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Soldiers guard a street in Yangon, Myanmar. Photograph: The New York Times

The United Nations General Assembly on Friday called for a stop to the flow of arms to Myanmar and urged the military to respect November election res(...)

Anti-coup protesters flash three-fingered symbol of resistance as they gather to pray for those who died during a protest against the military in Yangon, Myanmar, on Monday. Photograph: AP

Demonstrators in Myanmar held protests demanding the restoration of Aung San Suu Kyi’s government on Monday and called for more co-ordinated nationwid(...)

Protesters run away from tear gas launched by security forces during an anti-coup protest in Mandalay, Myanmar, Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021. Photograph: AP Photo

Some of Myanmar’s neighbours pressed its ruling junta on Tuesday to release ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi and cease using lethal force against oppon(...)

A sign with a portrait of Anders Tegnell, the face of the country’s response to the novel coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, is hanged at an entrance to a restaurant to instruct people to wash their hands in Sodermalm, Stockholm. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

At the start of this year, Anders Tegnell was just a low-profile bureaucrat in a country of 10 million people, heading a department that collects and (...)

Wexford woman Christine Redmond in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photograph: Christine Redmond

It’s a running joke in Cambodia that all foreigners either work as English teachers or for nonprofits. Typically, it’s true. I’ve been working in the (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson: It is likely the UK will use this opportunity to highlight its independence from the dictates of the EU. Photograph: Simon Dawson/EPA

Differences are emerging between the approaches taken by Ireland and by the UK to the threat posed by the coronavirus, divergences that could become s(...)

Silver Hill Farm chief executive Micheál Briody, left; Andrew Tjioe, founder Duckland; Heather Humphreys, Minister for Business; Ciaran Gallagher, Bord Bia manager for southeast Asia; and Irish Ambassador to Singapore Pat Bourne at the launch of    Duckland restaurant in Singapore earlier this year.

Duck producer Silver Hill Farm is finalising a €25 million investment programme as it looks to increase the volume of ducks it processes each week. (...)

A fishing boat worker rests while his boat is in port in Thailand. File photograph: Paula Bronstein/Getty

While forced labour exists throughout the world, nowhere is the problem more rampant than in the South China Sea, and especially in the Thai fishing f(...)

Fiona Hyde enjoys some solitary time in Luang Prabang, Laos

As they say, when it’s all over, we still have to clean up. A lot has been written about the various challenges involved in long-term travel. Before y(...)

Thousands of Buddhists listen to Sitagu Sayadaw, one of Myanmar’s most revered Buddhist leaders, in Paleik in November 2017. Photograph: Minzayar Oo/The New York Times

The Buddhist abbot was sitting cross-legged in his monastery, fulminating against the evils of Islam, when the petrol bomb exploded within earshot. Bu(...)

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