Fiat’s first mid-size car for almost a decade was unveiled at the Istanbul motor show

Fiat has finally given us a look at its first mid-size car for almost a decade, with the unveiling of the Agea, the car that will replace the ancient (...)

19-year-old Hosam from Damascus has joined the thousands of migrants attempting to reach Europe. In order to get there, Hosam says,  he will have to pay smugglers €6,000. Photograph: Stephen Starr

Hosam Hamada is somewhere on the open Mediterranean Sea, the hope of a new life and the black water below for company. He and his fellow migrants – fl(...)

Iraqi fighters of the Shia militia Asaib Ahl al-Haq (The League of the Righteous) at their headquarters in the southern city of Basra. A spokesman for the force said  militias were mobilised but are being held back by political resistance from the US-led coalition. Photograph: Haidar Mohammed Ali/AFP/Getty Images

Shia militias were mobilising to battle fighters from the Islamic State (IS) in the Iraqi city of Ramadi yesterday as hundreds of residents remained t(...)

For a moment, it seems like I may have wandered into the auditions for some exotic Next Top Model TV series, as an unfeasibly glamorous troupe of girl(...)

Steven Gerrard’s greatest moment for Liverpool, when he spearheaded the so-called Miracle of Istanbul to claim the club’s fifth European Cup. Photograph: Phil Noble/PA Wire.

Of the 14 questions put to Brendan Rodgers yesterday about Steven Gerrard’s leaving of Liverpool, six related to his mooted return. A pensioner, luck(...)

The Libyan coastguard at a heavy machine gun position off the coast of the eastern port city of Misrata on May 9th. Turkey accused government forces of an unprovoked attack on its ship. Photograph: Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images

Forces loyal to Libya’s internationally recognised government said on Monday that they shelled a Turkish ship off the Libyan coast after it was warned(...)

Cruises with an educational theme offer cultural, cookery and creative courses on board

Cruise for culture In the world of educational travel, what name could be more august than Smithsonian? The US institution founded for the “inc(...)

A masked protester runs away from a water cannon’s jet during clashes with police in Okmeydani neighbourhood in Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul went into a security lockdown on Friday as thousands of police manned barricades and closed streets to stop May Day rallies at Taksim Square, a symbolic point for protests. Photograph: Kemal Aslan/Reuters

Turkish police locked down large areas of downtown Istanbul and authorities shut public transport to prevent demonstrations on the International Worke(...)

President Michael D Higgins places carnations on the graves of  soldiers at the 57th Turkish Regiment cemetery and memorial site in Gallipoli. Photograph: Burhan Ozbilici/AP

True worshipers are those who tread gently on the earth, said the Rev Lance Lukin, quoting the Koran. And then the principal chaplain of the New Zeala(...)

Pictures of Armenians killed in Istanbul in 1915  at a rally to commemorate the anniversary of the mass killing. Photograph: Yasin Akgul/AFP/Getty Images

The speaker begins to recite a list of names, but his voice is drowned out by the din of the morning traffic. He persists. As commuters hurry past and(...)