Congolese Nobel Peace prize winner Denis Mukwege. Photograph: Behrouz Mehri/AFP via Getty

Congolese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and renowned gynaecologist Denis Mukwege has been put under United Nations protection, as threats to his life esc(...)

Police surround a protester during a protest  in Minsk on Tuesday. Photograph: AP

International pressure is growing on Belarus to end a brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters who accuse Alexander Lukashenko, the country’s auto(...)

Adam Dassa waters his garden while his children Ruth and Sinai leave their house for school in the Jewish settlement of Har Hemed near Nablus. Photograph: Amir Levy/Getty

Wednesday marks the date set by Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu for the start of the process to annex parts of the West Bank but it is still(...)

A pro-Tibetan vigil  with pictures of  Gedhun Choekyi Nyima  outside the Chinese consulate in Barcelona, Spain. Groups have renewed calls on China to free the Tibetan identified  as the Panchen Lama. Photograph:   Getty Images

On the 25th anniversary of the abduction of the six-year-old Panchen Lama there have been widespread calls from the international Tibetan community an(...)

An Iraqi fighter with Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation Forces) inspects the site of an  Islamic State attack on  the paramilitary force 180km  north of Baghdad. Photograph: Getty Images

Islamic State attacks have surged in a “Ramadan offensive” in Syria and Iraq as these war-ravaged countries struggle to contain the coronavirus and ec(...)

Children leaving school in Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya.’No one will be safe here if coronavirus arrives,’ a Congolese woman told The Irish Times.  Photograph: Sally Hayden/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

As Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan announced their first cases of coronavirus on Friday, refugees hundreds of miles from African capital cities fretted thei(...)

A handout image provided by United Arab Emirates News Agency (WAM) on December 24th, 2018 shows Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum having a meal with former president of the Republic Mary Robinson in Dubai. Photograph: AFP/Ho/Wam

The dramatic finding by a UK family court that the ruler of Dubai organised the abduction of two of his daughters turns the focus again on a controver(...)

Alpha Condé arrives at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,  during a recent session of the Assembly of the African Heads of States. Photograph:  Michael Tewelde/AFP via Getty Images

On Sunday, Guinea’s citizens will vote for a new constitution which could see the country’s first democratically-elected president cement his power an(...)

Syrian children pose for a picture as their families prepare to flee a camp for the displaced, east of Sarmada in the north of  Idlib province, on Sunday. Photograph:  Aaref Watad/AFP via Getty Images

Government air strikes have hit hospitals and refugee camps in northwest Syria and killed about 300 civilians as President Bashar al-Assad’s forces pr(...)

Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaidó is helped to climb a railing in an attempt to reach the National Assembly building in Caracas, on January 5th. Photograph: Federico Parra/AFP via Getty

The chavista regime in Venezuela has been sharply criticised by its South American neighbours and the European Union for orchestrating the ousting of (...)

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