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Under the Irish initiative, participating countries of the EU would be able to commit to a UN mission on a time-limited basis. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland will today lead a six-strong group of European Union states that will encourage other EU states to play a larger role in United Nations peacek(...)

Ambai, who fled to a women’s shelter after her husband hit her with a tire iron and put a gun to her neck, in Goroka, Papua New Guinea. Photograph: Ben C Solomon/The New York Times

Claiming that the rice she had cooked for dinner was too hot, Ambai’s husband suddenly punched her in the temple and dragged her out of the house by h(...)

 A woman displaced from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah pulls empty canisters outside her family shelter in Sanaa, Yemen earlier this month. Photograph: Reuters/Mohamed al-Sayaghi

Britain says it will push the United Nations Security Council to back a humanitarian truce in Yemen as the UN Yemen envoy said the warring parties ha(...)

A Rohingya refugee in the Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh. Photograph: Rebecca Conway/The New York Times

Bangladesh has begun preparations to repatriate an initial batch of Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar on Thursday, but it is still unclear if any of them wa(...)

A picture taken on Monday shows a ball of fire above the building housing the Hamas-run television station al-Aqsa TV in the Gaza Strip during an Israeli air strike. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

In few places is peace more fragile than the Gaza strip. For months, quiet progress has been reported in diplomacy aimed at putting the uneasy, on-off(...)

President Michael D Higgins speaking after the inauguration ceremony at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Irish Government Pool/Maxwells

This is the full text of the inaugural speech given by President Michael D Higgins on Sunday, November 11th at Dublin Castle: I want to thank you, th(...)

 Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system fires an interceptor missile as rockets are launched from Gaza towards Israel in the southern Israeli city of Sderot, on Monday. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

Israel and the militant groups in Gaza reached a fragile ceasefire on Monday night with each side indicating that quiet will be met with quiet. After(...)

UK Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to the annual Lord Mayor’s Banquet at Guildhall in London. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Backstop. Full Stop. We have all heard the cliché: nothing is agreed until everything is agreed. With Brexit, you can do a shorthand version. It goe(...)

Catherina Cahill seen with David Walsh, who she admitted killing in Australia. Photograph: Facebook

An Irish woman who killed her fiance in Sydney has told a judge she did not leave the “controlling and fairly unpleasant” man as she loved him dearly.(...)

Khalifa Haftar, the military commander who dominates eastern Libya. Italian officials have been trying to secure his attendance at today’s conference in  Sicily. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Italy is hosting a two-day Libya conference on Monday and aims to push forward a new UN plan to stabilise the troubled North African country after a i(...)

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