Protesters shout slogans during a large demonstration in Chisinau, Moldova, on Sunday. Photograph: Vadim Ghirda/EPA

Moldovans are taking to the streets to protest against corruption and a controversial new government, but a potential driver of much needed change is (...)

Displaced Yazidi children flee violence from forces loyal to  Islamic State in Sinjar town on August 11th, 2014. Photograph: Rodi Said/Reuters

In a residential apartment block in a fashionable new estate in Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, the German foreign office has set up a makeshift consulate (...)

Seven children among dead after boat apparently capsizes. Photograph: Reuters

In a stark reminder of the depth of Europe’s migrant crisis the bodies of 34 people, seven of them children, washed up on Turkey’s Aegean coast yester(...)

The “ruinously selfish” behaviour of some member states towards refugees has brought the European Union to its knees, former attorney general Peter Sutherland has said.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The “ruinously selfish” behaviour of some member states towards refugees has brought the European Union to its knees, former attorney general Peter Su(...)

A group of migrants queue to be registered as they prepare to cross the border into Spielfeld in Austria from the village of Sentilj in Slovenia. Photograph: Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters

The European Commission was not informed by Austria of plans to build a border with Slovenia, a EU spokesman has said, following Austria’s announcemen(...)

An escalation in fighting in recent weeks is set to prompt a new wave of displaced Syrians. Photograph: Mauricio Lima/The New York Times

A wave of up to 100,000 refugees has fled the Syrian city of Aleppo and surrounding areas since the beginning of Russian attacks there, the president (...)

Syrian refugee Farid Majid carries his daughter, Silva, on his shoulders as his brother Ahmed Majid (left) and their family make their way to the Hungarian border, in Roszke, Serbia, on August 30th. An escalation in fighting in recent weeks is set to prompt a new wave of displaced Syrians.  Photograph: Mauricio Lima/The New York Times

A tenuous truce in the Syrian countryside north of the city of Homs was shattered this month, when Russian war planes started to attack the village of(...)

Migrants are escorted through fields by Slovenian police and the army as they walk from the village of Rigonce to Brezice refugee camp on Saturday. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

“Wood,” the elderly Syrian said through the fence, “can you give me some wood?” He pointed to blocks of cut wood piled up where workers were erecting (...)

Hungarian police officers control the border line as a migrant man carrying his child walks by at the Horgos border crossing into the Hungary, near Horgos, Serbia, on Tuesday. Photograph: Darko Vojinovic/AP Photo

Hundreds of asylum seekers were preparing to bed down at Serbia’s border with Hungary on Tuesday night, after the Budapest government sealed the front(...)

 A young refugee rests with her family on  the Blue Star ferry bound for Athens from Kos. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Greece’s caretaker government has said it will take immediate steps to improve conditions for the thousands of refugees and migrants that have arrived(...)