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Members of the Syrian Civil Defence (White Helmets) and civilians carry away the  wounded following a reported regime air strike on the town of Ariha, in the southern outskirts of Syria’s Idlib province. Photograph: Getty

The battle between Syria’s army and jihadi forces escalated sharply this week in northwestern Idlib province and neighbouring government-held province(...)

Mari Gallagher and her daughter Tanya at their home in Newbridge, Co Kildare. Photograph: Laura Hutton

As a child growing up, Tanya Gallagher always thought her parents in Kazakhstan had given her up for adoption because they didn’t love her. “I was na(...)

A clear wallet and its contents used in a study of how people in 40 countries decided to return, or not return, lost wallets. Photograph: Christian Zünd/Science/AFP/Getty Images

It’s obvious: someone finding a lost wallet is less likely to return it if money is inside, right? That’s what top economists, as well as regular peop(...)

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev: will formally rule as president but wield less actual authority than his mentor. Photograph:  Igor Kovalenko/EPA

Kazakhstan has arrested protesters and been accused of voting misconduct amid a rubber-stamp election of the country’s new president, a longtime ally (...)

Kazakhstan’s president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev: protests after Nursultan Nazarbayev resigned prompted a change of course with Mr Tokayev calling a snap poll to end uncertainty. Photograph: Mukhtar Kholdorbekov

The people of Kazakhstan will vote in a snap presidential election on Sunday that Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the acting president of the central Asian cou(...)

Mr Justice McDonald said he did not find credible the evidence of either Mr Ryan, who was also principal of the architects firm HKR Dublin, or Winthrop Engineering firm founder, Barry English

An architect and an engineer agreed a scheme to move shares in a firm worth $8 million (€7.1 million) when the architect got into financial trouble an(...)

Kazakhstan’s interim president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev shakes hands with former president Nursultan Nazarbayev: snap presidential election is due in June. Photograph: Mukhtar Kholdorbekov

Kazakhstan’s ruling party Nur Otan has nominated interim president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to stand at a snap presidential election in June, virtually g(...)

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev was named Kazakhstan’s interim president   after the surprise resignation of Nursultan Nazarbayev after 30 years. Photograph: AP

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev was sworn in as interim president of Kazakhstan on Wednesday as the former Soviet central Asian nation prepared to celebrate the(...)

Michael Cohen,  former personal attorney of US president Donald Trump. File photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

Robert Mueller persuaded a judge within weeks of being made special counsel in 2017 that Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s legal “fixer”, may have been se(...)

Kazakhstan’s president Nursultan Nazarbayev waves to audience during a rally in  April, 2015. File photograph: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters

Nursultan Nazarbayev, the president of Kazakhstan, announced his resignation on Tuesday saying the oil-rich central Asian nation he has ruled for 30 y(...)

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