Police clash with anti-government protesters at the airport in Hong Kong, China. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Air traffic in Hong Kong was grounded by protests for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, as the city’s chief executive Carrie Lam choked up at a p(...)

Venezuela’s opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaidó addresses an Independence Day rally in Caracas on Friday. Photograph:  Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet presented a damning report on atrocities carried out by the Venezuelan government, as thousands marched throug(...)

Debris covers the ground after an airstrike at a detention centre in Tajoura, east of Tripoli in Libya. Photograph: Hazem Ahmed/PA

Guards shot at refugees and migrants trying to escape the Libyan migrant detention centre that was hit by air strikes on Tuesday night, according to t(...)

Former president Mary Robinson speaking at the Irish Congress of Trade Unions’ biennial conference in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Former president Mary Robinson has said Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, who has fled from Dubai to London, remains a friend of hers. Mrs Robinson said(...)

Then minister for foreign affairs Charlie Flanagan   greets the  Chinese ambassador to Ireland, Yue Xiaoyong, at a meeting in Dublin in 2016. Mr Flanagan, now Minister for Justice, announced in June that Ireland would soon introduce a five-year multi-entry visa option for Chinese visitors. Photograph: Alan Rowlette

Ireland and China celebrated their 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations last week, and trade figures suggest the bilateral relationship is one tha(...)

UN high commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet and president of the Human Rights Council Coly Seck in Geneva on Monday. Photograph: Magali Girardin/EPA

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet has said that 55,000 captured Islamic State fighters, including foreigners, and their families detained in Syr(...)

Two runaway Saudi sisters  have urged Apple and Google to pull an ‘inhuman’ app allowing men to monitor and control female relatives’ travel. File photograph:  Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Reuters

Two runaway Saudi sisters on Wednesday urged Apple and Google to pull an “inhuman” app allowing men to monitor and control female relatives’ travel, a(...)

Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. Brunei, a Muslim-majority former British protectorate, plans to implement Islamic Sharia laws from April 3rd. Photograph: EPA

Brunei will deal a serious setback to human rights if it applies laws allowing death by stoning for adultery and gay sex, marking an end to a de facto(...)

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who many nations have recognised as the country’s rightful interim ruler, in Caracas, Venezuela. Photograph:  Carlos Jasso/Reuters

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó said on Thursday that intelligence agents had detained his chief of staff following a pre-dawn raid, signalli(...)

Two unnamed Saudi sisters, aged 18 and 20, stand in front of a view of the building which houses the local Saudi consulate in Hong Kong on February 22nd. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty

Ahead of today’s celebrations of International Women’s Day, 36 countries, including all EU member states, signed a statement criticising Saudi Arabia’(...)

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