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Suspected Islamic State members imprisoned just south of Mosul, in Iraq, in July 2017: Isis reveals it has taken into account the defeat of the “caliphate”. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/New York Times

Islamic State spokesman Abu Hassan al-Muhajir has called upon the group’s fighters to focus on the Arab world rather than mount operations further afi(...)

A Garda recruit has resigned from the force after it was found he paid a woman €15,000 for a sham marriage so he would gain the right to live and work(...)

Charlie Flanagan: he said an increase in the number seeking asylum had begun last year following a ‘steady decline’ since 2008.

The number of foreign nationals claiming asylum in the Republic has increased significantly in the first two months of the year. If trends witnessed (...)

Vekash Khokhar at the Backstage Theatre, Longford. The space has become a lifeline for him. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

Each morning for the past two months Vekash Manzoor Khokhar has set off to work in the local nursing home shortly after 6am. He knows Alice, a 93-year(...)

Gardaí uncovered vehicles that were stolen in the UK and brought to Ireland at the catering company’s premises. Photograph: Eric Luke

A major investigation is under way into a catering company which was found to be employing illegal immigrants when raided by the Garda and social welf(...)

 Relatives of Indian journalist Sandeep Sharma grieving on March 26th  after he was fatally hit  by a speeding truck in Bhind in Madhya Pradesh state, India. Photograph: Getty Images

The Editors Guild of India has demanded strict action in investigating the deaths of three journalists in what their families and human rights activis(...)

Muhammed Usman (18) from Pakistan at a migrant aid centre in Belgrade after being caught and sent back from the Serbia-Croatia border. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Mohammed Usman arrived back in Belgrade with a grazed nose, sore ribs and another failure to add to his list of attempts to reach the European Union. (...)

Aminah Bajwa: “My husband is originally from Lahore, so after 14 years living in Ireland we thought we should try living in Pakistan.”

Aminah Bajwa is Irish and is currently living in Lahore, where she is brand manager for northern Pakistan for the Toni & Guy international chain o(...)

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai addressing the media after a meeting with Pakistani prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi during her visit to Islamabad on Thursday. Photograph: AFP/ Pakistan Television Corporation

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai broke down in tears during an emotional return to her native Pakistan on Thursday, six years after she was (...)

The signs do not augur well for Steve Smith and in terms of Cricket Australia’s  ultimate response to the crisis.

Steve Smith looks set to be permanently stripped of the Australian captaincy and could face a ban of up to a year from representing the country follow(...)

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