Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at  a May Day rally in London on Sunday: he  announced an independent review and pledged to tighten party codes of conduct in a bid to put a lid on the row. Photograph:  Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Senior Labour and trade union figures have denied Labour has a problem with anti-Semitism and accused Labour MPs of whipping up the issue as part of e(...)

A man carries bread as he walks past damaged buildings in Aleppo’s al-Ansari al-Sharqi neighborhood December 2, 2013. Photograph: Mahmoud Hebbo/Reuters.

One morning in mid-2014, before the summer sun had reached its peak, two elderly men in Aleppo, Syria, sat on plastic chairs, chatting quietly and dr(...)

Mossack Fonseca’s office in Panana. The firm has branches in Hong Kong, Miami, Zurich and more than 35 other places around the globe . The firm is one of the world’s top creators of shell companies, corporate structures that can be used to hide ownership of assets.

A massive leak of documents exposes the offshore holdings of 12 current and former world leaders and reveals how associates of Russian President Vlad(...)

Dr Khaled Alotaibi at the South Circular Road mosque. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An Islamic scholar who is visiting Dublin, and has been described as extremist by two leading Irish Muslims, has said he “always encourages young peo(...)

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon said the pause in the fighting was largely holding, despite some incidents that he hoped would be contained. Photograph: Sandro Campardo/EPA

A senior official from Syria’s main opposition group said yesterday the first major attempt to halt the fighting after nearly five years of war was in(...)

Syrian Arab Red Crescent ambulances evacuate fighters and civilians from the two besieged Shia towns of al-Foua and Kefraya in the mainly rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib. Photograph: Reuters

Buses evacuated several hundred fighters and civilians from two besieged areas in Syria on Monday under a deal between warring parties backed by the U(...)

Syrian children carry placards as they call for the lifting of the siege off Madaya and Zabadani towns in Syria, in front of the offices of the UN headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

Ambulances and buses entered the besieged rebel-held Syrian town of Zadabani on Monday to ferry scores of the insurgents to Turkey under a deal broker(...)

Damaged buildings are pictured at night in the rebel-controlled area of Maaret al-Numan town in Idlib province, Syria. Photograph: Reuters

A UN-sponsored deal to evacuate more than 2,000 Islamic State fighters and other militants from rebel-held parts of south Damascus in Syria has been d(...)

 Samir Kuntar: killed, along with at least eight other militants, when a number of missiles hit a building in the Damascus suburb of Jaramana. Photograph: Joseph Barrak/AFP/Getty Images

Hizbullah says an Israeli air strike on a residential building in a suburb of the Syrian capital, Damascus, killed Lebanese Druze militant Samir Kunt(...)

Smoke rises from the site of US-led air strikes in the town of Sinjar, Iraq. Photograph: Ari Jalal/Reuters

Kurdish forces backed by US air strikes have seized the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar from Islamic State (IS), giving the jihadists’ opponents an impo(...)