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 Myanmar migrants hold up portraits of Aung San Suu Kyi during a demonstration outside the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok on Monday. Photograph:  Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP via Getty Images

Even as warning signs of a military putsch to topple Aung San Suu Kyi’s civilian government multiplied in recent days, some of the diplomats and analy(...)

In 2015, Aung San Suu Kyi came to power on a platform of ending civil war, drumming up foreign investment and reducing the army’s role in politics. File photograph: EPA/MARTIN DIVISEK

Aung San Suu Kyi (75) rode to power after a 2015 landslide election win that established Myanmar’s first civilian government in half a century. The (...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise Leo Varadkar described the webinar event as a call to action. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Fewer than 20 Irish companies have signed up to the UN Global Compact, under which businesses agree to abide by principles of environmental protectio(...)

Ethiopia’s prime minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner Abiy Ahmed:  recognised for bringing an end to conflict between Ethiopia and neighbouring Eritrea, along with domestic reforms. Photograph: Fredrik Varfjell/AFP

Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, where he was recognised for his work in bringing an end to conflic(...)

A mural shows Australian prime minister Scott Morrison holding a lump of coal as it advertises a rally by students across the world to protest against climate change, in Melbourne. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

Our climate Our climate has shaped life on Earth for thousands of years. A combination of “the atmosphere, oceans, lands, ice and the life on our pla(...)

Let’s face it, it’s not always going to work in a peaceful way, but if what you’re doing right now results in constant arguments, maybe you need to change tack.

“Why is this happening to me?” “Why is everything I say wrong?” “It’s so unfair.” “Nobody treats me nicely and they’re always just telling me what (...)

Former president Mary Robinson. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Former president Mary Robinson has been appointed as chair of ‘The Elders’, an international organisation of public figures noted as elder statespeopl(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: ’Society is marked by a serious lack of unity’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin has urged judges and lawyers, in a society “marked by a serious lack of unity”, to “look more closely at the meaning(...)

Pallbearers carry Kofi Annan’s coffin during the funeral of the former UN secretary-general in Accra, the capital of Ghana, on Thursday. Photograph: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images

Ghana bid farewell to former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan on Thursday in a state funeral attended by African leaders and international (...)

‘In fairness to Kofi Annan, he expressed a sense of institutional responsibility for what happened in Rwanda.’ Photograph: Mary Altaffer/AP

Given the secretive, supremely political process by which a UN secretary general is chosen – the successful candidate is invariably the person who lea(...)

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