Pete & Mary Ward’s Country Choice at the Milk Market in Limerick. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Friday sees the return of Culture Night, the annual event where arts and cultural institutions around the country open their doors for a night of f(...)

 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(...)

An Iraqi migrant woman and her son wait for a bus to take them to the train station after disembarking at the port of Piraeus near Athens  on September 1st. Photograph:  Win McNamee/Getty Images

Having sold his car for $4,600, and then some of his wife’s jewellery, and having loaded his smartphone with photographs of his five children, all tha(...)

 Turkish soldiers secure the area at a barricade near the Yuksekova district of Hakkari city, in the southeast of Turkey. An attack  by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party  in the south-eastern Turkish province of Hakkari killed 31 soldiers, according to the PKK. Photograph: EPA/STR

Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdish insurgent targets on Sunday night after the militants staged what appeared to be their deadliest attack since the col(...)

Turkey's Republican People’s Party deputies argue with ruling AK Party lawmakers on deploying troops in the face of threats from within Syria and Iraq. Photograph: Reuters

Tucked away down the back alleys of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, the shrill of men calling out numbers and figures rings loud. Each one has at least one p(...)

Abdullah Kurdi, father of three-year old Aylan Kurdi, leaving a morgue in Mugla, Turkey, on Thursday. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters 2:30

The distraught father of two Syrian toddlers who drowned with their mother and several other migrants as they tried to reach Greece identified their b(...)

Thai Army officers walk with a suspect, believed to be involved in the recent Bankgkok blast, after his arrest in Sa Kaeo, near the Thai-Cambodia border. Photograph: National Council for Peace and Order/Handout via Reuters

Police in Thailand claimed significant progress on Wednesday towards finding the mastermind of Thailand’s deadliest attack after saying an arrested m(...)

Thai police chief Somyot Poompanmuang  told reporters that the reward offered for information leading to the capture of any bombing suspects would be given to the police team. Photograph: EPA

Police hunting for the perpetrators of Thailand’s deadliest bombing have arrested a second foreign suspect, prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on T(...)

Recep Tayyip Erdogan: his AKP Party lost its majority in June,  plunging Turkey into political uncertainty. Photograph: EPA

President Tayyip Erdogan and the ruling AK Party will keep their grip on power when an interim government is formed next week to lead Turkey to a snap(...)