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Up to 4,000 men, women and children from Iraq, Syria and Yemen seeking asylum in Europe are camped on the Belarus border. Photograph: Leonid Shcheglov Shcheglov / Belta/ AFP via Getty Images

Iraq is to begin repatriation flights on Thursday for migrants stranded on the Belarus-Poland border as aid agencies warn of a humanitarian crisis wit(...)

Kurdish man Karzan Sabah Ahmed,  his wife Shahen Qasm and child Lina  were killed in an accident on the M6 outside Ballinasloe, Co Galway. Photograph: Kurdish Irish Society

So small, and so far from family, is Galway’s Kurdish community that they let each other know when they are leaving the city, where they are going and(...)

Karzan Sabah Ahmed and his baby daughter Lina, who died in a crash in Co Galway last week

The family of Karzan Sabah Ahmed, who died with his wife and baby in a collision on the M6 in Galway last week, have sent their thanks to the people o(...)

A still from the documentary film Sabaya (sex slave) shows pictures of Yazidi women thought to be in Al-Hawl camp in Syria. Photograph: Lolav Media/Ginestra Film

On the seventh anniversary of Islamic State’s genocide of the Yazidi people, about 2,800 women and girls enslaved by the terror group are still missin(...)

Karzan Sabah Ahmed with Shahen Qasm and their daughter Lina, who were killed in a crash on the M6 outside Ballinasloe, Co Galway, last week. Photograph: Kurdish Irish Society Karzan Sabah Ahmed with Shahen Qasm and their daughter Lina, who were killed in a crash on the M6 outside Ballinasloe, Co Galway, last week. Photograph: Kurdish Irish Society

An appeal for funds to repatriate the bodies of the Kurdish family killed in a crash on the M6 last Thursday raised more than €60,000 one day after it(...)

Karzan Sabah Ahmed with Shahen Qasm and their daughter Lina, who were killed in a crash on the M6 outside Ballinasloe, Co Galway, last week. Photograph: Kurdish Irish Society Karzan Sabah Ahmed with Shahen Qasm and their daughter Lina, who were killed in a crash on the M6 outside Ballinasloe, Co Galway, last week. Photograph: Kurdish Irish Society

An appeal for funds to repatriate the bodies of the Kurdish family killed in a crash on the M6 last Thursday raised more than its initial €40,000 targ(...)

Shia militia fighters in Tal Afar, Iraq: Prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has been powerless to end the killings of some 40 activists.  File photograph: Ivor Prickett/New York Times

The weekend killing of the son of a prominent Iraqi human rights activist has reignited popular resentment against Iran-sponsored Shia militias which (...)

A woman walks through Camp Roj. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AFP via Getty

In a surprise move, the Netherlands has repatriated four of its nationals – a “jihadi bride” and two of her children along with a 12-year-old girl – w(...)

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(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence and his wife Karen  speak to the media  next to troops at Erbil International Airport in Erbil, Iraq, on Saturday. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

US vice-president Mike Pence visited Iraq on Saturday seeking to reassure Iraqi Kurds of US support after President Donald Trump’s decision to withdr(...)

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