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Firemen at the site of a huge bomb explosion that shook a bank building and US embassy in central Nairobi, Kenya, on  August 7th, 1998. File photograph: EPA

Al-Qaeda’s second-in-command, accused of helping to mastermind the 1998 bombings of two US embassies in Africa, was killed in Iran in August by Israel(...)

Robert Fisk joined the London Independent in 1989 and continued to work for that publication until his death.

Veteran foreign correspondent and author Robert Fisk has died after becoming unwell at his Dublin home on Friday. It is understood the journalist was(...)

A Donald Trump supporter holding a QAnon flag  in Keystone, South Dakota. Photograph:  Scott Olson/Getty

Last year, I inflicted a series of letters to my Irish father on the reading public of the United States and, I am told, several customers at Hodges F(...)

 Former director of the CIA John Brennan: ‘Joe Biden has all the things that Donald Trump lacks in a positive sense and more.’ Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty

In the opening of his new book Undaunted, John Brennan recounts his first encounter with Donald Trump. The US president had won the election on Novemb(...)

A poll worker deposits a mail-in ballot at an official dropbox at a polling place in Miami, Florida. Photograph: Saul Martinez

Democrats are mounting a strong challenge to President Donald Trump in the southern state of Georgia, according to a new poll that shows presidential (...)

(L to R) US special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, Qatar’s minister of foreign affairs Sheikh Mohamad Bin Abdel Rahman Al-Thani and Mutlaq bin Majid al-Qahtani, the special envoy of the Qatari foreign minister for terrorism and mediation in the settlement of disputes, attend the opening session of the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban in the Qatari capital Doha on Saturday. Photograph: Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images

The Afghanistan peace talks between representatives of the country’s government and the Taliban militant group began in Doha on Saturday. The long-aw(...)

Michael Pentland aged 10 from Belfast watches the  Carling Nations Cup match between Wales and  Northern Ireland at the Aviva Stadium in 2011, where the attendance was 529. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

I blame Liam Brady. As a soccer-obsessed child I was desperate to attend an Ireland match but faced one insurmountable problem. The old Lansdowne Road(...)

Dave Hannigan with his sons Charlile and Finn.

Some months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks I was driving three Muslim lads through the outskirts of New York City when my battered Honda Accord shud(...)

Chicago Bulls’ forward Michael Jordan  dunks during a game against  the Portland Trail Blazers. Photograph: Focus on Sport via Getty Images

In the thousands of frozen images of Michael Jordan stilled while in mid-air during berserk NBA nights or in predatory moments on the basketball court(...)

A poster of Iranian military commander Qassem Suleimani worn by  a Houthi supporter at a rally in Saada, Yemen to denounce  the US killing.  The writing on the poster reads: ‘God is the Greatest, Death to America, Death to Israel, Curse on the Jews, Victory to Islam.’ Photograph: Naif Rahma/Reuters

“Ladies and gentlemen, we got him.” I can still remember the exultant tone of Paul Bremer, the American governor of post-invasion Iraq, as he announc(...)

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