Chief executive and co-founder of Web Summit Paddy Cosgrave described the company’s new licensing agreement as a milestone.

Web Summit is to license its conferencing software and the United Nations (UN) is to be its first customer. The software, which has been built in-hou(...)

A worker sprays disinfectant inside a mosque ahead of the weekly Friday prayers in Sana’a, Yemen, on Friday. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

War-devastated Yemen on Friday confirmed its first case of coronavirus in government-controlled Hadramut province, where the emergency council for Cov(...)

Serhiy Svyrydenko left Donetsk when war began in eastern Ukraine in 2014, and set up his cheese and meat business Cossack Farm about 30km from the frontline. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

The Donbas region of eastern Ukraine has long been known as a gritty rust belt of mines and metal plants, and since 2014 as a land divided by fighting(...)

Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International:  ‘I think we are in a better place, although we still have a journey.’ Photograph: Oxfam International

The executive director of Oxfam International, Winnie Byanyima, says the charity is still working hard to regain the trust of its supporters after a s(...)

Dublin-native St John Walshe has been appointed as chief executive of BBDO’s American operations.

Advertising agency BBDO has appointed Dublin-native St John Walshe as chief executive of its American operations. Mr Walshe will relocate to New York(...)

Myint Soe and his son use centuries-old methods to catch fish on Inle Lake. Photograph: Stephen Starr

Since 6am Myint Soe and his son have been fishing aboard their long-tail boat. It looks as though it’s been a good morning – between their feet lie ab(...)

Xanana Gusmão shows his ink-stained finger after voting in the capital, Dili, in Timor-Leste’s general election on Saturday. Photograph: Lirio Da Fonseca/Reuters

Timor-Leste independence hero Xanana Gusmão is expected to be reappointed prime minister after the country’s second parliamentary election in less tha(...)

According to the Health Research Board, Ireland has the fourth-highest level of alcohol consumption in the OECD region. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is to hold up Ireland’s alcohol consumption policies as an exemplar for other developed countries. B(...)

Ségolène Royal  and Switzerland’s Bertrand Piccard. Photograph: Philipp Guelland/EPA

When an English-speaking politician loses an election, he or she usually leaves public life. Not in France, where politicians appear to be indestructi(...)

Members of the United Nations Development Programme working in a damaged alley of the ancient market in Homs as part of the  renovation project, which has now been halted. Photograph: Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images

The road from Aleppo enters Homs though the rubble mountain moonscape of the northern Khaldiya quarter, heavily shelled by the Syrian army while occup(...)

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