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A video grab shows men suspected of being members of a 28-member hit-squad involved in the assassination of Haitian president Jovenel Moïse this week. Photograph: Handout/ESN/AFP via Getty Images

Police and intelligence agencies in the United States and Colombia are investigating links to the assassination of Haitian president Jovenel Moïse, af(...)

People pressure police to hand over the bodies of two suspects  killed by police after the death of Haitian president Jovenel Moise,  in Port-au-Prince. Photograph: Joseph Odelyn/AP

Haiti’s police have killed or apprehended the suspected killers of President Jovenel Moise, officials said on Thursday, and are hunting for the maste(...)

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney says the triple lock is “a safety net to ensure that Irish neutrality, or our military non-alliance, is both protected and maintained”.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government will not cut the numbers of members of the Defence Forces serving in United Nations peacekeeping missions, Minister for Foreign Affairs(...)

Haitian president Jovenel Moise pictured at  a military parade in Port au Prince, Haiti, in November, 2019. Photograph: EPA

Haiti has declared a state of emergency after the assassination of its president Jovenel Moïse, who was shot dead during the night in his private home(...)

Palestinian students in Gaza  who received letters from US children, prepare messages in bottles as a response. Photograph:  Mahmud Hams/AFP via Getty

More than 90 per cent of Gaza’s children suffer from trauma more than a month after Hamas and Israel exchanged bombs and rockets in an 11-day eruption(...)

Afghan policemen  at a checkpoint in Panjwai district of Kandahar province on Sunday, after fierce fighting in the area with Taliban forces. Photograph: Javed Tanveer/AFP via Getty Images

It is not without reason that Afghanistan is known as the “graveyard of empires”. The ancient Greeks, the Mongols, the Mughals, the British, the Sovie(...)

Robert Pether with his wife Desree: Ms Pether, who lives in Elphin with their children, says the Government so far “has done nothing, nothing”.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has been asked to help secure the release of an Irish resident held without charge in Iraq since(...)

 Children wash kitchen utensils by the banks of the river Oubangui the capital Bangui, Central African Republic. Most of the population in Bangui live well below the poverty line, in a country traumatised by years of unrest. Photograph: Siegfried Modola/Getty Images

Russian mercenaries deployed in one of Africa’s most fragile countries killed civilians, looted homes and shot dead worshippers at a mosque during a (...)

 Workers carry sacks of wheat in Mekele, the capital of Tigray, Ethiopia, for  people who fled  violence elsewhere in Tigray. The distribution was organised by  local NGO Relief Society of Tigray.    Photograph: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty

As famine once again stalks Ethiopia, aggravated, in good measure, by ethnic violence and a deepening economic crisis, voters are going to the polls. (...)

A woman bags coffee beans at a market in  Addis Ababa. Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed has plunged the country into a war in the Tigray region thathas  spawned atrocities and famine. Photograph: Finbarr O’Reilly/New York Times

As war raged in northern Ethiopia and the region barrelled toward its worst famine in decades, a senior US envoy flew to the Ethiopian capital last mo(...)

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