Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who was killed at Kuala Lumpur airport in February 2017. Photograph: Shizuo Kambayashi, Wong Maye-E/AP

Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un who was killed in Malaysia in 2017, had been an informant for the US Central Intell(...)

RTÉ may cross-examine businessman Declan Ganley over deficiencies in his discovery of documents for his defamation action over a Prime Time programme broadcast in 2008. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

RTÉ may cross-examine businessman Declan Ganley over deficiencies in his discovery of documents for his defamation action over a Prime Time programme (...)

A banner depicting Syrian president Bashar al-Assad in Douma: Unless Syria recovers, millions of Syrian refugees will stay in host countries. Photograph: Marko Djurica

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt have begun to normalise relations with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad with the aim of reducing Iran(...)

US president Donald Trump and Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman at a meeting in Riyadh in May 2017. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

By deciding not to hold Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Trump administratio(...)

US president Donald Trump, flanked by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, meets Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in May 2017. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Donald Trump has expressed his unstinting support for Saudi Arabia and questioned whether Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince, knew about the murder(...)

A Syrian child rides his bike after Syrian government forces recently recaptured the village of Ghariyah ash Sharqiyah from the rebels, in the province of Deraa. Photograph:  AFP/ Youssef Karwashan/ Getty Images

Syrian official media on Monday reported that the country’s air defences had destroyed several Israeli missiles and hit a warplane attacking an airbas(...)

Torture is impermissible in Europe, according to the European Convention on Human rights, signed in 1953 and now adhered to by the 47 members of the C(...)

From left:  Arevo Labs chief executive Jim Miller, CTO Wiener Mondesir, and chairman and co-founder Hemant Bheda  with the company’s 3D-printed carbon fibrecommuter bike

After a career that included helping Alphabet Inc’s Google build out data centers and speeding packages for Amazon. com to customers, Jim Miller is do(...)

Gina Haspel also drafted a cable ordering the destruction of CIA interrogation videos in 2005. Photograph: Central Intelligence Agency/Handout/AFP

Donald Trump’s pick for head of the Central Intelligence Agency, Gina Haspel, reportedly oversaw a black site prison in Thailand where terrorism suspe(...)

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

The White House has developed a plan to replace secretary of state Rex Tillerson with Mike Pompeo, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, wi(...)

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