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President Donald Trump  and Russian president Vladimir Putin shake hands during a joint press conference after their summit  in Helsinki, Finland. Photograph:  Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Donald Trump met one-on-one with Russia’s Vladimir Putin behind closed doors in Helsinki on Monday. The following are highlights of the press conferen(...)

Displaced Syrians at a Jordanian military medical outpost, near Nasib border crossing between Jordan and Syria. Photograph: Ahmad Abdo/EPA

Jordan is no longer willing to be a dumping ground for refugees fleeing the region’s many conflicts. In 2012 the kingdom began to restrict the entry o(...)

Osama Abou Hajar recently got Irish citizenship. He is pictured with his newly signed document.

On May 21st, 2018, Osama Abou Hajar stood on the stage of the Killarney Convention Centre in Co Kerry and was handed a piece of paper confirming his n(...)

US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley (centre). Photograph: Reuters

The UN agency that helps the 5.4 million Palestinians classified as refugees could start running out of money next month because of a $250 million (€2(...)

President Michael D Higgins at a ceremony to celebrate Ireland’s service and commitment to UN peacekeeping. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to Irish peacekeepers, including the 87 who lost their lives on missions abroad, at a ceremony to mark th(...)

 Chef Vuyisile Mbangiwa and chef Sinqobizitha Mguni, both from Zimbabwe, live in Birchwood House for Asylum Seekers in Waterford. Photograph:   Marc O’Sullivan

Hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers across Ireland will meet on Wednesday to mark World Refugee Day through a celebration of food. The Refugee Fo(...)

Tourists from Ireland were found to be the most likely to leave one and two-star reviews of hotels abroad. Photograph: iStock Photos

Irish tourists are the second grumpiest in the world and the ones most likely to leave a negative review of a hotel they have stayed in overseas, acco(...)

Joseph Thompson AID:Tech chief executive and Niall Dennehy chief digital officer: founded in 2014, the firm was a finalist in The Irish Times Innovation awards in 2016

Aid:Tech, an Irish start-up using blockchain to distribute international aid in refugee camps, has raised an estimated €1 million from investors. Ent(...)

  Tahani Aldosemani, an assistant professor, shows her brand-new driving licence, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  Photograph: Saudia Arabia’s Centre for International Communication/EPA

Saudi Arabia has issued its first driving licences to women as the kingdom prepares to lift the world’s only ban on women driving in three weeks. How(...)

A monument dedicated to the 47 Irish troops killed while keeping the peace near Tibnin in south Lebanon.

The eastern route through south Lebanon winds through green hills shrouded in damp, dusty mist. Brush, carob and olive trees climb the slopes, floweri(...)

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