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Mike Pompeo:  said  the terrorist designation would give the US “additional tools” to pile pressure on Iran, which has supported Houthi rebels. Photograph:  Tami Chappell/AFP)  via Getty Images

Aid agencies have sharply criticised the Trump administration’s decision to designate Yemen’s Houthi rebels a terrorist organisation, warning it will(...)

Pro-democracy protester  waves a British colonial flag during a  rally at a shopping mall in the Central district in Hong Kong. Photograph: Isaac Lawrence / AFP via Getty Images

A group of seven former UK foreign secretaries have reportedly asked Boris Johnson to lead a global effort to respond to the ongoing crisis between Ho(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn:  he has failed to capitalise on the internal Tory knife-fight going on beside him.  Photograph:  O’Connor/PA Wire

There was a time when the Tories would decry, as a mortal threat to the state, the prospect of a left-winger like Jeremy Corbyn getting into power. Bu(...)

British prime minister Theresa May said there were  flaws in both  customs models being considered by the government. Photograph: AP

British prime minister Theresa May has invited all Conservative backbench MPs to private Brexit briefings in Downing Street on Tuesday, as she tried t(...)

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond and Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox. File photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

UK Chancellor Philip Hammond and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox have come together to declare that a post-Brexit transition would not be a “ba(...)

International Rescue Committee president David Miliband: “Ireland can build its pride by saying: ‘We’re part of this world, not separate from it.’” Photograph: Maxwell Photography

Ireland must focus on the immigrant contribution to Irish society in order to avoid dehumanising those affected by the refugee crisis, former British (...)

Barry Andrews with children in Syria: he has stepped down as CEO of Goal which is one of a number of aid agencies being investigated by the US Office of Inspector General. Photograph: courtesy of Goal

It started with a single lorry. In it were Goal field workers, bringing their first supplies to Harem town, in Idlib province in north Syria. Winter w(...)

A rally calling on the government to take in more refugees, on O’Connell Street, Dublin last year. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Irish people have been ranked as the most sympathetic towards Syrian refugees arriving in their country in a poll of 12 European nations. The Interna(...)

Daily bread: Goal maintains bakeries in Syria. Photograph: Cem Genco/Anadolu/Getty

Why is Goal in the news? It emerged this week that the Department of Foreign Affairs has held back almost €3 million in funding for Goal pending the o(...)

A Goal emergency response team at work in Nepal. The Department of Foreign Affairs has withheld millions of euro in funding from the aid agency pending a US government inquiry. Photograph: Goalglobal.org

The Department of Foreign Affairs withheld millions of euro in funding from the aid agency Goal pending a US government inquiry into alleged fraud re(...)

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