Irish troops on an operation on the Golan Heights at the weekend

New troops set for Golan Heights this month

02 Sep The Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces has said that, at present, the next contingent of Irish troops are due to be deployed in the Golan Heights at the end of the month.

Displaced Iraqi Shia children who fled their homes due to attacks by IS jihadists in the northern city of Mosul

Amnesty says IS carrying out ethnic cleansing

02 Sep Amnesty International says it has gathered "gruesome evidence" of ethnic cleansing by Islamic State jihadists in Iraq in its campaign to obliterate all traces of non-Arabs and non-Sunni Muslims.

A new airport in the Thames Estuary, nicknamed Boris Island did not make the shortlist

Plans for new London airport rejected

02 Sep A plan to build a major new airport to the east of London has been rejected by a government-appointed commission, dealing a blow to its high profile backer, the city's mayor Boris Johnson.

Traffic builds up in front of a small park in downtown Daegu in South Korea

South Korea delays smog tax proposals

02 Sep South Korea has delayed a proposed tax on vehicle carbon emissions by over five years to the end of 2020, amid pressure from domestic and US car makers who fear the levy would curb sales.

Israeli security forces on duty at the separation barrier in the village of Bilin, near the West Bank city of Ramallah last week

Israel claims West Bank land for settlement

01 Sep Israel has announced a land appropriation in the occupied West Bank that an anti-settlement group termed the biggest in 30 years, drawing Palestinian condemnation and a rebuke from the US.