A Syrian man carries a bag at a camp for displaced people in al-Bal, east of the rebel-held town of Azaz in northern Syria. Photograph: Nazeer al-Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

Pan-European air traffic control agency Eurocontrol has warned airlines to exercise caution in the eastern Mediterranean due to the possible launch o(...)

Syrian Kurds wave the Kurdish flag, in the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli during a gathering in support of the independence referendum in Iraq’s autonomous northern Kurdish region. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images

A referendum on independence from Baghdad has been approved by more than 90 per cent of voters, the election commission for Iraq’s Kurdish region said(...)

Aer Lingus is the second cleanest and quietest airline in a league table of 50 carriers using Heathrow Airport. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Aer Lingus is the second cleanest and quietest airline in a league table of 50 carriers using Heathrow Airport, while Israel’s El Al is the dirtiest a(...)