President Michael D Higgins (second right) with former Tanzanian president Benjamin Mkapa (left), former South African president Thabo Mbeki,  and Salman Khurshid, former Indian minister for justice. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Ireland’s revolutionary period was cited as inspirational by retired politicians from three former British colonies during a discussion, After Empire,(...)

Devyani Khobragade, India’s deputy consul general in New York. Photograph: AP

India’s simmering diplomatic row with the US, over the arrest and strip search of one of its female diplomats last month, has worsened.Furious over th(...)

Indian police remove barricades that had been erected as a safety measure outside the main entrance of the US embassy. Photograph: AP Photo

India yesterday launched a series of reprisals against the United States over the recent arrest and strip-search of one of its diplomats in New York.I(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry arrives for a news conference during the 46th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Foreign Ministers Meeting in Bandar Seri Begawan. Photograph: Ahim Rani/Reuters.

Nearly all national governments, not just the United States, use “lots of activities” to safeguard their interests and security, US secretary of state(...)