Antonio Guterres

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Men seen on an armed vehicle during a protest near the defence ministry building in Khartoum, Sudan, in a still image taken from a social media video on Tuesday. Photograph:   Mohamed Musa via Reuters

About 20 people have been killed and many injured during attempts by troops loyal to Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir, to disperse demonstrators dema(...)

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,” Mr Guterres tweeted. 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(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron talks with Chinese president Xi Jinping at the Élysée Palace in Paris. Photograph: Thibault Camus/Pool via Reuters

On the last day of his state visit to France, Chinese president Xi Jinping met with president Emmanuel Macron, German chancellor Angela Merkel and Jea(...)

A woman searches for materials to rebuild her home in  Beira, central Mozambique on Friday. Photograph: Tiago Petinga/EPA

Cholera cases were reported on Friday in the Mozambican city of Beira, adding a risk of deadly illnesses for hundreds of thousands of people who are s(...)

Peter Thomson, UN Special Envoy for the Ocean with David Donoghue at the IIEA in Dublin on Monday before speaking about the global challenges posed by climate change and its impact on the ocean and small island nations. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

Much-hyped geoengineering solutions to counter global warming, using technology in a deliberate and large-scale intervention in the Earth’s climate sy(...)

Inger Andersen, the director general of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

A collapse in species is evident throughout the world including Ireland but pointing the finger of blame at farmers is not the way to address the cris(...)

Lieut-Gen KJS Dhillon, India’s top military commander in Kashmir (centre), accused Pakistan’s main spy agency of “controlling” those behind last Thursday’s bombing. Photograph:   Farooq Khan/EPA

Prime minister Imran Khan has said that Pakistan would retaliate if India attacked in response to last week’s bombing in the disputed Kashmir region, (...)

Anti-Maduro demonstrators gather as one holds a poster of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Venezuela’s embattled president Nicolas Maduro rejected an international ultimatum to call elections within eight days and said opposition leader Juan(...)

Guatemala’s president Jimmy Morales addresses the media on the country’s withdrawal from a  UN-sponsored anti-corruption commission at the National Palace in Guatemala City on Monday. Photograph:  Moises Castillo/AP

Guatemala has said it is withdrawing from a United Nations-backed anti-corruption commission which has been investigating the country’s president. Ji(...)

Staff workers take  stands apart before the end of the final session of the COP24 summit on climate change in Katowice, Poland, on December 15th. Photograph: Janek Skarzynski

The backdrop coming into the UN annual climate summit was dire; from where the world is at in responding to global warming to scientific indications o(...)

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