Hamza bin Laden pictured at his wedding. Photograph:  Associated Press

Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza bin Laden, who was long viewed as heir to the leadership of al-Qaeda, is dead, according to two American officials. Hamza(...)

Migrant children play soccer at  Homestead  in Florida, the largest child detention facility in the US. Photograph: Scott McIntyre/The New York Times

Leaving the sprawling metropolis of Miami and driving south, signs soon point towards Homestead. The small town about an hour south of Florida’s bigge(...)

Prof Kevin Scannell  will work with researchers from NUI Galway to research and develop computer resources for the Irish language.

An American academic who has been awarded a scholarship to spend six months in Connemara has said he plans to help develop an Irish-language Siri or A(...)

Ecuadorians demonstrate in Quito against the expulsion of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy in London after almost seven years. Photograph: Jose Jacome/EPA

Senior Democrats have said that Julian Assange should be held accountable for WikiLeaks’ hacking of Democratic emails during the 2016 presidential ele(...)

Juan Guaidó, leader of the Venezuelan opposition holds a copy of Venezuelan constitution during a rally against Nicolás Maduro’s government  in Caracas. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

Juan Guaidó, the man backed this week as Venezuela’s interim president by the US, has urged the country’s armed forces to “come over to the side of th(...)

A Palestinian man rides a horse-drawn cart through a puddle following heavy rains in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on  December 30th. Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (Unrwa) faces a critical year after its main source of funding from the United States government was cancel(...)

US president Donald  Trump walks off Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House. Photograph: Tasos Katopodis/EPA

US president Donald Trump has said his administration will release a full report in the next two days about the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khasho(...)

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Photograph: Hasan Jamali/AP

The dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after he walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul just over two weeks ago, and evidence (...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo speaks to reporters while his plane refuels in Brussels on Wednesday. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said he is prepared to give Saudi Arabia more time to investigate the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as(...)

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that hackers linked to the Russian state tried to target the websites of two conservative think-tanks. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

The United States government has long believed that the Russian state mounted a concerted digital campaign of interference in the 2016 presidential el(...)

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