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The Grand Hotel in Brighton after the IRA bombing in 1984. Photograph: PA

A Catholic priest maintained a network of Europe-wide contacts used to generate arms and money for the IRA, a documentary revealed. Patrick Ryan help(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin during his interview with the Financial Times in Moscow on Thursday. Photograph: Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via Reuters

Just before midnight, Vladimir Putin perks up at the mention of the word “risk”. It encapsulates the man and his 20 years in power. Latterly, Russia (...)

The funeral of IRA man and ex-hunger striker Kevin McKenna at St Mary’s Chapel, Magherarney, Smithborough. Photograph by Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

The IRA was “right” to fight against British rule in Ireland, former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has told mourners at the funeral of a former chie(...)

Members of rebel commander Khalifa Hafter’s Libyan National Army head out of Benghazi to reinforce troops advancing towards Tripoli, on April 7th. Photograph: Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters

The UN envoy for Libya has made his strongest attack yet on the military strongman Khalifa Haftar as his forces intensify their assault on the capital(...)

Aftermath of an overnight rocket attack, on the Libyan capital of Tripoli on April 17th. Khalifa Haftar has launched an offensive to take the city. Photograph:  Mahmud Turkia/AFP

The US presidential veto of bipartisan congressional legislation to end US participation in the Yemen war could embolden the rulers of Saudi Arabia an(...)

Libyan women shout slogans during a demonstration to demand an end to  Khalifa Haftar’s offensive against Tripoli, at Martyrs’ Square in the capital on Wednesday. Photograph: Hani Amara/Reuters

Shells slammed into a densely-populated district of Tripoli overnight on Tuesday, piling misery on civilians from a two-week assault by commander Kha(...)

US permanent representative to UN Nikki Haley:  called rights body a “protector of human-rights abusers, and a cesspool of political bias”. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

A few years ago, I covered a long hearing in the cavernous hall in Geneva where the UN Human Rights Council holds its plenary meetings. Ireland was in(...)

 US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley (seated) at UN headquarters in New York in June. File photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

The US withdrew from the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday after no other countries “had the courage to join our fight” to reform the “hypocritical a(...)

Fatima Boudchar, wife of Libyan politician Hakim Belhadj, and their son Abderrahim, arriving at the House of Commons on Thursday to hear an apology from prime minister Theresa May over the role of British spies in the 2004 rendition of Ms Boudchar and her husband to Libya. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Britain has apologised to a Libyan former rebel and his wife over the role of British spies in their 2004 rendition to Libya, where they were detained(...)

Investigators uncovered the alleged corruption by chance while probing allegations that Muammar Gadafy, the late Libyan dictator, had paid €50 million to Nicolas Sarkozy’s 2007 presidential campaign.  Photograph: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP/Getty Images

Nicolas Sarkozy’s legal woes deepened on Thursday after judges decided to send the former French president for trial over allegations of corruption an(...)

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