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Exhausted migrants in the waiting hall of the train station in Bardonecchia, Italy. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The agreement that dictates which EU country is responsible for asylum applications is not being implemented effectively and is failing to help famili(...)

An Irish born child with a severe blood disorder will have his appeal against deportation to Nigeria heard this month by the Supreme Court.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

An Irish-born child with a severe form of the blood disorder sickle cell disease will have his appeal against deportation to Nigeria heard this month (...)

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani: economic siege has pushed Gulf state closer to Iran and has ensured he is probably the most secure ruler in the region. Photograph: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images

If a cult of personality is essential for absolute rulers to maintain power then Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, the emir of Qatar, has nothing to fe(...)

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Opec’s crude production held steady in December as the group approached a fresh year of output curbs in full compliance with its supply deal. The 14 (...)

Kurdish boys, refugees from Kobane, pictured in a refugee camp in Suruc, Turkey, in 2015, as they wait to return to Syria. Photograph: Getty

Children caught in war zones are increasingly being used as weapons of war – recruited to fight, forced to act as suicide bombers, and used as human s(...)

Mikhail Shengeliya in Herbert Park, Donnybrook: “I don’t understand the point of people who move to another country and then stick with their own.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Mikhail Shengeliya has only a vague recollection of the few years he spent in Moscow with his family in the early 1990s. He remembers the terrible con(...)

Shell has been in Africa’s biggest oil producer the longest. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Royal Dutch Shell should face investigations in three countries for alleged complicity in Nigerian government abuses, including murder and rape, more (...)

Women  mourn victims of suicide bomb attacks in the regional capital of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria, on November 16th. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A suicide bomber killed at least 50 people at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday, the biggest mass killing this year in a region facing an in(...)

The woman sought asylum due to  fears of persecution, as the widow of a leader of an anti-government militia, if she returned to Nigeria. Photograph: Getty Images

A woman who claimed her husband was shot dead by pro-government supporters in Nigeria some years ago has won her appeal over being refused refugee sta(...)

 Jadesola Agbalade arrives at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court   where she has pleaded guilty to one count of knowingly distributing child pornography in July, 2016. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A mother-of-three who forwarded a child pornography clip which showed a child being raped will have her sentencing finalised later this month. Jadeso(...)

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