A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Suzanne harrington To the fizzing excitement of millions of tweens everywhere, the Disney movie Frozen II is almost upon us. This time Elsa and Anna will take off somewhere even more frozen, accompanied by a freezer full of songs and Olaf the snowman. Cue merchandising tsunami. As before, it’s the sisters who are the stars of the show; there is no male lead. No prince, no hero, no rescuer. The heroines are self-rescuing.
Thu, 24 Oct, 2019
The decision to toss our head of state into the boiling political pot of the Middle East might or might not have been a piece in its campaign to win a 12-month seat on the United Nations Security Council. Look, here’s our man at the UN shaking hands with Iran’s Hassan Rouhani, and there he is enjoying a bilateral chat with Lebanon’s president!
Sat, 28 Sep, 2019
It was the first major attack in the Afghan capital since President Donald Trump abruptly called off US-Taliban talks on the brink of an apparent deal to end America’s longest war.
Wed, 11 Sep, 2019
Any hasty foreign-troop withdrawal from Afghanistan would lead to a fiasco similar to the Soviet retreat from the country in the 1980s and would result in chaos, says
Mon, 26 Aug, 2019
As tensions ramp up between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan, and peace talks in Afghanistan reach a crucial stage, the Trump administration has some difficult choices to make, writes
Mon, 19 Aug, 2019
Understandably, and commendably, US president Mr Trump wants his troops out of Afghanistan and back home before he runs for a second term next year. His Mexican Wall has not been built; North Korea is still a potential nuclear power; he has not succeeded in repatriating jobs; his promise to cut the US trade deficit has been broken — it’s at a record high; federal debt has soared; and the Washington swamp, far from being drained, has been replenished. Ending an 18-year-long war that has been so costly in blood and treasure, 220,000 lives and €875bn, would be a notable tick in the credit column.
Thu, 15 Aug, 2019
An Afghan official has said the government will hold its first-ever direct talks with the Taliban.
Sun, 28 Jul, 2019
They have continued to bomb, kill, and maim, even as they have met with the Afghan government to discuss an end to violence, says
Fri, 19 Jul, 2019
A 13-year-old suicide bomber blew himself up at a wedding in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, killing five people and injuring 11 others.
Fri, 12 Jul, 2019
The Taliban has said peace talks in Moscow with other factions in Afghanistan have made "spectacular progress" on some issues.
Thu, 30 May, 2019
It will come as no surprise I’m sure, when I announce here today that I have the definitive itinerary regarding the trip of Donald Trump to Ireland.
Tue, 28 May, 2019
Gardaí have met with Muslim leaders in Limerick as fears spread through the local migrant community following a number of suspected racially motivated attacks in the city.
Wed, 15 May, 2019
The idea that those who try to influence elections through covert social media campaigns are as happy to sow uncertainty as they are to have a preferred candidate elected has moved to the centre of the debate on election security.
Mon, 29 Apr, 2019
Scrolling through news of the Notre Dame fire on social media feeds was like watching a real-time archive of grief in the making, as people expressed their dismay and sorrow at the damage wrought, write
Tue, 16 Apr, 2019
At least 21 people including 11 police officers have been killed in a Taliban attack in Afghanistan, provincial officials said.
Tue, 05 Feb, 2019
The Taliban has accepted an invitation to attend talks on Afghanistan in Moscow, according to Russia's foreign minister.
Wed, 22 Aug, 2018
Your lunchtime headlines.
Mon, 11 Jun, 2018
Next weekend she’ll walk the red carpet for the world’s biggest film awards. And last night Cork animator Nora Twomey was in celebratory mode at the Irish premiere of her acclaimed new film.
Fri, 23 Feb, 2018
The US must punish Pakistan for its duplicity as it claims to be an ally of America while harbouring terrorists at the same time, writes Brahma Chellaney.
Tue, 30 Jan, 2018
Two people have been killed and 14 others were injured after a group of gunmen stormed a regional office of Save The Children in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province.
Wed, 24 Jan, 2018
Stuck in unsanitary camps and a bureaucratic nightmare, asylum-seekers live in limbo on the Greek island of Lesbos, sayand .
Wed, 15 Nov, 2017
Tue, 14 Nov, 2017
East Cork-born animator Nora Twomey didn’t hesitate to fly to America when Angelina Jolie wanted to collaborate on her latest film, writes
Thu, 09 Nov, 2017
A suicide bomber and another attacker have struck a local TV station in Kabul, killing at least two guards in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.
Tue, 07 Nov, 2017
The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court says she wants an investigation of possible war crimes allegedly committed in the war in Afghanistan, an unprecedented probe that could target US troops.
Fri, 03 Nov, 2017
US secretary of state Rex Tillerson has made a secret trip to Afghanistan to outline the Trump administration's new south Asia policy.
Mon, 23 Oct, 2017
A suicide attack has killed 15 army officers west of Afghanistan's capital Kabul.
Sat, 21 Oct, 2017
Investigators say at least 152 Afghans sent to the United States for military training during the course of the war against the Taliban have gone Awol.
Fri, 20 Oct, 2017
The Taliban has killed at least 58 Afghan security forces in a wave of attacks across the country, including an assault that nearly wiped out an army camp in southern Kandahar province.
Thu, 19 Oct, 2017
US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl's guilty plea to charges of endangering comrades in Afghanistan has set up a sentencing hearing that could land him in prison for life.
Tue, 17 Oct, 2017
The Taliban have killed 71 people in attacks in Afghanistan's Ghazni and Paktia provinces, the country's deputy interior minister has said.
Tue, 17 Oct, 2017
A former hostage has said upon arriving back in Canada that the Haqqani network in Afghanistan killed his infant daughter and raped his American wife during the years they were held in captivity.
Sat, 14 Oct, 2017
An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children have been released after years held captive by a network with ties to the Taliban, US and Pakistani officials said.
Thu, 12 Oct, 2017
The rude health of the film industry in this country is underlined by the presence of 10 Irish offerings at the prestigious festival, writes
Mon, 04 Sep, 2017
A Pakistani court has sentenced two former police officers to 17 years in prison for failing to protect former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, but acquitted five suspected militants who had confessed to taking part in her 2007 assassination.
Thu, 31 Aug, 2017
The ousted White House chief strategist was anti US military intervention abroad (including in North Korea) and was clamping down on China’s unethical trade practices, says.
Wed, 23 Aug, 2017
President Donald Trump's plan to end the stalemate in Afghanistan and eliminate the rising extremist threat involves sending up to 3,900 additional US forces, senior officials said.
Tue, 22 Aug, 2017
The Taliban have released an open letter to President Donald Trump, reiterating their calls for the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan after 16 years of war.
Tue, 15 Aug, 2017
A German man believed to have provided logistical support to the Hamburg-based September 11 hijackers has died, according to a newly released audio message from the leader of al-Qaida.
Tue, 08 Aug, 2017
A Taliban suicide bomber who struck a Nato patrol in Afghanistan, killing a service member and two civilians, had concealed his explosives beneath a woman's burka, a district governor said.
Fri, 04 Aug, 2017
A total of 26 soldiers have been killed in a Taliban assault on an Afghan National Security base in southern Kandahar province.
Wed, 26 Jul, 2017
An errant US airstrike has killed 12 Afghan National Police officers who were fighting the Taliban and wounded two others.
Sat, 22 Jul, 2017