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Irish Army Rangers on patrol in Chad in 2008. File photograph: Conor Lally.

The Department of Foreign Affairs is to hire a private security company to help protect its diplomatic staff serving in unstable regions and to evacua(...)

Rescued migrants sleep on the coast of Khoms, Libya. File Photograph: AFP/Getty

About 40 people are feared dead or missing after the latest wreck of a boat carrying migrants bound for Europe off the coast of Libya, while about 60 (...)

Migrants celebrate aboard the ‘Ocean Viking’ rescue ship, jointly operated by French NGOs SOS Mediterranee and Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF Doctors without Borders) on August 23, 2019, as six EU countries agreed to take them in after 14 days at sea. Photograph: ANNE CHAON/AFP/Getty Images

The Government has agreed to accept an as-yet undisclosed number of migrants from the Ocean Viking ship, which has been drifting in the Mediterranean (...)

A migrant  being rescued at sea after diving from the Open Arms ship off the coast of Lampedusa, southern Italy. Photograph: EPA/Italian Coast Guard

Beside Khoms Souq al Khamis migrant detention centre, in northwest Libya, bodies are washing up on the shore. It’s been nearly a month since as many (...)

The vessel is a floating nuclear reactor, a portable power plant designed to supply electricity to areas disconnected from the grid, with an eye on export opportunities in developing countries

On Friday, three tugs will tow the Akademik Lomonosov barge out of Murmansk to begin a 5,000km voyage to a remote port on the other side of Russia’s A(...)

 Fianna Fáil Councillor Abul Kalam Azad Talukder. Photograph: Brendan Gleeson

As the first Muslim councillor elected in Limerick, Abul Kalam Azad Talukder has had his fair share of doubters. “Before my election I did have peopl(...)

Sudan’s deposed military ruler Omar al-Bashir sits in a defendant’s cage during the opening of his corruption trial in Khartoum on Monday. Photograph: Ebrahim Hamid/AFP/Getty Images

Sudan’s ousted president Omar Hassan al-Bashir acknowledged receiving millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia, a police detective told a court on Monda(...)

Omar al-Bashir: trial on corruption charges rather than  genocide  dismissed by many as a mere “sideshow”. Photograph: Ashraf Shazly/AFP

On Sunday, Sudan’s ousted dictator Omar al-Bashir will begin a trial on corruption charges, something dismissed by many of his victims and human right(...)

Unaccompanied minors, who have escaped Eritrea, chat in Shagarab refugee camp, eastern Sudan. Many of those crossing the border are girls trying to escape mandatory, indefinite military service. Photograph:  Sally Hayden

Hunched in concentration in a refugee camp in northern Niger, Hamid draws pictures of the woman he left behind in Eritrea. They’re basic but spirited,(...)

 Sudanese protesters wave flag during a demonstration called for by the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) to denounce the July 29 Al-Obeid killings, in  Khartoum on August 1, 2019.Photograph by Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images

Sudan’s military council and the main opposition coalition have reached an agreement to usher in a new period of transitional government, African Unio(...)

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