London’s highest running track. No pushing. Photograph: Victoria Jones / PA.

Image of the week: Running high People against high-rise construction in Irish cities have a new evil to cite following this week’s publicity for Lon(...)

 Rex W. Tillerson who is expected to be named US secretary of state. File photograph: EPA

US President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name the chief executive of Exxon Mobil as the country’s top diplomat, a source familiar with the situa(...)

Dr Thomas Pierret: amount of digital film from Syria war makes it unique, he told Griffith College students. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

The civil war in Syria was unique in that it was the first war documented on film en masse by combat ants and by civilians, an (...)

A Free Syrian Army fighter gestures with his gun while he poses for a photograph amid damages in the besieged area of Homs. Minister for Justice Alan Shatter today said up to 30 Irish residents had travelled to fight in the conflict. Photograph: Thaer Al Khalidiya/Reuters.

Up to 30 Irish residents have travelled to Syria to fight in the conflict and a number have lost their lives, the Dáil has heard.Minister for Justice (...)

US Secretary of State John Kerry listens as Foreign Secretary William Hague speaks during a press conference at the the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London on Monday. Photograph: Getty

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad will never negotiate a political solution if he believes he can use chemical weapons “with impunity”, US secretary of(...)