CCTV still shows (L-R) British teenagers Amira Abase, Kadiza Sultana and Shamima Begum walking with luggage at Gatwick Airport, south of London, on February 17th. Photograph: Metropolitan police/AFP/Getty Images

Security footage appears to show three British schoolgirls, believed to be on their way to join Islamic State militants, waiting for hours at a bus st(...)

 British police say they believe three missing schoolgirls (from left) Kadiza Sultana (16), Shamima Begum (15) and Amira Abase (15) have crossed into Syria in a bid to join Isis. Photograph: Metropolitan police handout/PA Wire

British police said they believed that three London schoolgirls who travelled to Turkey as part of an attempt to join Islamic State (Isis) militant(...)

A general view shows the Golden Horn Metro Bridge in Istanbul: Turkey’s largest city racks up a massive 55%  of the country’s total trade production and  35 billionaires – more than Paris, Tokyo or Dubai – have made their homes there.  Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images
Boomtime for cities across Turkey

Even with a president on the warpath and almost two million Syrian refugees weighing the country down, a recent study by the Brookings Institution and(...)

Still taken from CCTV  of (from left to right) an unnamed 15-year-old, Kadiza Sultana (16) and Shamima Begum (15) at Gatwick airport. The three girls are suspected of attempting to travel to Syria to join Islamic State. Photograph: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

Three schoolgirls have fled the UK in a suspected bid to travel to Syria and join Islamic State (Isis).Shamima Begum (15), Kadiza Sultana (16), and an(...)

Egyptian relatives of the members of security forces killed in North Sinai province during an attack arrive at Cairo military airport in  Egypt. Photograph: Mohamed El-Shahed/AFP/Getty Images

The highways between town and Cairo’s international airport were yesterday flanked with posters welcoming Russian president Vladimir Putin, visiting a(...)

Tony Mangan (57) pictured at Machu Picchu during his 50,000 km journey

The Dublin man who ran around the world has been awarded “person of the year” by his adventure sports peers.Tony Mangan (57) from the Liberties was ha(...)

 Erkan Gursoy, the 68-year-old Turkish-Canadian sailor, was adopted by the Aran islanders late last year. He  has just reached his destination of Istanbul after a nine-month solo voyage from Vancouver through the Northwest Passage on a  boat he built in his back garden.

A 68-year-old Turkish-Canadian sailor who was “adopted” by the Aran Islands after being caught in a hurricane has been given a hero’s welcome in his (...)

A market in Nice. The attack has shaken Nice’s 25,000-strong Jewish community

French police arrested Moussa Koulibaly, an African Muslim who attacked a French army guard in front of a Jewish community centre in a pedestrian zon(...)

“In tough times, he just listened to me over pints”. John Grenham, left, and Jonathan Hession. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

John Grenham is a genealogist who has developed genealogical software, Grenham’s Irish Recordfinder. He writes ‘Irish Roots’ column in 'The Irish T(...)

An Aer Lingus plane passes a British Airways aircraft on the runway at London Heathrow – Aer Lingus owns 23 landing and take-off slots at the airport, worth between €770m and €925m.Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Buying a landing and take-off slot at London Heathrow Airport will cost you between €33.5 million and €40.25 million according to a recent estimate fr(...)