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 Russian president Vladimir Putin : Moscow has been the main political and military power broker on the Syrian scene based on the 9,000 sorties its war planes have flown against anti-government insurgents. Photograph: Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Russian president Vladimir Putin’s announcement that he plans to pull his military aircraft and troops out of Syria has had an instant impact on both(...)

At a mere 183 pages South Korea’s Han Kang’s superb and disturbing novel in three acts, ‘The Vegetarian’, towers over the Man Booker International Prize long list.

Equal measures of interest and caution will greet the announcement of a 13-strong, if uneven, long list which marks the inaugural combining of two imp(...)

Tairod  Pugh:  convicted after a week-long trial in Brooklyn federal court. The case is the first in more than 75 Islamic State-related prosecutions brought since 2014 by the US department of justice to reach a jury verdict. Photograph: Reuters

A US Air Force veteran was found guilty on Wednesday of attempting to join Islamic State, according to Newsday and other local media. Tairod Pugh (48(...)

 Enda Kenny arrives at an extraordinary summit of European Union leaders with Turkey in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: Laurent Dubrule/EPA

The government is considering dispatching an Irish naval vessel to the Mediterranean to assist with the refugee crisis, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said.(...)

 German chancellor Angela Merkel and Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte at the Turkish embassy in Brussels, Belgium, ahead of  an EU-Turkey summit on the migration crisis. Photograph: Bart Maat/EPA

EU leaders gather in Brussels today for a key summit on the refugee crisis amid mounting concerns that Europe could be on the brink of a humanitarian (...)

Fethullah Gülen: Police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse large crowds of his supporters gathered outside of the Zaman newspaper on March 6th.

Two days after Turkey’s top-selling newspaper was taken over by the state, it dropped its criticisms of the government and published flattering storie(...)

The Turkish Coast Guard recovered 18 bodies in the Aegean Sea near the town of Didim.

At least 18 people attempting to reach Greece drowned after their boat sank off the Turkish coast on Sunday, the state-run Anatolian Agency reported. (...)

A police officer carries the lifeless body of Alan Kurdi (3) near the Turkish resort of Bodrum on September 2nd, 2015. Photograph: AP

Two Syrian men were sentenced to more than four years in prison on Friday for the death of a young Syrian boy whose body washed up on a beach in Turke(...)

A file photograph of a member of the youth division of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) holds a Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG). The PKK has been blamed for an attack on the town of Nusaybin in which two police were killed. Photograph: Cagdas Erdogan/Getty Images.

A car bomb and rocket attack by Kurdish militants killed two police officers and wounded 35 people in the southeastern Turkish province of Mardin on (...)

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