Antonio Guterres

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Damage from an explosion, left, and a likely limpet mine can be seen on the hull of the civilian vessel M/V Kokuka Courageous in the Gulf of Oman, June 13th, 2019. Photograph: US Navy/Getty Images)

The US is hoping to “build international consensus” around what officials claim is Iran’s responsibility for damaging two oil tankers in the Gulf of O(...)

A handout photo made available by Iran’s official state TV (IRIB) allegedly shows the crude oil tanker Front Altair on fire in the Gulf of Oman, June 13th 2019. Photograph: IRIB/EPA

Two oil tankers were severely damaged by attacks in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday that sparked a 4 per cent surge in crude prices and put the energy in(...)

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó shakes hands with a military member near the Generalisimo Francisco de Miranda Airbase La Carlota, in Caracas, Venezuela. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

  Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó has taken to the streets to issue a bold call for a nationwide uprising to oust Nicolás Maduro, count(...)

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,' said Mr Guterres earlier this month. File 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, (...)

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