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The remains of a Russian Sukhoi Su-25 fighter jet in Ma’saran village near Saraqeb city, in eastern Idlib, Syria. Photograph: Abdalla Saad/EPA

Russia warned on Monday that jihadi use of shoulder-fired missiles has become a serious hazard to aircraft overflying Syria following the downing on S(...)

Left wing-backed independent Stavros Malas shakes hands with Nicos Anastasiades of the right wing Democratic Rally party in Nicosia, Cyprus. Photograph: Yiannis Kourtoglou

Greek Cypriots go to the polls on Sunday in a tight run-off election between the conservative incumbent, Nicos Anastasiades, and an independent challe(...)

Members of the Syrian Democratic Forces. The militia is dominated by the Kurdish group known as  YPG, which the United States regards as its most reliable partner in the area. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/the New York Times

They seek to sweep away borders and establish a stateless society. Their female fighters struggle and die beside male comrades. Their leftist, anti-Is(...)

Paramedics carry a wounded person from the rubble of a mosque in Kilis, Turkey, near the border with Syria on Wednesday. Photograph: Can Erok/DHA-Depo Photos via AP

Turkey urged the United States on Thursday to halt its support for Kurdish YPG fighters or risk confronting Turkish forces on the ground in Syria, so(...)

Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan chairs a security meeting in Ankara on Tuesday. Photograph: Kayhan Ozer/presidential palace via Reuters

Turkey seeks to avoid any clash with US, Russian or Syrian forces but will take any steps needed for its security, a Turkish minister said on Tuesday(...)

Smoke rises from the Syria’s Afrin region. Photograph: Osman Orsal/Reuters

Turkish ground forces pushed into northern Syria’s Afrin province on Sunday, the army said, after Turkey launched artillery and air strikes on a US-ba(...)

Refugees and migrants queue to receive food in a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

The RAF’s Red Arrows could not have picked a more unsuitable location for their annual overseas training than the skies above the Ritsona refugee camp(...)

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