China’s president Xi Jinping shakes hands with Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People  in Beijing on Tuesday. Photograph:  Parker Song/GettyImages

China’s president Xi Jinping welcomed Sudan’s president Omar Hassan al-Bashir, an accused war criminal, as an “old friend” on Tuesday, as China’s fore(...)

French prime minister Manuel Valls at a migrants’ reception centre in Calais: a visit to “the jungle” was too great a security risk. Photograph: Denis Charlet/EPA

It was all they would see of “the jungle”: black faces lined up along the road as the prime minister’s motorcade sped by, the chaotic jumble of shacks(...)

A boat packed with mainly African migrants bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast on Thursday and officials said up to 200 might have died. Photograph: Reuters/Hani Amara

Libya has recovered 105 bodies after a boat packed with migrants sank in the Mediterranean Sea, saying that almost 100 more people were missing and fe(...)

South Sudanese SPLA soldiers stand near a burned out hut in Pageri Eastern Equatoria earlier this week.  Photograph: AFP

South Sudanese soldiers raped children, burned people alive in their homes and hunted others for days in swamps in an increasingly brutal war the gove(...)

Stephen O’Brien, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, with Syrian refugees during his visit to a makeshift settlement  in Lebanon. Photograph:  Mohamed Azakir/Reuters

The conflict in Yemen has left the poorest country in the Middle East on the brink of famine, the United Nations said on Thursday, as a bomb killed fo(...)

Bentiu, South Sudan. Photograph: Colm Moloney

The day is written into my mind in indelible ink. The biggest, whitest, fluffiest clouds raced across the bluest sky I had ever seen. I was in Zimbabw(...)

 South Sudan President Salva Kiir (left) and leader of South Sudan’s largest rebel group and former vice-president Riek Machar. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

Uganda told South Sudan’s warring factions on Tuesday to put their egos aside and make peace, a day after President Salva Kiir refused to sign a deal (...)

A migrant crawls under a fence as he attempts to access the Channel Tunnel in Calais, northern France, at the weekend. Photograph: Emilio Morenatti/AP 10:11

If Khamis Adam had been born in Ireland or England, he would probably be running his own accountancy business - or in politics, in television or on th(...)

Migrants walk in the direction of the Eurotunnel terminal  near Calais, northern France. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images 10:11

When several thousand Irish construction workers were involved in building the Channel Tunnel more than 25 years ago, tabloid newspapers reported o(...)

A man  building  a shelter in the migrant camp  in Calais, France. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The landscapes of emigration, migration, exile and return are complex ones of loss, enrichment, suffering and enduring hope. Every time I hear about t(...)