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The aftermath of the Omagh bombing in August 1998. Photograph: Frank Miller

The former Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt has “escaped justice” for his role in the 1998 Omagh bombing, the father of one of the victims has said. (...)

Movers and shakers: some of the people to Watch in 2020

The hottest young talent set to make waves in the worlds of politics, fashion, food, sport, activism, art, film and TV, sustainability, entrepreneur(...)

A group of migrants live in a shelter in the city of Matamoros, Mexico. Migrants’ hopes of reaching the US have been raised by the election of Joe Biden. Photograph: Abraham Pineda-Jacome/EPA

For Charleston Wang, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based immigration lawyer, the past four years under United States president Donald Trump have been a very stra(...)

Migrants, most of them from Eritrea, are assisted by aid workers of the Spanish NGO Open Arms, after being located sailing adrift on an overcrowded wooden boat in the Mediterranean sea, about 85 miles north of Libya, on Thursday. Photograph: Joan Mateu/AP Photo

Mahdi spent most of this year pleading for urgent evacuation from Libya so his daughter’s life could be saved. The little girl, Mahjah, was just 17 m(...)

Photograph taken on December 22nd, 1988, shows a policeman walking away from the damaged cockpit of the 747 Pan Am flight that exploded and crashed over Lockerbie, Scotland, with 259 passengers on board. Photograph: Roy Letkey/ AFP via Getty

The US attorney general has announced new charges against a Libyan accused of building the Lockerbie bomb that killed 270 people aboard a Pan Am fligh(...)

People queue up outside the main post office on Mohamed Bouazizi Square, its facade showing a picture of Bouazizi, in the centre of the town of Sidi Bouzid in central Tunisia in October. The spark that set off the Arab Spring was the tragic suicide of Tunisian street vendor Mohammed Bouazizi, who, having long been cheated and humiliated by state officials, set himself on fire. Photograph: Fethi Belaid / AFP via Getty Images

‘Al-Sha’b Yurid Isqat al-Nizam.” “The people demand the overthrow of the regime.” This battle cry of rebellion in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya and Syr(...)

Tunisians  gather at Mohamed Bouazizi Square in the central Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid on December 17th 2020, during commemorations of the 10th anniversary of Bouazizi’s self-immolation which triggered a wave of protests across the North African country. Photograph: Fethi Belaid/AFP via Getty Images

When a Tunisian street vendor set himself alight a decade ago to protest over the confiscation of his handcart and fruit by police, he never imagined (...)

US president-elect Joe Biden: Must be careful not to set moral standards that can only be flunked.  Photograph:  Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images

Joe Biden is about to stroll through an orchard of low-hanging fruit. Once he is sworn in in January, the next US president will mend relations with E(...)

If nominated and confirmed, Anthony Blinken would be a leading force in the incoming administration’s bid to reframe the US relationship with the rest of the world after four years in which Donald Trump questioned long-time alliances. Photograph:  Stephane de Sakutin/AFP via Getty

US president-elect Joe Biden has announced senior members of his cabinet, foreign policy and national security teams, as he accelerates preparations t(...)

Azerbaijani tanks  as army units enter the Aghdam region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Photograph:   Azerbaijani defence ministry  via Getty Images

Moscow has warned against any attempt to undermine the peace accord it brokered this month over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, which has spa(...)

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