Wednesday August 12, 2015
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced this evening he had fired the mission chief in the Central African Republic, saying "enough is enough" after a string of allegations of child sex abuse by peacekeepers.
Sunday June 21, 2015
Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie has called for more international action to help refugees as she visited a camp in southeastern Turkey.
Wednesday May 27, 2015
A round-up of other Irish and international news stories
Monday May 25, 2015
On the second day of his visit to Ireland, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged Ireland to "to align its climate efforts with its admirable engagement on hunger".
Monday April 20, 2015
An air strike this morning on a Scud missile base in the Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital Sanaa triggered a big explosion that killed 25 people and wounded almost 400, state news agency Saba has said.
Saturday March 07, 2015
The Mauritanian news website Al-Akhbar has said the armed Islamist group al-Mourabitoun has claimed responsibility for an attack in Mali's capital that killed five people.
Thursday February 26, 2015
Syria's refugee crisis is approaching a "dangerous turning point" as nearly four million Syrians face worsening living conditions in exile, the UN refugee chief has warned.
Wednesday February 18, 2015
A roundup of stories from Ireland and around the world.
Thursday January 15, 2015
A round-up of other Irish and international news stories.
Saturday January 03, 2015
Democratic Republic of Congo's government has said it is ready to launch military operations against Rwandan Hutu rebels in its east after most missed a deadline to disarm and return home or go into exile.