Conference being held as the humanitarian situation deteriorates in Syria

UN seeks over $8bn for Syria at Kuwait meeting

10.43 A major UN donors' conference that aims to raise billions of dollars for Syria opens today in Kuwait with experts warning of a "humanitarian catastrophe" unfolding in the war-torn country.

Lee Kuan Yew he founding father of modern Singapore, died last week aged 91

News in Brief

07.20 A round-up of other news from Ireland and the world

Investigators believe co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed the plane

Alps co-pilot treated for 'suicidal tendencies'

30 Mar The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps last week had been treated in the past for suicidal tendencies, German state prosecutors have said.

John Kerry said some difficult issues still remain

Iran nuclear talks to continue through the night

30 Mar US Secretary of State John Kerry said talks on Iran's nuclear programme would continue through the night in an effort to resolve "tricky issues" as a deadline for a long-awaited deal looms.