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The Nzolo refugee camp in Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph: Iggy Roberts/Crown Copyright via Getty Images

The first UN peacekeeping mission to the Congo, from 1960 to 1964, will be remembered by many as a baptism of fire for Irish peacekeepers. (...)

Noam Chomsky. “The oil dictatorships, the countries that the West really cares about for obvious reasons, their uprisings have been suppressed very harshly and very successfully, with western support.” Photograph: Sascha Schuermann/AFP/Getty

For a man of 84 who has described himself with approval as “a boring speaker”, Noam Chomsky meets a daunting schedule of public appearances, sp(...)

President Nicos Anastasiades, in his negotiation with the troika a week ago, appears to have opted for a levy on supposedly secured deposits under ¤100,000 for the sake of a lighter levy on those over ¤100,000. Photograph: Petros Karadjias/Reuters

Most of what has been written on the Cypriot financial crisis has naturally focused on Eu ropean and global economic concerns – the prospects f(...)

President Barack Obama waves to the crowed at the end of his speech to Israeli students at the International Convention Center today. Photograph:  Uriel Sinai/Getty Images

MARK WEISS in Jerusalem US President Barack Obama has made an impassioned plea to the Israel i public to pressure their leaders to make p(...)

Former president Mary Robinson has been appointed UN special envoy to the troubled Great Lakes region of Africa

Former Irish president Mary Robinson has been confirmed as the special envoy for the Un ited Nations to the troubled Great Lakes region of Africa. (...)

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