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Outdoor dining on Capel Street, Dublin, amid a July heatwave combined with a new  surge in Covid-19 infections. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Another 1,377 cases of Covid-19 have been reported on Saturday by the Department of Health, with 78 persons in hospital and 22 in intensive care. Dr (...)

Locals celebrate as Tigray Defence Forces fighters arrive in Mekelle on June 29th. Photograph: Finbarr O’Reilly/New York Times

The Tigrayan fighters whooped, whistled and pointed excitedly to a puff of smoke in the sky where an Ethiopian military cargo plane trundling over the(...)

Ethiopians look at electoral results posted on the wall outside a polling station in the capital Addis Ababa. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP Photo

Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed has tightened his hold on power with a landslide victory in parliamentary elections marred by insecurity, opposit(...)

Debretsion Gebremichael, leader of Ethiopia’s Tigray region, addresses a crowd after returning to the regional capital, Mekelle, on June 29th. Photograph: Finbarr O’Reilly/The New York Times

The convoy sped down from the mountain, slipping and sliding on roads greasy from a recent shower of hailstones. As it descended toward the regional c(...)

People celebrate the departure of Ethiopian troops in Mekelle, Ethiopia on Monday night. Photograph:  Finbarr O’Reilly/The New York Times

A column of triumphant fighters paraded into the city just after dawn on Tuesday, led by a woman in camouflage who brandished a Kalashnikov and the fl(...)

People celebrate the arrival of rebel Tigray People’s Liberation Front in Mekelle on Tuesday. Photograph: Finbarr O’Reilly/The New York Times

Tigrayan forces said they had Ethiopian government troops on the run around the regional capital Mekelle on Tuesday after taking full control of the (...)

Adrian Cummins, head of the Restaurants Association of Ireland: ‘The least the Government can do is give us certainty around whether we’re going to open or not.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Huge public spending on Covid-19 will soon be reduced, according to a warning the Government will issue next week to unions and employers. It also sa(...)

Mandatory Hotel Quarantine facility at the  Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry. File photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Russia and Indonesia are among nine new countries added to the State’s mandatory hotel quarantine list. From next Tuesday, all those coming into the (...)

 Workers carry sacks of wheat in Mekele, the capital of Tigray, Ethiopia, for  people who fled  violence elsewhere in Tigray. The distribution was organised by  local NGO Relief Society of Tigray.    Photograph: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty

As famine once again stalks Ethiopia, aggravated, in good measure, by ethnic violence and a deepening economic crisis, voters are going to the polls. (...)

A woman bags coffee beans at a market in  Addis Ababa. Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed has plunged the country into a war in the Tigray region thathas  spawned atrocities and famine. Photograph: Finbarr O’Reilly/New York Times

As war raged in northern Ethiopia and the region barrelled toward its worst famine in decades, a senior US envoy flew to the Ethiopian capital last mo(...)

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