LÉ Róisín is the fourth Irish naval vessel to have been deployed to the Mediterranean mission in the last year

LÉ Róisín leaves for Mediterranean mission

01 May The Irish Naval ship, LÉ Róisín, has left for the Mediterranean on a three-month humanitarian mission to aid migrants fleeing Syria and other Middle Eastern and African countries.

Iraqis look at the damage following a twin suicide bombing attack in the southern Iraqi city of Samawah

IS car bombs kill at least 33 in Iraq

01 May The Islamic State group carried out rare attacks in Iraq's deep Shi'ite south, killing at least 33 people with twin suicide car bomb blasts in the city of Samawah.

Syria's divided city of Aleppo has suffered a new wave of government air strikes on rebel-held areas

Kerry hoping for progress on Syria at talks

01 May US Secretary of State John Kerry said he hoped to make progress in talks in Geneva over the next two days toward renewing a ceasefire agreement throughout Syria and resuming peace talks to end the fighting.

Twenty-six people were rescued from the boat which sank yesterday

Migrants missing after boat sinks off Libya

30 Apr Eighty-four migrants are missing after an inflatable craft sank off the coast of Libya, according to survivors cited by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

The EU will scrap phone roaming charges outright on 15 June, 2017

Roaming charge decrease comes into effect

30 Apr Mobile phone roaming fees in the European Union have been dramatically decreased from today, the latest stage in move that will also see the abolition of all roaming charges in the EU from June next year.

Supporters of Muqtada Al-Sadr carry the Iraqi national flag and chant slogans in front of the Green Zone in Baghdad

EU condemns protest in Iraqi parliament

30 Apr EU Foreign Affairs Commissioner Federica Mogherini today criticised the storming of the Iraqi parliament by protesters as potentially destabilising the country.