The Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum was renovated in 2007 and gets up to 1,000 visitors a day. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty

Shanghai is one of the world’s great Jewish cities, and the history of refugees in the Chinese financial hub is a tale of both high glamour and bitter(...)

An image grab taken from a video shows alleged Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Photograph: Al-Furqan Media/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Several senior figures from Islamic State were killed in an air strike while meeting in a town in western Iraq, but the group‘s reclusive leader Abu B(...)

Deserted streets and damaged buildings in the central Syrian town of Talbisseh in the Homs province after Russia confirmed that it carried out its first air strike in Syria. Photograph: Mahmoud Taha/AFP/Getty Images 1:29

The White House warned Russia that its military actions in Syria risk prolonging the four-year-old conflict in the country as the US and Russian milit(...)

Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting of the presidential council for Civil Society and Human Rights at the Kremlin in Moscow on October 1st, 2015. Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov/AFP/Getty Images 1:23

Russian air strikes in Syria are targeting a list of well-known militant organisations, not only Islamic State, the Kremlin said on Thursday. M(...)

Terry McCarthy’s 27-year career  began on the front lines in Nicaragua and El Salvador.

In the mid-1980s, when Terry McCarthy graduated from UCD and started out at the Irish Press, Ireland’s unemployment rate was in double digits and a pe(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin: won approval from Russian parliament to send troops into combat overseas. Photograph: Alexei Nikolsky/Ria Novosti/AP

Russia has launched air strikes in Syria in a risky move that could complicate US-led efforts to halt the advance of Islamic State in the Middle East(...)

US secretary of defence Ashton Carter criticising Russian airstrikes in Syria during a press briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, September 30th, 2015. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images 1:29

Russia launched air strikes in Syria on Wednesday in the Kremlin’s biggest Middle East intervention in decades, but Moscow’s assertion that it had hi(...)

Camouflaged Iranian  soldiers march during the annual military parade marking the begging of the 1980 war with Iraq, in Tehran, Iran, 22 September 2015. Iran is marking the start of the eight-year-long war with Iraq. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

The Iraqi military has announced that it had agreed to share intelligence about the Islamic State with Russia, the Syrian government and Iran, an agre(...)

 A youth carries a young boy in a makeshift sling as they walk towards waiting buses at the Hungarian border with Serbia. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Now he was finally in Austria, Ahman Urabi realised how close he had been to doing something that would have left him penniless, and could have been d(...)

Abdullah Kurdi, father of late Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi,  who drowned off the coast of Turkey. Mr  Kurdi is pictured standing in front of his neighbour’s house in Kobane, Syria, on September 6th, 2015.  His family was buried in the war-torn city on September 4th. Photograph: Yasin Akgul/AFP/Getty Images

The father of drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi was working with smugglers and driving the flimsy boat that capsized trying to reach Greece, other pa(...)