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Author Tim Robinson  near his home in Roundstone, Connemara, Co Galway. Photograph: Brian Farrell

The acclaimed Connemara-based author, artist and cartographer Tim Robinson has died in London from coronavirus at the age of 85. Mr Robinson, who was(...)

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi: last seen entering the consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd, 2018. Photograph: Yasin Akgul/AFP via Getty Images

Istanbul prosecutors said on Wednesday they had prepared an indictment against a close aide to Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman and a (...)

EU Council president Charles Michel (centre) and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen (right) welcome Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan (left) before their meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium on Monday. Photograph: John Thys/Pool via Reuters

EU chiefs said they held “different opinions” on the implementation of a deal between the bloc and Turkey to prevent migrants from reaching the Europe(...)

Saudi crown prince  Mohammed bin Salman’s record as Saudi Arabia’s de facto leader has not inspired confidence. Photograph: Pavel Golovkin/Pool/File

Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has initiated a new round of purges of potential royal challengers with the aim of clearing his path to the suc(...)

A rebel fighter rides a motorcycle past a destroyed house in the village of al-Nayrab, 14km south-east of the city of Idlib in northwestern Syria. Photograph: Omar Haj Kadour/AFP via Getty

After weeks of clashes that killed scores of Turkish and Syrian soldiers, a truce hammered out by Ankara and Moscow has brought some days of much-need(...)

 A migrant gestures aas Greek anti-riot police officers use tears gas on the buffer zone Turkey-Greece border, at Pazarkule, in Edirne district. Photograph: by Ozan Kose/AFP

Greek police fired teargas to push back hundreds of migrants trying to cross over the border from Turkey on Saturday, as a crisis over Syria shifted o(...)

Members of Turkish-backed Syrian opposition “National Liberation Front” fire heavy artillery guns at government forces near the town Taftanaz,  Idlib province on Friday. Photograph:  Abdulwajed Haj Esteifi/AFP via Getty Images

Nato allies will consider strengthening Ankara’s air defences in response to the strike that killed 33 Turkish troops in rebel-held Syria overnight, f(...)

Travellers at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. File photograph: Reuters

The World Health Organisation has said that the coronavirus could reach most “if not all countries”. The warning comes after more confirmed cases be(...)

Princess Reema bint Bandar, the head of the Saudi Federation for Community Sports, third from left, at a match between local rivals Al-Ahli and Al-Batin in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the first soccer match women were allowed to attend at a public stadium in the country, January. 12, 2018. Photograph: Tasneem Alsultan/The New York Times

Saudi Arabia is to establish a female football league in a bid to loosen ultraconservative religious, social and cultural restrictions on girls and wo(...)

 A woman sits in front of makeshift tents as civilians take shelter in Haram region at the Syria-Turkey border, after fleeing Idlib Photograph:  Muhammed Said/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The baby wasn’t moving. Her body had gone hot, then cold. Her father rushed her to a hospital, going on foot when he could not find a car, but it was (...)

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