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A farmer works on a field near Lviv, Ukraine, earlier this month. Russia’s invasion has raised fears of shortages in energy and food products globally. Photogfraph: Mykola Tys/ EPA

A series of crises – the pandemic, climate change and supply chain strains – had sent food prices soaring even before Russia invaded Ukraine in Februa(...)

United Nations secretary general António Guterres said the impact of the war in Ukraine on food security ‘threatens to tip tens of millions of people over the edge into food insecurity, followed by malnutrition, mass hunger and famine, in a crisis that could last for years’. Photograph: EPA/Justin Lane

The United Nations has warned the Russian invasion of Ukraine has stoked a global food crisis that could threaten tens of millions of people and last (...)

Lionel Messi’s trip to Jeddah underscores how the kingdom continues to use sports to beautify its public image. Photograph: Getty Images

Less than a year after signing with Paris Saint-Germain - one of Qatar’s most prominent sportswashing projects - Lionel Messi is now the face of yet a(...)

 Ken Mayers (85) (L) and Tarak Kauff (80) (R), who are both Veterans For Peace activists. File photograph: Collins Courts

Two US army veterans in their 80s have been convicted of interfering with the operation of Shannon Airport as part of an anti-war protest three years (...)

A robot, developed by Remada Technology in Cork, was used to inspect the Douglas Shopping Centre in the county after it was gutted by fire in 2019. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There is little in VRAI’s small Dublin office to suggest it makes military tools. An electric bicycle is parked in the corner, there are croissants on(...)

Ireland’s Ambassador to the UN Geraldine Byrne Nason: Ukraine and Russia were ‘critical’ to global food systems. File photograph: The Irish Times

About 47 million additional people may experience acute hunger in 2022 as a result of Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, Ireland has told the United Nati(...)

 Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has approved his country’s representative for new talks with Iran, according to Amwaj. File photograph: Jorge Silva/Reuters

Senior Saudi and Iranian security officials are set to resume talks between their two states on Thursday after a seven-month break, UK-based Amwaj med(...)

Yemenis ride a truck driving past the grave of senior Houthi leader, Saleh al-Sammad, and his companions on the fourth anniversary of their death in a Saudi-launched drone strike, in Sana’a, Yemen.  Photograph: Yahya Arhab/ EPA

Both sides prosecuting Yemen’s devastating war have committed war crimes and human rights violations, Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Yemen’s Mwatana for(...)

“You don’t need me to bring home to you the horror and darkness of these days … the graves of the innocent victims butchered in this ‘repugnant war,’said Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Dermot Farrell.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

We live “in the ‘hour’ of the oppressor, in a time when the ’power of darkness’ holds sway not only in Ukraine, but in many parts of our world,” Catho(...)

Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Dermot Farrell leading a ‘Way of the Cross’ procession from the Wellington Monument to the Papal Cross in the Phoenix Park, as part of Easter religious ceremonies. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

People in Ireland are “pushed to limits most of us have never experienced before, Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Dermot Farrell said on Friday. He sai(...)

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