A member of the Afghan security forces stands on top of a concrete barrier. Photograph: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

Protesters in the northern Afghan province of Parwan blocked the main highway yesterday after US forces raided the village of a local strongman and (...)

‘Most journalism students I have met over the years aren’t particularly interested in the listicles or churnalism that typifies the low-paid long-hours culture of what the work has become for young journalists.’ Above, Eddie Holt. Photograph: Alan Betson

When the first-year journalism BA class at DCU bounded into the Henry Grattan building on the grim-looking campus in the autumn of 2001, journalism wa(...)

Grenadier Guards are due to take part in the Armed Forces Day on Saturday. Photograph:  Getty

British police have encouraged the public to attend events as normal after it was reported that an Armed Forces Day parade had been targeted by Islami(...)

A migrant sits under the trailer of a lorry as he attempts to cross the English Channel in Calais, northern France on Wednesday. Photograph: Thibault Camus/AP. 1:34

Services through the Channel Tunnel were returning to normal on Wednesday after a day of disruption caused by striking French ferry workers. The tunne(...)

The mayor of the Hungarian village of Asotthalom, Laszlo Toroczkai, in his office. On his desk are passports and other documents thrown away by illegal migrants crossing from nearby Serbia. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Beside a quiet country road that sidles into Hungary from the Serbian border, weary people push through a last barrier of rain-glossy trees and stand,(...)

There is some concern in the Coaltion that the improvements in direct provision system, as well as a recovering economy, could make Ireland a destination country for immigrants. Photograph: Getty Images

The Coalition is increasingly concerned about a spike in migrants coming to Ireland, with hundreds arriving via the United Kingdom in recent months(...)

Hamid, Ali and Mohsen from Afghanistan.  “We’re going to the jungle together, 10 of us – it’s too dangerous alone.” Photograph: Dan Mclaughlin

On a hot afternoon in the courtyard of the Raichle Palace in Subotica, a group of Serbs smoke and chat idly in the shade of the fine art nouveau build(...)

Afghan forces prepare for battle with the Taliban on the outskirts of Kunduz city, northern Afghanistan. Photograph: Reuters

Taliban envoys have been busy over the past month, shuttling from conferences in one world capital to the next, in the biggest rush of activity on the(...)

A vehicle is seen on fire after a blast near the Afghan parliament in Kabul, on Monday. A Taliban suicide bomber and several gunmen attacked the Afghan parliament, shattering windows and forcing lawmakers to flee. Photograph: Reuters 1:09

A Taliban suicide bomber and six gunmen attacked the Afghan parliament on Monday as politicians met to consider a new defence minister. The assault (...)

Afghan security officials stand guard on a roadside in Chahar Dara district of Kunduz. Militants attacked the Chahar Dara district and seized most of it, district governor Zulmai Farooqi said. Photograph: Jawed Kargar/EPA

A roadside bomb killed at least 19 Afghan civilians including nine children in a southern province, while Taliban fighters in the north captured a key(...)