A Palestinian carries an injured protester during clashes with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel east of Gaza City on May 14th, 2018. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty

Today, Palestinians everywhere will commemorate the 1947-1949 Nakba (Arabic for catastrophe) – the ethnic cleansing of the majority of indigenous Pale(...)

 A woman walks past a mural of Bosnian Serb wartime general Ratko Mladic in Belgrade, Serbia, in 2009. Photograph: Photograph:  Marko Djurica/Reuters

A United Nations court may finally mete out a measure of justice to former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic on Wednesday, but its ruling will be reje(...)

Ibrahim Halawa’s sister  Somaia at a press conference in Buswells Hotel, Dublin, August 31st, 2017, calling for action on his case. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government must initiate legal proceedings against Egypt if Ibrahim Halawa is not released on September 18th next, his family say. Describing hi(...)

Irish man Ibrahim Halawa has been in jail in Cairo for three and a half years after being arrested  in August 2013  during protests in Egypt

Any move by the Government to take legal action against Egypt over the treatment of Ibrahim Halawa would result in Cairo pulling back from a commitmen(...)

Michel Barnier has previously referred to a possible €60 billion bill for Britain, a prospect greeted with horror in London. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Is it just positioning? Or are we heading for a big row at the very start of the Brexit talks? Lead EU negotiator Michel Barnier confirmed in a speech(...)

Roman Nasirov, head of Ukraine’s powerful tax and customs agency, lies inside the defendant’s cage during a court hearing in Kiev on Sunday. He claimed to have suffered heart problems when investigators raided his office. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

A Kiev court has started a detention hearing against Roman Nasirov, the controversial head of Ukraine’s powerful tax and customs agency, in what could(...)

Theresa May: The British prime minister is under pressure to “deliver” a clean break with the EU. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA

It’s not all about the divorce settlement. This is a central message Ireland will press in Brexit negotiations because there is a real risk talks will(...)

Bakir Izetbegovic: The Muslim Bosniak member of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s tripartite presidency wants the  International Court of Justice to review its 2007 ruling that cleared Serbia of genocide during the country’s civil war. Photograph: ELVIS Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, will visit the Balkans next week to emphasise the need for reform and good relations a(...)

Bob Geldof was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize after he helped to raise millions of pounds for Ethiopia through the single Do They Know It’s Christmas? and his Live Aid concerts

Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald nominated Bob Geldof for the Nobel Peace Prize, documents from the 1986 State Papers show. Behind the scenes, Irish diplo(...)

Train-crash Brexit looks increasingly likely, argues Gideon Rachman

So which is it to be: “hard” or “soft” Brexit? Maybe neither. There is a third possibility that is little discussed but increasingly likely: “train-cr(...)

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