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Muslim women offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Hazratbal shrine in Kashmir, India. Photograph: Getty Images

A warden has been suspended after allegedly telling two Muslim women they could not pray in a park.An investigation has been launched after the women (...)

A man reacts yesterday at a site hit by what activists said was an air raid by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus. Photograph: Bassam Khabieh/Reuters

The longer chemical weapons inspectors wait in a Damascus luxury hotel for permission to drive up the road to the site of what appears to be the worst(...)

An activist wears a gas mask n the Zamalka area of Damascus, in the wake of a suspected chemical weapons attack. Photograph: Bassam Khabieh/Reuters

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has asked the Syrian government to allow UN inspectors to investigate “without delay” the latest alleged chemical att(...)

Surveillance state
  • World
  • August 23, 2013, 01:00

Journalism dealing with state surveillance treads a delicate path between the public’s interest and right to know what is being done in its name and t(...)

HMV on Grafton 

Street, Dublin, when it closed down in February. Four stores, though not this one, will reopen early next month. Photograph: Alan Betson

Four HMV stores are set to open in Ireland at the beginning of next month as the music retailer’s new owner, Hilco, seeks to relaunch the brand. The c(...)

Clare man Clem Garvey qualifies as a high- flyer given the amount of time he spends in the air in his role as chief operating officer of French mailin(...)

Ireland’s Annalise Murphy tops the billing in the Laser Radial rig at the Royal Cork Yacht Club this week.

Last weekend saw the annual mass gathering of the largest dinghy class in Ireland when the Jelly Bean Factory Optimist Irish Championship at the Natio(...)

Strangford Lough covers an area of 150sq km, yet it is seldom more than 10m deep. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

As I arrive at the pier in the village of Strangford, Co Down, the low clouds are skimming the tops of the drumlins and the occasional spit of light r(...)

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe delivers a speech following his inauguration in Harare today. Mr Mugabe (89) was sworn in for a five-year term after Zimbabwe’s highest court day threw out a legal challenge that alleged the July 31 elections won by President Robert Mugabe were marred by fraud. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, Africa’s oldest leader at 89, began a new five-year term today by calling the West “vile” for questioning his re-e(...)

 Actor Daniel Day-Lewis, patron of the Wicklow Hospice Foundation at the Magheramore site, Co Wicklow. Picture: Garry O’Neill

The HSE has poured cold water on claims by campaigners in Co Wicklow of an imminent go-ahead for their plans to build a hospice for the county. (...)

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