Mosney reception centre for asylum seekers, in Co Meath. Photograph: Frank Miller

Official figures to be published today will show 250 people sought asylum in Ireland last month. The numbers so far this year – an average of 230 a (...)

‘There is rightly much pride in the life-saving work of the LÉ Eithne and its crew.’ Above, migrants wait to  disembark from the Irish Naval ship  LÉ Eithne at the Catania harbour,  on June 16th, 2015. Photograph: AP Photo/Carmelo Imbesi

Footage of Irish naval personnel rescuing women, men and children in peril at sea has brought the crisis in the Mediterranean closer to home. There is(...)

A Palestinian man  waits for a travel permit to cross into Egypt at the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip yesterday. Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

Israel has claimed the Israel Defence Forces’ operation in Gaza last summer was a moral, defensive war conducted in accordance with international law.(...)

Kurdish Syrian refugees in a truck at the Turkish-Syrian border, near the southeastern town of Suruc, in Sanliurfa province. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

The Government has agreed to take a further 300 Syrian refugees in the ongoing crisis, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil. Mr Kenny said the Cabin(...)

Crews from the LÉ Eithne rescuing migrants from a small craft in the Mediterranean at the weekend. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces /PA Wire

The Government has agreed to take a further 300 Syrian refugees in the ongoing crisis, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil. Mr Kenny said the Cabin(...)

Indonesia’s hardline Islamic Defenders Front members burn a picture of Buddhist monk Ashin Wirathu, a proponent of the Buddhist extremist movement in Burma (Myanmar) known as 969 and was once jailed by Burma’s former military junta for anti-Muslim violence, during a protest in front of the Burmese Embassy in Jakarta on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters

More than 2,500 migrants could still be stranded on boats in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea, according to estimates by the United Nations, as Thai(...)

Indonesian health workers check on the condition of a Rohingya migrant, who arrived recently by boat, at a temporary shelter in Kuala Langsa, in Indonesia’s Aceh Province on Monday. Malaysia’s police chief said  that 139 graves believed to contain the remains of migrants were found near the country’s border with Thailand, and that some graves contained more than one body. Photograph: Darren Whiteside/Reuters 1:14

Malaysia has uncovered 139 graves thought to contain the remains of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh scattered around more than two dozen suspect(...)

A Rohingya migrant child poses for an identification picture at a temporary shelter  in Kuala Langsa, Aceh province, Indonesia. Photograph: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images

Three hundred refugees due to come to Ireland under a new EU scheme will be given integration courses in Dublin before being resettled elsewhere in t(...)

Migrant Rohingya children from Burma rest with their family at the confinement area in the fishing port of Kuala Langsa in Indonesia where hundreds of migrants from Burma and Bangladesh are taking temporary shelter after they were rescued by Indonesian fishermen. Photograph: Romeo Gacadromeo/AFP/Getty Images

Malaysia urged Burma (Myanmar) on Sunday to halt the exodus from its shores as concern grew for uncounted migrants adrift in rickety boats around the (...)

A Rohingya migrant eats food dropped by a Thai army helicopter after he jumped to collect supplies at sea from a boat drifting in Thai waters off the southern island of Koh Lipe in the Andaman sea on May 14th, 2015. Photograph: AFP/Getty

Thailand has found a boat drifting off its west coast carrying 300 migrants but has refused to grant it permission to land, a senior police officer sa(...)