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Syrians drive with their belongings along the main Damascus-Aleppo highway near the town of Saraqib in Syria’s jihadist-held Idlib province on May 9th, 2019. Photograph: Anas al-Dyab

The UN Security Council is set to meet on Friday to discuss fighting between the Syrian army, which is backed by Russian air cover, and jihadis based (...)

Khalid Ibn al-Walid mosque: A Unesco world heritage site, the mosque has been restored with donations from Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov.  Photograph: Michael Jansen

Homs is a city of celebrations. Its residents have survived eight years of war and are determined to overcome deprivations imposed by the punitive pea(...)

The Sido family when they were briefly reunited in Greece for a few weeks last summer. Nermin, who has been refused under family reunification, stands between brothers Jwan and Khalil.

The family of two young Syrian Kurdish men, who came to Ireland as refugees last year, have appealed for the Government to allow their sister (22) int(...)

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan give a joint news conference following their trilateral talks in Sochi on February 14th. Photograph: Mikhail Klimentyevass via Getty Images

In the Black Sea resort of Sochi on St Valentine’s Day, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin welcomed the leaders of Turkey and Iran with tea and biscuit(...)

Áine Ryan with her father, George.

Daddy’s dementia makes me preoccupied with death. His death. My own death. My baby brother Dermot’s painful death from pancreatic cancer. Mammy’s deat(...)

A busy street in the northern city of Idlib, Syria’s mostly rebel-held province. Photograph:   Muhammad Haj Kadour / AFP

Al-Qaeda’s offshoot in Syria has consolidated its hold over the northwestern Idlib province, opening the door for a postponed Syrian army offensive ag(...)

Syrian civilians cross from rebel-held areas in Idlib province into regime-held territories on December 27th, 2018. Photograph:  George Ourfalian/ AFP/Getty

Battles between rival insurgent factions in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province have killed dozens of fighters over the past week and left al-Qaeda af(...)

Bashar Samiz and his cousin Yamen in Ballaghaderreen: locals have won national and international plaudits for their response to refugees.

Bashar Samiz got to play chess when his fifth-year classmates at the Abbey Community College in Boyle, Co Roscommon, were doing their Christmas Irish (...)

Gallaghers on Main Street, Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, is one of the oldest shops run by one of the best known people, Mary Gallagher. File photograph: Brendan Gallagher

One of the oldest shops run by one of the best known people in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon is to close down. Gallaghers on Main Street in the town (...)

A Syrian boy receives treatment at a hospital in  Aleppo on Saturday. Official Syrian media accused the armed opposition of launching an attack with “toxic gas” on the northern city, but a leading rebel alliance has denied any involvement. Photograph:  George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images

The global chemical weapons agency will investigate an alleged gas attack in Aleppo, Syria on Saturday that reportedly wounded up to 100 people, the h(...)

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