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UN political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman (right) in  Beijing  International Airport  before taking   a flight to North Korea. Photograph: Getty Images

The United Nations’ political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman is visiting Pyongyang in North Korea this week in a bid to ease growing tensions following(...)

Drogheda teenager Joella Dhlamini tracked Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for the day. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A 16-year-old South African girl who is spending World Children’s Day with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said she has been subject to on-going racist abuse s(...)

A malnourished Yemeni child receives treatment amid worsening malnutrition in the emergency ward of a hospital in Sana’a, Yemen, on Wednesday. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

Saudi Arabia has come under strong pressure from UN humanitarian agencies to immediately and unconditionally lift its blockade of Yemen where deprivat(...)

A Syrian man receives medical treatment following reported shelling by Syrian government forces in the rebel-held town of Hamouria, in the Eastern Ghouta. Photogrpah: Abdulmonam EssaAFP/Getty Images

Dozens of Syrian children were forced to flee a kindergarten in the besieged region of Ghouta on Sunday after it was allegedly bombed by government fo(...)

More interpreters are needed across Ireland to ensure refugees, particularly women and girls, arriving from countries like Syria can access primary he(...)

Ibrahim Talal, from Syria, on Agamy Beach, Alexandria: “This is not where I want to be.” Photograph: Peter Biro/European Union/Echo

“This,” says Ibrahim Talal, sweeping his hand in a dismissive gesture that takes in the teeming high-rise of Alexandria, a city of five million crushe(...)

George Weah at home on Rehab Road, Paynesville suburb, Monrovia. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

There’s a kerfuffle in the court of King George. Ex-soccer star George Weah, who is leading the race to become Liberia’s next president, has just issu(...)

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar arriving in Shah Porir Dip, Bangladesh after crossing the Naf River on October  1st. United Nations officials have called the campaign against the Rohingya in Myanmar a “textbook example” of ethnic cleansing. Photograph:  Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times

Hundreds of women stood in the river, held at gunpoint, ordered not to move. A pack of soldiers stepped toward a petite young woman with light brown e(...)

Entitlement to the free pre-school programme is to be expanded from September 2018 to two free years for children aged at least two years and eight months. File photograph: Getty Images

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said she was “confident” the early childhood sector would be able to provide enough child places to allow a fu(...)

Liam Neeson has ‘helped to raise Ireland’s profile and awareness of Ireland and Irish artists around the world’.

Liam Neeson is to receive a special award from President Michael D Higgins for his outstanding contribution to the Irish diaspora. The annual Presid(...)

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