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Saif al Islam Gadafy (49), son of  Muammar Gadafy, is wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes against humanity during the 2011 rebellion against his father. Photograph: Dario Lopez-Mills/AFP via Getty Images

In the days when he was considered a reformer, Saif al Islam Gadafy, the son of the despotic Libyan leader Muammar Gadafy, famously said that his peop(...)

Israeli couple Mordi and Natalie Oknin are greeted upon their arrival home following their detention in Turkey on suspicion of espionage. Photograph: Gil Cohen-Magen/ AFP via Getty

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a series of rare phone conversations with Israeli leaders, has raised hopes for improved bilateral ties, on(...)

People shop for clothes and other household items at a second hand goods market in Istanbul. The Turkish lira slid again to a record low on Thursday. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty

Turkey’s lira crashed 6 per cent to new all-time lows on Thursday after the central bank, under pressure from president Tayyip Erdogan, forged on with(...)

Seán Binder, from Castlegregory, Co Kerry: on trial in Greece after being arrested while working on Lesbos to help refugees.

Imagine a universe slightly different to our own. The north Atlantic land bridge that in prehistoric times allowed people to cross between Europe and (...)

Omar Souleyman has worked with Björk, Four Tet, Damon Albarn and Diplo,  performed at the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony and at festivals  worldwide. Photograph: Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The Syrian musician Omar Souleyman, who has performed at festivals around the world, has reportedly been arrested in Turkey on terrorism charges relat(...)

Declan Fuller of Killarney Mountain Meitheal group undertakes the difficult work of clearing rhododendron in Killarney National Park. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Ten years ago Flor McCarthy realised he had a major problem on his farm in MacGillycuddy’s Reeks. Not only was land being taken over by rhododendron, (...)

A migrant girl  at the Belarus-Poland border near Grodno, Belarus, this week. Photograph: Leonid Shcheglov/BelTA pool photo via AP

The distressing images of migrants standing in the freezing cold forests that straddle the Belarus-Poland border have united Europeans in contempt for(...)

 Paul Howard, with an address at Larkfield Avenue, Harolds Cross, Dublin 6W, was to be notified on Tuesday evening of the orders.

Revenue has secured a High Court injunction preventing landlord Paul Howard from disposing of his assets to below approximately €2.3 million, which he(...)

The renovated port in Sochi, on Russia’s Black Sea coast, with a Soviet-era photo of the area saying ‘Welcome’. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

The train line and highway between the Black Sea beach city of Sochi and the ski resort of Krasnaya Polyana are recent additions to this scenic stretc(...)

The backpacker tax removed the tax-free threshold of AU$18,200 from backpackers who were in Australia on either a 417 or a 462 Working Holiday Visa. Photograph: iStock

Irish tax advisory group Taxback. com and British woman Catherine Addy have won their long-running legal challenge to Australia’s so-called “backpacke(...)

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