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 Kurdish people hold placards reading in Arabic ‘No to the Turkish occupation’ during a protest against the Turkish offensive, in Amuda town, Al-Hasakah governorate, northeastern Syria. Photograph: EPA

Arab states have uniformly condemned the Turkish invasion of northeast Syria and called for an immediate halt to the offensive. Given a green light b(...)

 Civilians carry their belongings over their head as they flee amid Turkish bombardment on Syria’s northeastern town of Ras al-Ain in the Hasakeh province along the Turkish border. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AF

  Turkish ground troops have stepped up their offensive against Kurdish forces in north-eastern Syria, seizing villages and continuing an aerial(...)

‘New-type SLBM Pukguksong-3’ in waters off Wonsan Bay of the East Sea of Korea. Photograph: KCNA via KNS/AFP

North Korea has confirmed it tested a new submarine-launched ballistic missile, calling it a “significant achievement” in its efforts to contain exter(...)

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani at a press conference in New York on Thursday. Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has denied he offered to remove all sanctions on Iran in exchange for talks, contradicting comments made by the Iranian pre(...)

The Corrib Gas field is due to run out in 2025. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Republic this week joined Belize, Costa Rica, France and New Zealand in banning oil exploration. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the United Nations th(...)

President Michael D Higgins delivers his address at  New York University on Tuesday. Photograph: Maxwell’s

President Michael D Higgins has urged the United States to revisit its decision to leave the Paris climate change agreement, as he argued that climate(...)

International Criminal Court in The Hague: appeal is latest skirmish since the White House revoked the US travel visa for the court’s prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda. Photograph:  Ant Palmer/Getty

In an unprecedented appeal, the global network which supports the International Criminal Court (ICC) has described the Trump administration as “except(...)

Official Secrets: Keira Knightley plays Katharine Gun in the new film. Photograph: Classified Films Ltd

Have you ever wondered who’d play you in a film? I had, occasionally, until the day I got the answer. In spring 2018, a message pinged on to my phone (...)

In 2018 global carbon dioxide emissions grew 2 per cent, reaching a record high. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

All new revenues raised by new or increased carbon taxes in Ireland will be ringfenced to pay for coping with climate action and helping the poor to d(...)

Ireland is competing with Norway and Canada for two of the rotating seats on the 15-member UN Security Council. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

All eyes will turn to New York next week as world leaders descend on the city for the United Nations General Assembly. This year the focus is on clim(...)

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