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Prime minister Faiz Sucuoglu alongside his wife casts his ballot at a polling station in the northern part of Cyprus’s divided capital Nicosia, in the self-declared Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Photograph: Getty

The ruling right-wing Turkish Cypriot National Union party won Sunday’s early parliamentary election but failed to win a majority, according to result(...)

  Ethiopian president Sahle-Work Zewde (centre)  attends the celebration of the Ethiopian Orthodox Christmas at a church in Lalibela. Photograph: Eduardo Soteras/AFP via Getty Images

During this month’s Orthodox Christmas, the Ethiopian government delivered its war-weary citizens a festive surprise – Addis Ababa released several op(...)

An Irish passport gives holders visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 187 countries. Photograph: Frank Miller

Ireland has been ranked joint 14th on a list of the most prized passports in the world because it offers visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel to 187 co(...)

Gwen Layden, landlord of the George’s Street Arcade, Dublin.  Photograph:  Paul Faith / AFP

Nocturnal activities “What traditionally happens in a nightclub will continue to happen in a nightclub.” – Taoiseach Micheál Martin has good news (...)

Ethiopians living in Kenya demonstrate this week against purported foreign meddling in Ethiopia at the Ethiopian embassy in Nairobi, Kenya. Photograph:  Simon Maina/AFP via Getty Images

After Ethiopia’s embattled prime minister pulled off a stunning military victory earlier this month, reversing a rebel march on the capital that threa(...)

UN secretary general Antonio Guterres lays a wreath  at the site of the August 2020 port explosion that ravaged the Lebanese capital Beirut. Photograph: Getty

UN secretary general António Guterres met on Monday with Lebanese Christian and Muslim religious leaders and visited Beirut’s port, where he paid resp(...)

Going into the Cop26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, experts predicted the world was on track to hit a rise in temperature of 2.7 degrees. The pledges made at the event brought that down to anywhere between 1.8 and 2.4 degrees. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP via Getty Images

Now that pop stars and spacemen have retaken the stage at the Scottish Events Centre in Glasgow – Gary Barlow and Tim Peake both have scheduled gigs (...)

The dismissal of Emma Reilly from her job at the UN marked the culmination of a long saga that shone a harsh light on the world’s most important human rights body. Photograph: iStock

Almost three weeks ago, on November 9th, Emma Reilly received a letter that told her she was being dismissed from her job at the United Nations. For t(...)

A man in Greece holds an empty water hose during an attempt to extinguish forest fires approaching the village of Pefki on Evia (Euboea) island, Greece's second largest island.Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images

'We can either save our world or condemn humanity to a hellish future': Anybody under 60 is likely to face terrible fires, floods and droughts(...)

Gen Abdel Fattah al-Burhan was sworn in on Thursday as head of Sudan’s new Sovereign Council, which replaces the power-sharing body he dissolved last month. Photograph: Ebrahim Hamid/AFP via Getty Images

Western powers expressed grave concern on Friday over the appointment of a new Sudanese ruling council by the general who led last month’s coup, sayin(...)

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