The scene outside a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan following a bomb blast outside the international airport in Kabul. Photograph: Victor J. Blue/The New York Times

US president Joe Biden has said America will hunt down the attackers behind twin explosions at Kabul airport in Afghanistan. In a televised address, (...)

A Belarusian dog handler checks luggage from Ryanair flight number FR4978 in Minsk International Airport. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

The diversion of a Ryanair flight to Belarus, allowing a prominent critic to be arrested, was a “premeditated breach of all the international aviation(...)

Office buildings in London’s Docklands which were devastated in an IRA bomb blast in 1996. Photograph: David Giles/PA Wire

Victims of Libyan sponsored IRA attacks have compiled a dossier on the case for compensation after the UK government refused to publish its own report(...)

Flowers left in remembrance of motorcyclist Harry Dunn  (19) on the road where he died near RAF Croughton on October 7thPhotograph:  Peter Summers/Getty

A crowdfunding page set up for a family fighting to bring the wife of a US diplomat back to the UK to face legal proceedings after the death of their (...)

Mary McAleese: ‘It is certainly regrettable that the dominant Northern voice in the House of Commons is that of a pro-Brexit party which does not represent the view of the majority in Northern Ireland.’ Photograph: James Forde for The Irish Times

Ireland’s most senior Catholic, the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland Eamon Martin, was blunt when he spoke on the margins of the Cathol(...)

Celebrating the 1994 IRA ceasefire in Belfast. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

The Provisional IRA called its ceasefire 25 years ago on this date (August 31st, 1994). There might be a memory that after more than 3,000 deaths, of (...)

The Hong Kong Free Free Press said the diplomat the consulate’s Scottish Development International had attended a business event in south-eastern China but failed to return. Photograph: Getty Images

The UK Foreign Office has said it is concerned over reports that a staff member has been detained in China. Simon Cheng Man-kit, who works at the Br(...)

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum with Princess Haya, the most visible and glamorous of  his reported six wives, at the Epsom Derby festival  in England on June 3rd, 2017. Photograph:  Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

Few world leaders are known to write poetry. Fewer still offer it up for public consumption. And almost none record their marital breakups in verse on(...)

Taoiseach Charles Haughey and President Mary Robinson greeted by Lieutenant General James Parker, Chief of Staff, on arrival outside the GPO in 1991. Photograph: Jack McManus

The release of British Government files from the UK National Archives in Kew are often as of much interest to Irish historians as they are to British (...)

Jeffrey Donaldson, DUP MP for Lagan Valley, set up  Causeway in 2011 with  his brother, Kingsley, who looks after the day-to-day running of the company. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A leading human rights charity has alleged that companies owned by Invest Northern Ireland and Democratic Unionist Party MP Jeffrey Donaldson have tr(...)

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