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Samantha Power, the nominee to be the US representative to the United Nations, testifies before the Senate foreign relations committee  in Washington, DC yesterday. Power has received broad bipartisan support for her nomination. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Dublin-born Samantha Power, President Obama’s nominee to be the next US ambassador to the United Nations, criticised the world body’s inaction over Sy(...)

Malala Yousafzai speaking at The United Nations headquarters in New York last week. Photograph: PA

A prominent Pakistani Taliban commander has written a letter to a teenage girl shot in the head by the group, expressing regrets that he did not warn (...)

Survivors of Magdalene Laundries on their way into Leinster House to sit in the public gallery for the debate on the McAleese Magdalene report in February. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has called on the four religious orders who ran the Magdalene laundries to “reflect” on their refusal to pay into a redress schem(...)

Panama seized a North Korean cargo ship it suspects was hiding missile equipment in a shipment of brown sugar from Cuba, after a standoff in which the(...)

File image of Irish peacekeepers on patrol  in Lebanon in 2000. Photograph: Defence Forces Military Archives

Members of the Defence Forces are to be deployed in Syria as part of a United Nations observer force. The Government approved the move today, accordin(...)

A photograph posted on Twitter by Panamanian president Ricardo Martinelli showing what he said officials believe is sophisticated missile equipment found  aboard a North Korean-flagged ship sailing from Cuba.

Panama says it has seized a North Korean-flagged ship carrying what appeared to be ballistic missiles and other arms that had set sail from Cuba. Pana(...)

Globalising indifference

Visiting the Sicilian island of Lampedusa on the first pastoral visit of his papacy last week, Pope Francis not only expressed solidarity with the tho(...)

 President Michael D Higgins lays a wreath during the National Day of Commemoration Ceremony at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham yesterday.Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Various strands of society came together in Dublin yesterday to honour the Irishmen and women who died in past wars and on duty with the United Nation(...)

A police officer inspects the site of a bomb attack at a coffee shop in Kirkuk, 250 km north of Baghdad. Photograph:  Ako Rasheed/Reuters.

A bomb attack on a tea house in the ethnically mixed Iraqi city of Kirkuk has killed at least 31 people, police and medics said.The blast tore through(...)

Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani advocate for girls education who was shot in the head by the Taliban, speaks at the United Nations  Youth Assembly in New York today. The United Nations has declared July 12th ‘Malala Day’. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

A Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban for championing the rights to women’s education has told the United Nations there are “thousands” across th(...)

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