Cache of leaked documents obtained by international media contains 11,000 leaked files with 4,600 individual records of Islamic State fighters. Photograph: Reuters

An Algerian-Irish citizen is among thousands of foreign fighters listed among Islamic State recruits in a cache of leaked documents obtained by inter(...)

US president Barack Obama during a press conference with British prime minister David Cameron  at the foreign office in London on Friday: he gave a full-throated endorsement of the Remain side in the European Union. Photograph:  Andy Rain/EPA

When Barack Obama last intervened in a British referendum in June 2014, it was to suggest in 2014 that the UK would be stronger if Scotland remained p(...)

UK justice secretary Michael Gove has accused the Remain side of running an overwhelmingly negative and pessimistic Brexit campaign, portraying Britain as “beaten and broken”. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

A British vote to leave the European Union could prompt other member states to follow suit, ushering in “the democratic liberation of a whole contine(...)

Thousands of people gather in front of the Parliament at the ‘Refugees Welcome! No to Fortress Europe!’ rally in Vienna, Austria. People protested around the world as part of the UN anti-racism day, for greater rights for migrants and refugees. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

Austria plans to deploy soldiers at the Brenner border with Italy to stem an expected increase in migrants trying to get to northern Europe, defence m(...)

Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei gets a shave at the makeshift Greek camp at Idomeni. Photograph: Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP/Getty Images

Several states are urgently reviewing border security in case the European Union and Turkey fail to dramatically cut the number of people crossing the(...)

A man keeps warm by a fire in a transit camp for migrants and refugees on the Greek side of the Greek-Macedonian border near Idomeni, Greece. Photograph: Zoltan Balogh/EPA

Mohammed dragged a hoe through the thick mud of Idomeni, trying to stop his family’s tent sinking into the mire along with their hopes of reaching Ger(...)

Migrants and refugees from Pakistan arrive at Lesvos, Greece. According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, 600,000 arrived on just one Greek island – Lesvos. Why? Because it is less than four miles from the Turkish coast. Photograph:  Panagiotis Balaskas/EPA

Late last month the EU warned of a “looming humanitarian crisis” in relation to Middle East refugees entering Europe through the Greek islands. Loomin(...)

A razor fence  at the Greek-Macedonian border near the Greek village of Idomeni where thousands of migrants  wait to cross  into Macedonia. Photograph: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images

Some 14,000 people waited at the border between Greece and Macedonia on Monday to learn their fate from European and Turkish leaders, with many saying(...)

Dear Pope Francis Book

So. You’re Pope Francis. And you’re finally getting used to people coming to you seeking all sorts of answers, even if you still struggle with the bel(...)

A  migrant woman  waits for  the train to depart to Slovenia on her journey to western Europe from  a refugee transit camp in Slavonski Brod, Croatia. Photograph: Darrin Zammit/Reuters

As the Syrian conflict continues to rage, the prospect of a renewed exodus of citizens to Europe seems all but inevitable. The deteriorating situatio(...)