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A member of Misrata forces, under the protection of Tripoli’s forces, prepares himself to go to the front line in Tripoli Libya April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Hani Amara TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Tripoli’s main airport came under attack from forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar, the warlord who has launched an offensive to capture the Libyan (...)

Protesters rally in front of the military headquarters in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Monday. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

Sudanese soldiers have intervened to protect demonstrators demanding the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in a sign that the security apparatus a(...)

Military vehicles of Misrata forces, under the protection of Tripoli’s forces, are seen in Tajura neighborhood, east of Tripoli. Photograph:Hani Amara/Reuters

Eastern Libyan forces carried out an air strike on the southern part of Tripoli on Sunday, escalating an operation to take the capital des(...)

UN secretary general Antonio Guterres  meeting Gen Khalifa Haftar: 'I reiterate that there is no military solution for the Libyan crisis, only a political one,' said Mr Guterres earlier this month. File photograph: LNA War Information Division

Dozens of migrants and refugees in a Tripoli detention centre were dressed in old military uniforms and ordered to begin packing weapons this week, as(...)

Defence Forces troops in a training exercise last year at the Glen of Imaal, Co Wicklow prior to deployment to Syria. Photograph: Collins

Homecomings for more than 100 Irish soldiers have been delayed after Lebanon failed to grant the plane that was to carry them clearance to land in Bei(...)

 Palestinian protesters run for cover after Israeli troops open fire during the clashes near the border between Israel and Gaza Strip. Photograph: EPA/Mohammed Saber

Israel and Hamas have taken the first steps to restore calm after four Gaza residents, including three teenagers, were killed during weekend protests(...)

A consortium led by David McCourt is on track to win the tender for the national broadband plan, according to the Sunday Times. Photograph: Jason Clarke

A consortium led by David McCourt is on track to win the tender to deliver high-speed broadband to rural Ireland, the Sunday Times reported, adding (...)

A commercial forest seen through the ‘eyes’ of a 3D laser scanning system developed by Treemetrics for a European Space Agency project

Forestry software company Treemetrics intends to double, if not treble, its workforce over the coming 12 to 18 months as it embarks on a plan to drive(...)

Crew from the Irish Navy ship LE Eithne rescuing 12 people from a small boat in  the Mediterranean in 2015. File Photograph: Irish Defence Forces/PA Wire

The European Union is ending maritime operations in the southern Mediterranean. The change means that the Irish Naval Service ship, the LÉ Eithne, w(...)

 Floodwater covers the ground in a devastated area of  Beira, the fourth largest city in Mozambique. Photograph: Wikus de Wet/AFP/Getty Images

The first cases of cholera have been confirmed in Mozambique’s cyclone-ravaged city of Beira, authorities have announced, raising the stakes in an alr(...)

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