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Displaced Yemeni children and a woman appear near their huts at a camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) on the outskirts of Sana’a, Yemen. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

Urgent appeals by humanitarian agencies for funds to avert famine in Yemen have fallen on deaf ears of neighbours waging war in that country and those(...)

Jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Photograph: Handout/Navalny team Youtube page/AFP via Getty Images

The US and EU have imposed sanctions on Russian officials accused of playing a role in poisoning and jailing Russia’s most prominent opposition politi(...)

Supporters of 47 detained pro-democracy activists outside court in Hong Kong on Monday. Photograph: Vincent Yu/AP

Hundreds of Hong Kongers have defied the threat of prosecution to protest against the charging of 47 pro-democracy politicians swept up in the city’s (...)

Anti-riot police officers prepare to fire tear gas as they try to disperse protesters during an anti-coup protest following the military crackdown in Yangon, Myanmar. Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeared at a court hearing via video conferencing on Monday as supporters marched in several towns and citi(...)

Thida Hnin, wife of Thet Naing Win, weeps as her son Aung Phone Khant watches his father’s coffin laid in their home in Mandalay, Myanmar. Thet Naing Win was shot and killed by Myanmar security forces during an anti-coup protest on Saturday. Photograph: AP

Protesters against the military’s seizure of power in Myanmar have returned to the streets of the country’s biggest city, a day after a call for a gen(...)

UCC is considering further links with Minzu University in Beijing.

The Government has been warned that developing links between Irish and Chinese universities must be scrutinised because of concerns about human rights(...)

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Saied Khatibzadeh  in Tehran on Monday. Iran hailed as a “significant achievement” a temporary agreement Tehran reached with the head of the  nuclear watchdog IAEA on site inspections.  Photograph: Getty Images

An agreement between Tehran and the global nuclear watchdog has postponed a potential crisis over Iran’s decision to reduce monitoring of its nuclear (...)

Demonstrators hold placards calling for the United Nations to take action, during a protest against the Myanmar military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar. Photograph Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

A call for a Monday general strike by demonstrators in Myanmar protesting against the military’s seizure of power has prompted a thinly veiled threat (...)

US president Joe Biden makes his way to his vehicle in the snow, after attending Mass at Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Church in Wilmington, Delaware on February 7th. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

It’s a month since the United States and the world watched Joe Biden being sworn in as 46th US president. Standing on the steps of the US Capitol, the(...)

US secretary of state Antony Blinken: The Biden administration has promised to rejoin the deal so long as Iran returns to compliance first. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

The US has offered to attend joint talks with Iran on its nuclear programme, in the first concrete step by the Biden administration to deliver on its (...)

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