Rajan Basra,  a researcher in terror financing

Smuggling between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will again become a serious problem if Border controls are imposed after the United Kin(...)

Pakistani students burn images of US president Donald Trump during a protest against aid cuts in Islamabad on Friday. Photograph: Farooq Naeem/AFP/Getty Images

The US is suspending security assistance to Pakistan as the Trump administration escalates pressure on the government in Islamabad to prevent terroris(...)

What’s your favourite drink and how does it make you feel?

Drinking red wine may elicit conflicting responses of feeling both sexy and tired, a new study suggests. November is Food Month in The Iris(...)

Writer and broadcaster Olivia O’Leary with Dr Donald E Ross, president of St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin, on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dump emojis, spare exclamation marks, put away phones and talk, writer and broadcaster Olivia O’Leary has said, warning “that our vocabularies are shr(...)

President Michael D Higgins meeting refugees at the Goal nutrition centre in Tierkadi Refugee Camp, during his visit to  Ethiopia in 2014. Photograph:  Chris Bellew/Fennell

Who knows what the public wants from humanitarian aid agencies? Certainly not the public anyway, judging by the findings of a new survey by Amárach Re(...)

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The majority of cancer drugs approved in Europe in recent years entered the market “without clear evidence that they improved survival or quality of (...)

The dreaded flu virus: what are the risks of producing a lethal strain in the laboratory?

Is there ever science that should not be done? Many scientists struggle with the idea of researchers being told not to do certain experiments. Natural(...)

 February 2016:  a man holds up an iPhone displaying a “No Entry” image as part of a rally in front of an Apple store in New York in support of the company’s privacy policy. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

At first, the attack on a Christmas party in San Bernardino, California, in December 2015 seemed like a “conventional” mass shooting – a disgruntled (...)

Members of Iranian forces take cover during an attack on the Iranian parliament in central Tehran, Iran. Photograph: Tasnim News Agency/Handout/Reuters

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards ratcheted up the tensions with Saudi Arabia as it accused its regional rival of involvement in Wednesday’s double terroris(...)

Syrian men carry injured children amid the rubble of destroyed buildings in Aleppo last year. Photograph: Baraa al-Halabi/AFP/Getty Images

The conflict in Syria has left a nightmarish legacy. Maimed children, ruined cities and crammed refugee camps are glaring consequences, but war has an(...)

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