Seychelles

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Chateau d’Estoublon in Provence, France. The property is included in Airbnb’s new platform. Photograph: Airbnb

When Airbnb launched in 2008, the tech startup offered cash-strapped travellers cheap overnight stays on sofas and in spare bedrooms around the world.(...)

An LGBT activist attends a court hearing in the Milimani high court in Nairobi, Kenya in February. Photograph: Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images

High court judges in Botswana have ruled that laws criminalising same-sex relations are unconstitutional and should be struck down. The ruling is a m(...)

Tightrope walker Chris Bullzini pictured at SeaFest at the Port of Cork. Photograph: Clare Keogh

Ireland is particularly aware of the threat climate change poses through sea level rises, given its island status, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said. M(...)

Nan Ferrari and John Corrigan’s converted stable in Woodstown, Waterford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

At a former farmyard, tucked away off a quiet country road that skirts the coastline, a decade-long undertaking has been quietly tipping away under th(...)

The UK has said the Chagos Islands will be returned to Mauritius when the need for military facilities ends. Photograph: Getty Images

The United Kingdom must end its administration of the Chagos Islands “as rapidly as possible”, the United Nations’ highest court has said. Britain fo(...)

Gérard Hoarau (34) - an opponent of Seychelles president France-Albert René, whose regime was installed after a coup in 1977 - was shot dead in  London on November 29th, 1985.

A 77-year-old man arrested in Co Antrim on Thursday is being questioned by detectives in London in connection with the 1985 assassination of an exiled(...)

 Samson ‘Sam’ Mann (56) will be ordained a Spiritan priest – the first ordination for the Irish province of the Spiritans in 17 years, on Sunday, July 1st. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

In Westport, Co Mayo last Monday the Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary ordained Fr John Regan, a member of the Pallottine congregation. “John assumes t(...)

Indian PM Narendra Modi and Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, president of the Republic of Maldives. Photograph: Mohd Zakir/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

India’s efforts to firm up strategic, political and military ties with Indian Ocean region states to counter China’s growing naval presence in the are(...)

A rocket is fired from the Indian Navy destroyer ship INS Ranvir during an exercise drill in the Bay Of Bengal off the coast of Chennai on April 18th, 2017. Photograph: Arun Sankar/AFP/Getty Images

India is to establish its first overseas military base on the Seychelles archipelago, considerably strengthening its naval presence in the Indian Ocea(...)

Fiji’s prime minister  speaks at the opening of the COP 23 Fiji UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn on Monday. Photograph: Martin Meissner/AP

Syria said on Tuesday that it intends to join the 2015 Paris agreement for slowing climate change, isolating the United States as the only country op(...)

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