government’s refugee protection programme was cancelled following a disagreement over pay.

The deployment of a group of gardaí to the Middle East last week as part of the Government’s refugee protection programme was cancelled following a di(...)

 Palestinians watch  Israeli security forces tear down a building still under construction in the Wadi al-Hummus area close to the Palestinian village of Sur Baher. Photograph:   Hazem Bader/AFP

The Palestinian leadership has appealed to Jordan and Egypt to intervene to prevent Israel demolishing dozens of Palestinian homes in an east Jerusale(...)

UN high commissioner for refugees Filippo Grandi speaks to  Simon Carswell in Dublin this week. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Record numbers of refugees – and the forced mass movement of many more from conflict, poverty, disease and climate change – have made the planet a mor(...)

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