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Mike Pompeo: said  Iran  has taken over from Afghanistan and Pakistan as al-Qaeda’s   main “sanctuary for the terror group’s senior leaders as they plan attacks against America and our allies”. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo’s accusation that Iran has become al-Qaeda’s home base, which he made in a speech on Tuesday, is intended to undermi(...)

Vincent Brady: in both his political and business life, he showed that strength of character and perseverance can overcome all obstacles

Former Fianna Fail minister and businessman Vincent Brady, who died on October 6th, 2020, was a quietly spoken man, always courteous, non-confrontatio(...)

Arab governments have remained diplomatically silent as their citizens have poured scorn on Wednesday’s storming of the US Capitol by supporters of pr(...)

A group of migrants live in a shelter in the city of Matamoros, Mexico. Migrants’ hopes of reaching the US have been raised by the election of Joe Biden. Photograph: Abraham Pineda-Jacome/EPA

For Charleston Wang, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based immigration lawyer, the past four years under United States president Donald Trump have been a very stra(...)

  A group of displaced Syrians reside inside ancient buildings dating back to the ancient Roman and Byzantine eras  in the northern countryside of Idlib. Photograph:  Omar Albam/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Global humanitarian figures and NGOs have urged world leaders to urgently make Covid-19 vaccinations available to millions of refugees and others dis(...)

It is the fourth time Ireland has held one of the 10 rotating seats on the influential UN Security Council.

Ireland will be aim to be “a catalyst for more consensus building” as the State takes a seat on the UN Security Council, Minister for Foreign Affairs (...)

People queue up outside the main post office on Mohamed Bouazizi Square, its facade showing a picture of Bouazizi, in the centre of the town of Sidi Bouzid in central Tunisia in October. The spark that set off the Arab Spring was the tragic suicide of Tunisian street vendor Mohammed Bouazizi, who, having long been cheated and humiliated by state officials, set himself on fire. Photograph: Fethi Belaid / AFP via Getty Images

‘Al-Sha’b Yurid Isqat al-Nizam.” “The people demand the overthrow of the regime.” This battle cry of rebellion in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya and Syr(...)

Tunisians  gather at Mohamed Bouazizi Square in the central Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid on December 17th 2020, during commemorations of the 10th anniversary of Bouazizi’s self-immolation which triggered a wave of protests across the North African country. Photograph: Fethi Belaid/AFP via Getty Images

When a Tunisian street vendor set himself alight a decade ago to protest over the confiscation of his handcart and fruit by police, he never imagined (...)

 French police officers stand at a security perimeter near the former Charlie Hebdo offices, in Paris, France, in September 2020. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

A French court on Wednesday convicted 14 people of crimes ranging from financing terrorism to membership of a criminal gang in relation to Islamist at(...)

 A girl reacts as she waits to get a school bag provided by a local aid group, Mona Relief Yemen, at a public school in Sana’a, Yemen. Mona Relief Yemen has distributed school bags to encourage girls to keep attending classes as the number of out-of-school children is estimated at more than two million. Photograph: EPA/YAHYA ARHAB

Yemen is the country most at risk of humanitarian catastrophe in the coming year, according to a report by the International Rescue Committee (IRC). (...)

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