German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) with German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

Germany has signalled its readiness to provide military assistance - but no ground troops - in the battle against IS in Syria. After meetin(...)

A Moroccan migrant kneels  in front of Macedonian police officers as he tries to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near the Greek village of Idomeni. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Hundreds of migrants tried to storm the border between Greece and Macedonia on Thursday, tearing down part of the barbed wire fence at the cro(...)

A  charred ward of the damaged Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospital is pictured in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The US investigation into a deadly strike on a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz last month said it was c(...)

Dragon Oil is in talks over a $10 billion (€9.4 billion) investment for a gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to India

Irish-registered exploration firm Dragon Oil is in talks to invest in a $10 billion pipeline to deliver natural gas from Turkmenistan to India, a pote(...)

A Russian employee of a hotel teaches belly dancing to Russian tourists in Sharm el-Sheikh on Tuesday. Photograph: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters

The likelihood that a bomb caused the crash of a Russian airliner flying from Sharm al-Sheikh to St Petersburg has already had a devastating impact on(...)

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush serving coffee to military veterans in Johnston, Iowa, to mark Veterans Day. Photograph: Simon Carswell/The Irish Times

They know all about winnowing fields in Iowa, this agricultural state in America’s heartland. Many Republicans are waiting for the party’s large field(...)

Migrants arriving at the port of Mytilene on Lesbos: Since the start of this year, more than 500 people have drowned while trying to make the sea crossing between Turkey and Greece’s islands. Photograph: Stratis Balaskas/EPA

Like most urban burial grounds in Greece, space is at a premium in the main cemetery in Mytilene, capital of the country’s third largest island, Le(...)

Protesters carry the coffin of a member of the Hazara community murdered by Islamist militants, in a march through Kabul on Wednesday. Photograph: Jawad Jalali

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani appealed for calm after angry protesters from the ethnic Hazara minority tried to force their way into his Kabul palace(...)

Norman Scarth, of Veterans For Peace, at the white poppy wreath-laying in the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin. Mr Scarth is a veteran of the second World War. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The State is in “gross breach” of its supposedly neutral status and of its humanitarian obligations by continuing to allow US soldiers and aircraft to(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel, German economy minister Sigmar Gabriel (r) and Bavarian state premier Horst Seehofer (l) address the media before a meeting of German state leaders to discuss the migrant crisis in Berlin, Germany. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

After weeks of bad-tempered rows, Berlin’s grand coalition has agreed to expedite asylum applications and new camps to register over a million refugee(...)