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Tahir El Shirif (68), a Libyan national, fears he may never see his Irish children again unless he can at least get an emergency travel document to return from Tripoli

An Irish citizen in failing health says he is stranded in Libya as he has been unable to renew his Irish passport. Tahir El Shirif (68), a Libyan nat(...)

Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak arriving at the courthouse in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday. Photograph: Vincent Thian/AP

Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak has been found guilty of all seven charges in his first trial linked to the multibillion-dollar 1MDB scan(...)

Goldman Sachs headquarters in New York. Settlement with Malaysia follows investment fund scandal dating back to 2012 and 2013. Photograph: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

The Malaysian government has agreed to a $3.9 billion (€3.37 billion) settlement with Goldman Sachs over losses suffered from a multibillion-dollar sc(...)

Kim Yo-jong: In North Korea, future top leaders must build credentials as someone who can stand up against South Korea and the United States.  Photograph: Jorge Silva/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

When North Korea decided to join the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea and kick off a giddy period of rapprochement on the peninsula, its charm offe(...)

A member of the Malaysian Royal Armed Force guards a street in a neighbourhood that has been put under Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) on May 1st, 2020 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photograph: Rahman Roslan/Getty Images

Malaysian authorities are rounding up undocumented migrants as part of efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus, officials said, after hundreds of(...)

Women wearing masks  in the Mall of Dubai on  Tuesday. The shopping centre has been reopened as part of moves in the Gulf emirate to ease lockdown restrictions imposed last month to prevent the spread of  Covid-19. Photograph: Karim Sahib/AFP via Getty Images

As some countries begin to lift restrictions and emerge from lockdown, we invited readers around the world to tell us about their experiences this wee(...)

Irish couple Laura Malone and David O’Connor

David O’Connor thought the Covid-19 pandemic had put a stop to his fledgling business recruiting English-speaking teachers to work in China. “It start(...)

Paula Gahan: ‘Every single passenger was wearing a mask for the duration of the flight’.

Paula Gahan is originally from Kildare town, and has been living in London and working as cabin crew for five years I’m running in heels through the (...)

Wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17: It  was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was shot down by a missile fired from territory in eastern Ukraine controlled by pro-Russian rebels. Photograph: Antonio Bronic

The judge at the MH17 murder trial has asked the Dutch public prosecutor to say whether it’s correct that the US is willing to declassify imaging alle(...)

A health worker wearing a protective suit and face mask walks inside a quarantine area in Thanh Tri district in the suburbs of Hanoi on Friday. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

The death toll in Italy from the outbreak of coronavirus has leapt by 627 to 4,032, officials said on Friday, an increase of 18.4 per cent – by far th(...)

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