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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(...)

Medical staff treat a boy after a suspected chemical attack on his town of al-Khalidiya, in Aleppo, Syria. Photograph: SANA/AP.

Russia on Sunday accused insurgents in Syria of bombarding the city of Aleppo with shells filled with chlorine gas. It claims the gas poisoned 46 peo(...)

Mohammad Hamza, his wife Huriye and daughters Derin, Lorin and Tulin from Aleppo are beneficiaries of EU funded ESSN programme in Izmir, Turkey.

When Khalil and his wife Fayrouz crossed the border from Syria to Turkey in 2016, it was snowing. They had walked from Aleppo with their children and(...)

Syrian refugees on Istiklal avenue in Istanbul: more than 3.7 million Syrians are registered in Turkey.  Photograph: Bulent kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey is home to more displaced Syrians than any other country, but growing intercommunal violence between refugees and their hosts is straining rela(...)

  People wait with their vehicles to cross Jaber-Nassib border crossing to Syria from Jordan on October 29th. A total of 344 refugees were said to have returned to Syria early this week Photograph:  Andre Pain/EPA

The reopening of Syria’s border with Jordan and the national museum in Damascus are seen by Syrians as signs of normality after seven years of civil c(...)

A Syrian rebel fighter from the National Liberation Front. Photograph: Aaref Watad/AFP/Getty Images

The agreement reached by Russia and Turkey for the creation of a demilitarised buffer zone surrounding the Syrian province of Idlib appeared to falter(...)

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